Driver Education

Relating to driver training and education.

Txt U L8R Spring Program

09 March 2018

A unique program designed to discourage individuals from texting while driving, from University of Vermont Medical Center

CDL Instructor Qualifications

All applicants:

  • Must hold valid CDL license
  • Must pass CDL written examinations: General, Air, Combination, Tank, Doubles and Triples, and Hazardous Materials
  • Must pass written test based on CDL driver training materials and state rules and regulations
  • Must pass complete CDL skills tests

In addition to the above applicants who will be providing training in passenger vehicles:

Standard Driver Training (Pleasure car type)

Applicant has a teaching certificate not endorsed for driver education:

State College External Degree Program

This program is conducted once a year in the central Vermont area. Information can be obtained by calling the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative at 802-498-3350. The program includes, but is not limited to the following units:

  • Zone Control
  • Driver Education 1
  • Driver Education 2
  • In-Car Teaching Techniques


Driver Training Instructors

In order to provide instruction for hire, in driving motor vehicles, individuals must be licensed. Those persons teaching driver education outside of a school system must be licensed through the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. Once licensed, instructors must work for a driver training school which has been licensed through the DMV.

Instructor Qualifications

Regulatory Guidance:  23 V.S.A § 705, 706; APA rule (1)

Driver Training Schools

The following is a listing of standard driving schools including the type(s) of training offered. For information regarding tuition, schedules and other details, please contact the schools directly.


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