In order to be eligible for traffic school in California:
- You must have a valid California driver's license;
- You must have not attended traffic school for a citation issued within the past 18 months of your present citation (violation date to violation date);
- You have not failed to appear on the citation;
- The infraction is not more than 1 point;
- You were not cited for any charge involving alcohol or drug use or possession;
- You were not charged with exceeding a speed limit by more than 25 miles per hour;
- You do not hold a commercial driver's license of any class. Effective September 20, 2005, the state prohibits holders of a commercial driver’s licenses from attending traffic school, regardless of whether the violation was committed in a commercial or private vehicle.
Out-of-state convictions for California drivers: The California DMV will add points to your driving record for traffic convictions you receive in other states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
Out-of-state drivers: The California court where you got your ticket will report the offense to your home state. Depending on your home state, you may be eligible to take traffic school. Contact the CA court that gave you the citation to see if they will allow you to complete traffic school in lieu of reporting the citation to your home state./course/course.php" onclick="eraseCookie('selfsubmitstateform'); eraseCookie('coursestate');">Get Started Now!