How long will this course take?
The California traffic school course is approved as an 8-hour course. Your course material is broken down into single-subject units, which you can complete at your own pace. Therefore, how long the course takes is up to you! You will, however, need to ensure you meet your court-set deadline.
What types of things will I study?
Each of the course chapters focuses on a single topic that pertains to California driving and traffic laws. Some examples:
- ● Highway safety
- ● Alcohol- and drug-impaired driving
- ● State traffic laws
- ● Driving emergencies
- ● Vehicle maintenance
Do I have to take a final exam?
What is the testing and grading policy?
Each of the chapters contain a quiz that reviews important content from that chapter. There are 10 questions per quiz, and you need to obtain a score of 70% or higher to pass onto the next chapter. The quizzes will provide you with an excellent opportunity to master the course material and prepare for your final exam. You will be provided with feedback on any incorrect answers, and you may retake your quizzes an unlimited amount of times.
What will happen if I fail the final exam?
You may retake your quizzes and final exam if you do not obtain a passing score of 70% or higher on your first try. You are allowed unlimited retakes on your quizzes, and a total of one (1) retake on your final exam.
Is there a time limit to complete this course?
Deadlines are typically determined by the California courts. While we allow you 730 days to complete your course before your account is suspended, the court may require you to finish your course much sooner than that. Make sure to determine your court’s deadline before beginning the course.
Regardless of court deadlines, you must complete the course within 730 days of registration. Any student who has not successfully completed the course within 730 days will be terminated without notice and will not be eligible for a refund.
My court due date is today – can I still take the course?
Since we report your completion information to the DMV electronically, you may enroll in your course the day it is due – however, you must complete the course before midnight in order for it to be reported to the DMV with the date of your deadline and for you to receive credit. As long as you finish all 8 hours before the midnight deadline, you may enroll in the course the same day as your due date.
I've already paid the court money for traffic school, why do I have to pay again?
What certificate delivery options do I have?
Your proof of completion will be automatically sent by I Drive Safely to the DMV upon completion at no cost to you. You may also purchase a copy for an additional fee.