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Driver Training

The University Vehicle, Driver and Travel Safety Policy was last updated on 12/04/2019. Please click here​​ for a detailed description of changes made at that time.

Per the University Vehicle, Driver and Travel Safety Policy, driver certification is required for all members of the University community who use University owned vehicles (including those subject to a long-term lease), or any vehicle to transport students for purposes related to University business.

Please see Global Engagement's Travel Registration page for additional requirements which may apply to student travel. When travel waivers are required, the University unit that is coordinating the activity is responsible for developing appropriate procedures to distribute, collect and maintain these waivers. Please do not send travel waivers to EHS.

Driver Requirements

The following requirements must be met to become a certified driver:

  • Have a valid driver's license that has been held for a minimum of two years. 
    • 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 18 years old. Note: Drivers who wish to utilize passenger vans must be at least 21 years old.

    Certification Process

    1. Fill out a Motor Vehicle Request (MVR) Form.
    2. Register and complete the United Educators Driver Safety Training. You will need to enter your first and last name as well as email address. Please note: If you already have a UE account for Management Standards Training, you do not need to register again. EHS will enroll you in the driver safety course which will appear alongside the MST courses.
    3. After registering, you will be sent an email (from noreply-learningportal@ue.com, please check your spam if you do not see anything) with a temporary password and instructions for logging into the training.
    4. Follow the instructions on the United Educators website to complete the Driver Safety Training. The passenger van section is mandatory for anyone driving a Full-size Van.​ When you are finished, the system will automatically generate a Certificate of Course Completion which you do not need to save or send to EHS. We can see all training completions on the backend of the system.
    5. Drivers who will be driving on Extended Trips (more than 400 miles one way)​ must complete drowsy driver training whic​h may be found at: https://www.keysix.com/course-catalog/view/?tid=9&pID=119. The cost for this training is $15 and will be covered by the department the individual(s) are driving for. There is an option to purchase multiple "seats" for this training and distribute a claim code to drivers rather than having each purchase their own training
      • ​​To purchase multiple seats: Register a new account at https://www.keysix.com/depaul > select Course Catalog tab > select Learn More under the Driving Drowsy course > select Add to Cart > View Cart > enter the amount of seats you need and you will receive a claim code. Provide your drivers with the code and the​ steps below to access the course.​
      • To access the course with a claim code: Register a new account at https://www.keysix.com/depaul > select Course Catalog tab >​ select Learn More under the Driving Drowsy course > scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your claim code to access the course.​
    6. When you have completed the MVR Form and Driver Safety Training, you will receive an email with further instructions from noreply@hireright.com. You will need to consent to and provide your information for the driver record check through HireRight's website.
    7. Once you have completed these steps, you will be notified via email of your certification status within 4-5 business days.


    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.

    No. You will receive an email from ehsoffice@depaul.edu letting you know your certification status. 

    No. Vehicles rented on University business within the United States and Canada are insured by DePaul. You should decline any insurance coverage offered by the rental company. A copy of DePaul's insurance card may be requested from EHS.

    Still Have Questions?

    Please contact Katie Abma  (773) 325-8985​​​