Driver Education

Relating to driver training and education.

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:


Keene State College – Manchester, NH

The Safety Center program is conducted several times a year. Contact the college for scheduling specifics. Information can be obtained by calling 603-358-2290. The program may include the following courses:

  • Introduction to Traffic Safety
  • Methods of Teaching Driver and Traffic Safety Education
  • Contemporary Issues and Methods in Traffic Safety


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)

Prepare Your Vehicle For A Road Test

You will not be permitted to take the driving test unless the motor vehicle you furnish is properly equipped, in good mechanical condition, and properly registered and inspected.

Driver's License Manual

22 April 2019
Driver's Manual includes everything needed for obtaining a learner permit. Also available in audio format or in an interactive online version -

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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Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

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