Driver Safety Certification Training Classes and Requirements

The Driving Training Classes have been changed to an online format.

To become Bates driver certified, a copy of the college Driver’s Application must be completed. This application is accessible by logging into the Garnet Gateway and choosing DRIVER APPLICATION.

In addition, three online training videos must be completed and the quizzes must be passed with an 80% or higher score. 

To take the online Driving Training Classes and related Quizzes CLICK HERE

All drivers must also obtain a copy of their Driving Record (Driving History Record). The driving record can be obtained by visiting the licensee’s home state Department of Motor Vehicle or by going online with the licensee’s home state Department of Motor Vehicle’s website and requesting the record.

Finally, each person must receive practical training (road test) prior to driving a college owned or rented vehicle. Those that are being certified for an on campus job/employment, the hiring supervisor must also certify that the operator has been trained using their specific vehicle.

All employees under the age of 25 and students using the college fleet, rental vans or any other college owned or rented vehicle must contact the driver trainer, Officer John Heutz at jheutz@bates.edu to schedule a road test. Road test requests MUST be done at least 48 hours PRIOR TO ANY SCHEDULED CLASS. Those without appointments will not be given a road test and will be required to sign up for the next listed training date.

For a list of training dates (road test) for the 2015/2016 academic year CLICK HERE.

All paperwork is to be submitted for review, ONLY at the time of the road test. The only paperwork that will be retained by the Driver’s Trainer is the completed and signed application.  The remaining paperwork (three quizzes and driving record) will be returned to the applicant. The applicant is responsible for retaining those records as they may be requested by the college or its insurer should they become involved in an accident. 

The Department of Security and Campus Safety and the Driving Training instructor/s has the right to deny any enrollment or training due to late sign up or improper/incomplete paperwork.