Driver & Traffic Safety Education

The agency is responsible for providing technical assistance to driver education instructors and school administrators in schools throughout the state and for approving driver education programs in all of the state's high schools. Each driver education program must provide a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of in-vehicle instruction and six hours of in-vehicle observation. Classroom instruction must include the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving, motor vehicle liability insurance and motor vehicle financial responsibility.

Proposed Changes to State Board Rules on Driver's Education Programs

Links to Currently Available Information

Driver Education Certification Service (DECS): User Manual

Driver Education Program Changes 2010

This memo from Commissioner Vilaseca addresses immediate and upcoming changes to the driver education program. The agency no longer employs a driver education consultant and the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative (VTHEC) is now the administrator for driver education pre-service, continuing education and re-licensure coursework.

Program Approval for Driver & Traffic Safety Programs

A representative of the school must complete this from and submit it to the Office of Driver and Traffic Safety Education, Vermont Agency of Education, 219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641 at least five working days before the start of any program. Only one completed form should be submitted for each school. The completed form should reflect the school's entire driver education program.  

Public School Student Enrollment Form

Reimbursement Request and Student Enrollment Report

Vermont State Board of Education Manual of Rules & Practices - Rule 2300: Driver & Traffic Safety Education Programs

View the current requirements on page 4 of this document.


Tammy Pregent at or (802) 479-1241

Page Last Updated on December 4, 2014