When choosing a driving instructor training course, compare the curriculum of the course with your state's certification requirements. A course's classroom and driving time should match the specifications of your state's department of transportation. The program's status of accreditation must also be intact according to state requirements.
Although the classroom portion of a driving course is important, look for courses that also focus on behind-the-wheel training. This part of the class should be thorough, and students should have sufficient practice time for proficiency. Make sure the coursework covers important safety aspects of driving, such as insurance, how to handle emergencies, reading road maps and car mechanics.