A personal driver or chauffeur must possess at least a GED or high school diploma, a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Some states also require chauffeurs to have professional licenses.
Aspiring chauffeurs don’t need much in the way of education, but they must be skilled and knowledgeable drivers. This means possessing a driving record free of blemishes and knowledge of the most efficient routes and shortcuts. Chauffeurs may also have a take a test for a professional driver’s license, which can involve classroom instruction and both written and road components. In some states, personal drivers may have to meet minimum standards for driving experience and instruction. Others may require drivers to pass an English proficiency test.