When did the changes for instructor licenses go into effect?
Per legislation (HB 2847), the changes in driver education instructor licensing went into effect September 01, 2019.
Am I required to hold a teaching certificate to become a driver education instructor?
No, you are not required to obtain a teaching certificate. The new requirements to become a driver education instructor can be found under HB 2847, Article 2, Section 1001.2531.
What exam am I required to pass to become a driver education instructor?
If you attend an Instructor Development Course (IDC) or are enrolled in driver training at a college or university, you will need to take and pass the exam given to you at the end of the course. You will need to pass the exam with a minimum score of 70% to meet the requirements on becoming a driver education instructor.
I currently hold a TA-Full or Supervising TA-Full license, what will happen?
If you hold one of those two licenses, they will be upgraded upon your next renewal.
- TA-Full license will become a Driver Education Teacher (DET)
- Supervising TA-Full license will become a Supervising Teacher (ST)
What are the levels of driver education instructor licenses?
The available instructor licenses are now: Teacher Assistant (TA), Driver Education Teacher (DET) and Supervising Teacher (ST).
When did the changes for brick-and-mortar schools go into effect?
Per legislation (HB 2847; effective 9-1-2019), the requirement for schools offering an online course only, to have a brick and mortar school has been removed.
I applied for an initial driver education school before the effective date, can I waive the requirement to have a physical site?
If your application is postmarked on or before August 31, 2019, the physical site requirements will still apply to you. If your application is postmarked on or after September 01, 2019, then you are not required to have a physical site for your initial driver education school if you are offering an online course.