What is a Driver Training School?
A driver training school is a business that charges a fee to provide education and training to persons seeking to obtain a license to operate motor vehicles. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is responsible for the licensing and oversight of the driver training school. Our objective is to ensure that driver training schools provide high quality education in a safe and secure learning environment.
Driver training schools may teach people of all ages or may elect to teach only juveniles or adults. They may teach classroom and/or in-vehicle training.
Entry Level Driver Training
Drivers will need to meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's minimum training requirements to obtain one of the following:
- A Class A or Class B commercial driver's license (CDL) for the first time
- Upgrade of an existing Class C to a Class A or B or an existing Class B to a Class A CDL.
- A hazardous materials endorsement (HME), a passenger (P) or school bus (S) endorsement for the first time
For more information on entry level driver training (ELDT) please see entry level driver training for class A driver training schools below.
Licensing Requirements for Driver Training Schools
- Class A Driver Training Schools (Commercial)
- Entry Level Driver Training for Class A Driver Training Schools (Commercial)
- Class B Driver Training Schools (Passenger)
Existing driver training schools may also be licensed to offer the following programs: