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 or events.
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.
The following requirements must be met to become a certified driver:
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 locally (inside Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will County).
- 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.
- Register and complete the United Educators Driver Safety Training. You will need to enter your first and last name as well as email address.
- You will be sent an email (from firstname.lastname@example.org, please check your spam if you do not see anything) with a temporary password and instructions for logging into the training.
- Follow the instructions on the United Educators website to complete the Driver Safety Training. The passenger van section is mandatory.
- Once you have completed these steps, you will be notified via email of your certification status within 4-5 business days.
Should I purchase insurance for rental vehicles?
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
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.
Still Have Questions?
Please contact Katie Abma (773) 325-8985