Self-Certification Program

Self-Certification:  What is it?

Self-Certification is a program in which select licensed driving schools can conduct qualifying tests for instructors the school wants to hire.  In addition, these schools can be approved to teach the 30-Hour Basic Instructor’s Course (a.k.a. “Methods and Content Course for In-Car Instruction” or MCCII) to driving school instructors.

Who can apply?

In order to qualify for this program, your driving school must meet all of the following:

  1. Have been in business for at least five years, with no suspension or revocation of the driving school license; AND
  2. Conducted the Pre-Licensing Course at least 10 times in each of the five years preceding the date of your application; AND
  3. Have at least one qualified instructor who meets all of the following:
    1. Have a valid Driving School Instructor’s Certificate (MV-524) with your school, AND
    2. Has completed an advanced course in Teaching Techniques and Methodology, AND
    3. Has completed a 30 Hour Basic Instructor’s Course (MCCII), AND
    4. Has at least five years’ experience as a driving instructor.

Driving schools that meet all of the above can apply to be approved as a Self-Certifying Driving School.

What happens after I apply?

Driver Training Programs will review your application and compare it to our records regarding your driving school to verify that the minimum requirements to apply are met.  Additional investigations, which may include an onsite inspection of your driving school and audit of your records, may be conducted prior to determining your eligibility.