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Driver Training

Driver certification is required for employees and students who wish to drive University vehicles (includes vehicles owned, rented* or leased by DePaul) or personal vehicles to transport students (other than themselves) for University business (any activity, event or other business that is sponsored by the University, connected to employment at the University or connected to a student's curricular or extra-curricular activities).

*Rented vehicles include those from car sharing programs like Zipcar.

Driver Requirements

Drivers must meet the following requirements to drive for DePaul:

  • Have a valid driver's license.
    • ​​​​Please note: California and Pennsylvania do not allow us to access records easily. If you have a license from one of these states, please request your own record using the link below and send us a screenshot or hard copy. Your department can reimburse you for the charge.

  • Have no more than 2 at-fault accidents/violations within the last 3 years.
  • Have no DUI or DWI convictions within the last 5 years or multiple DUI/DWI violations.
  • Be at least 21 years old. Drivers who are 18-20 years old may be allowed under certain circumstances and subject to the discretion of EHS to drive for local travel (inside Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will County) only. 

Certification Process

  1. Fill out a Motor Vehicle Request Form. Your department will be charged back for the cost of accessing your driver record - this is why we need the PeopleSoft Chartfields information. See how much your state charges​​.
  2. Review the Driver Awareness Training​.
  3. Submit the Driver QuizPlease open in Adobe Reader or Acrobat. The submit button will not work in browser built-in PDF viewers.
  4. Once you have completed these 3 steps, you will be notified via email of your driver certification status within 4-5 business days.

Student Travel Release & Waiver

Student drivers and student passengers engaging in non-local travel (outside of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will County) in a University vehicle, personal vehicle or other transportation provided/arranged by the University (e.g. a chartered or rented vehicle, public transportation) for University business must sign a Travel Release & Waiver​.* Individual departments are responsible for developing their own procedures to distribute, collect and maintain these forms. Please do not send them to EHS!

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Please see the University Vehicle, Driver and Travel Safety Policy for further clarification of requirements.

Where do I get the PeopleSoft Chartfields?

​From your supervisor or budget manager. This information is needed to charge the cost of accessing your driver record back to your department. Student organizations fall under the Office of Student Involvement. Any students wishing to drive for a student organization should contact Carrie Don​ (773-325-2486) for this information.

How long does the driver certification last?

For students, the ​certification lasts for 1 year.  For staff and faculty, it lasts for 3 years. All student employees are considered students for the purposes of the certification.

Will I receive an actual certificate?

No. You​ will receive an email letting you know your certification status. 

Do I need to carry an insurance card?

​Yes. Please contact Brian Henson​ (312-362-7161) in the Office of Compliance & Risk Management with any insurance related questions.

Still Have Questions?

Please contact Katie Abma  (773) 325-8985