Driver Certification (D-10)
Original Implementation: May 4, 1983
Last Revision: July 20, 2010
Driver certification is required for any university employee who must drive a university vehicle, including rented or leased, within the scope of his/her employment. Such certification is processed through the University Police Department (UPD). An "Application Approved Drivers Certification" form is obtained from the administrative specialist in UPD and should be signed at the bottom by the applicant's department head.
Upon receipt of the driving record report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, and in compliance with university requirements, UPD will: (a) issue a temporary permit valid for 180 days for faculty and staff or 90 days for students, (b) issue a permanent permit valid for three years, or (c) deny driver certification. All applicants for a temporary permit must register for a scheduled defensive driving course at the time the temporary permit is issued.
A defensive driving course must be completed in order to receive a permanent permit and must be completed every three years to maintain the permanent permit. The temporary permit is issued: (a) prior to completion of the defensive driving course and (b) for specific-use purposes, such as an academic field trip.
Cross Reference: None
Responsible for Implementation: Vice President for University Affairs
Contact For Revision: Chief of University Police and Director of Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management
Forms: Application Approved Drivers Certification