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How do you locate driving instructor training schools?

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The Department of Motor Vehicles offers lists on its state websites of available driver's education facilities; these state-licensed schools also provide the training and employment status the DMV requires for a driving instructor application. While the requirements vary by state, it is general practice to contact a driving school licensed by the DMV to obtain employment prior to applying to the DMV. Some states, such as Vermont, offer certification and training courses at local colleges.

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Many driving instructor tests involve some of the same questions and requirements that appear in the driver's license test. Some states require an occupational license, driving school insurance certificate, a certificate of course completion and a written test. The licensed driving school that endorses the applicant typically provides the necessary training and experience. Use the resources provided on the DMV's state website to locate the nearest licensed school and its contact information.

As of December 2015, DMV.org, a third-party website, provides a consolidated search tool listing the official websites for the DMV in each state. On DMV.org, select the Licenses & ID tab, and then click the Education & Training option. Select the appropriate state from the drop-down menu labeled Driver's Ed, or click the state on the interactive map.

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