CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR BECOMING A DRIVER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR
To become a certified driver education instructor, obtaining a provisional certificate is the first step. It allows you to work, as an instructor, for a commercial driving school or secondary school. An instructor must obtain a standard certificate in order to open a commercial driving school.
TO OBTAIN A PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATE (VALID FOR TWO YEARS) YOU MUST:
- Have a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency.
- Complete two, three-credit courses at Keene State College with a grade of 75 or higher:
- Introduction to Traffic Safety
- Methods of Teaching Driver Education and Traffic Safety
- Obtain a 90% or higher on written examination.
- Pass a road test as specified in Saf-C 1003.13 to determine profession instruction skill.
- Complete a physical examination determining your level of fitness to instruct.
- Complete an application to NH Department of Education.
- Hold a driver license for the class of vehicle for which you intend to instruct.
- Have a minimum of five (5) consecutive years of driving experience immediately prior to the date of application.