Frequently Asked Questions
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1. What is traffic violator school?
A traffic violator school provides courses regarding traffic safety. These courses are provided in a variety of modes, including classroom instruction, Internet courses, and home study, and are offered in a variety of different language formats. DMV-licensed traffic violator school courses offered through classroom instruction provide a minimum of 340 minutes of instruction and a 60-minute final exam. DMV-licensed Internet and home study courses consist of a minimum content of 42,000 words as well as a mandatory 60-minute final exam. All DMV-licensed traffic violator school courses must meet or exceed the requirements set forth in Title 13 § 345.30 of the California Code of Regulations.
2. Why take a traffic violator school course?
By taking a DMV-licensed traffic violator school course, you can have one point on your driving record (resulting from a cited traffic violation) masked for insurance purposes. This may prevent an increase in your auto insurance premium, and in some cases, may prevent a suspension of your driving privileges.

Please note that you may NOT take traffic violator school to mask a point on your driving record if:

• You have requested or attended traffic school on a previous violation that occurred within the last 18 months in the State of California;
• You are under 18 years of age;
• You were driving a commercial vehicle or carrying hazardous material when you were cited; or
• You were cited for a violation which carries a negligent operator point count of more than one point, such as: driving with a suspended license; failing to stop at an accident scene; speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour; reckless driving; and engaging in speed contests.
3. I have a question/problem with a traffic citation. Who should I contact?
You can find information regarding traffic citations (issued within the County of Los Angeles) through the Los Angeles Superior Court’s website.

You may also contact the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Metropolitan Courthouse for information regarding any citation issued in the County of Los Angeles by calling:

(213) 742-1884, (213) 742-6648, or (213) 742-1928.

The Metropolitan Courthouse is located at 1945 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

Please note that Traffic Administration Services (TAS) does not have any information regarding traffic citations issued, nor does TAS have the authority to resolve traffic citations.
4. Can I resolve my traffic violation through Traffic Administration Services?
No. You will need to resolve your traffic violation with the Court. You can resolve your traffic violation online through the Los Angeles Superior Court's website. Otherwise, please contact the courthouse indicated on your citation, either in person or via telephone at (213) 742-1884. For courthouse locations and contact information, please click here.
5. Can I sign up for traffic violator school through Traffic Administration Services?
No. You will need to make arrangements with the Court before you take traffic violator school. This may be done:

• In-person at the courthouse indicated on your citation;
• Via telephone at (213) 742-1884;
• Via mail (please refer to your citation for mailing instructions); or
• Via the Los Angeles Superior Court’s website.

Please note that should you elect to take traffic violator school, you will need to pay an additional Court-imposed fee in addition to the bail amount from your violation. Furthermore, please note that this additional fee is a Court administrative fee and does not go toward any course fee charged by the traffic violator school; you will still need to pay the school for taking their course.

6. Can I elect to take traffic violator school after I pay the bail amount on my citation?
It is strongly advised that you elect to take traffic violator school (and make the proper arrangements with the Court) at the time you pay your bail. Should you elect to take traffic violator school after you pay your bail, you will have to contact the courthouse indicated on your citation to make special arrangements. This process may involve paying additional fees, and you may also be required to appear in front of a Judge to request traffic violator school.
7. I currently have more than one point on my driving record. Can I take several DMV-licensed traffic violator school courses to remove them?
For the purpose of masking traffic citations on your driving record, you may only take traffic violator school once every 18 months.
8. I have arranged with the Court to take traffic violator school. What is the next step?

Now that you have arranged with the Court to take traffic violator school, you will need to visit the DMV’s OLSIS website to find a DMV-licensed traffic violator school. Please click here to visit the DMV’s OLSIS website.

Fees for traffic violator school courses differ between schools. Please contact the school or visit their website (if applicable) for more information. Once you have selected a traffic violator school, you will need to complete the course and successfully pass the exam at the conclusion of the course.

9. Is it necessary that the traffic violator school I choose be a DMV-licensed traffic violator school?
YES. For the purpose of fulfilling your traffic violator school obligation with the Court and masking a traffic violation on your driving record, you must take a DMV-licensed traffic violator school. (Please see FAQ #5 for information on how to find a DMV-licensed traffic violator school.) Completing a traffic violator course that is NOT a DMV-licensed will NOT fulfill your traffic violator school obligation.
10. I do not live in the County of Los Angeles. Am I required to take a DMV-licensed traffic violator school located within the County of Los Angeles?
NO. You can successfully complete any traffic violator school course to fulfill your traffic violator school obligation, provided that the course is licensed by the DMV. Taking a course that is not licensed by the DMV will not fulfill your traffic violator school obligation. Please visit the DMV’s OLSIS website to find a classroom, Internet, or home study course available in your area.
12. Once I have taken a traffic violator school course, are there any additional steps I need to take in order to have my point removed from my driving record?
Upon successful completion of a traffic violator school course, the school is required to provide the student with proof of successful course completion. Within three (3) business days from successful completion of a traffic violator school course, the school is required to send course completion information directly to the Court and DMV, via the DMV’s Traffic Violator Completion Certificate system.

Typically, there is no need for the traffic violator to submit proof of successful course completion to the Court. However, students are advised to keep a copy of his/her proof of successful course completion from the traffic violator school, should the Court request proof of successful course completion.

Additionally, to check on the status of your traffic citation, you can use the LA ECourt Online feature on the Los Angeles Superior Court’s LA ECourt service. Please note that it may take one to two weeks from the date of successful course completion for your traffic violator school completion to be reflected on your citation status.
13. I recently took a classroom/home study traffic violator school course and I would like to report a problem. Who do I contact?
Complaints regarding traffic violator schools should be forwarded directly to the DMV’s Occupational Licensing department. Click here to file a traffic violator school complaint with the DMV.
14. I need to request an extension to complete traffic violator school. Who do I contact?
You will need to contact the Court to request an extension to complete traffic violator school. Traffic Administration Services does not have the authority to grant traffic violator school extensions. You may request a traffic violator school extension from the Court in-person at the Court location listed on your citation, via telephone at (213) 742-1884, or by using the LA ECourt Online service on the Los Angeles Superior Court’s LA ECourt service.
15. I recently received a red light camera ticket. How do I challenge it?
Traffic Administration Services does not have or offer any information on how to challenge any traffic citations, including red light camera tickets. You will need to contact the courthouse indicated on your citation for additional information regarding your traffic violation.
16. I want to challenge my traffic ticket. Who do I contact?
Please contact the courthouse indicated on your citation. Traffic Administration Services does not have or offer any information on how to challenge traffic citations.