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Driver Training

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.

Driver Requirements

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)

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 in either format: PowerPoint (Please select the "slide show" tab and left-click to advance the slides) | PDF (No animations).
  3. Submit the Driver Quiz: Please open in Adobe Reader or Acrobat. The submit button will not work in browser built-in PDF viewers.
  4. Once you have completed these steps, you will be notified via email of your 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) for University business must sign a Travel Release & Waiver.* Departments are responsible for developing procedures to distribute, collect and maintain these waivers. Please do not send them to EHS!

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FAQ

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 Michelle Chong​ (773-325-7361) for this information.

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.

Will I receive an actual certificate?

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

Still Have Questions?

Please contact Katie Abma  (773) 325-8985​