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Student Driver Safety Clearance Process

To begin the Student Driver Safety clearance process:

  1. Download the Driver's Authorization Application (PDF)
  2. If driving a 12 passenger van, download the 12-Passenger Van Acknowledgement (PDF)
  3. Complete the forms (ALL Fields are required - Including Student Organization Advisor signature).
  4. Scan or attach a digital photo of your Drivers License (must be clear, and current - NOT EXPIRED)
  5. Submit forms and License scan via email to studentdrive@gwu.edu

Upon receipt and review of your completed application, the Office of Health and Safety will:

  • Submit your application for a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check
  • Send you a link to complete a brief online safety training course and required quiz (80% passing grade). You may take the quiz as many times as needed.

Once you have completed the online training/test, send your verification (certificate or screen shot) to studentdrive@gwu.edu.

Upon receipt of your training verification AND an acceptable clearance for the MVR check, the Office of Health and Safety will send you and your Student Organization Advisor a verification of your clearance via email.

Clearances are valid for one year. Please direct all inquiries regarding student driver safety and this program to studentdrive@gwu.edu.

Student Driver Safety Program

The Student Driver Safety Program applies only to George Washington University students who are NOT driving as an employee of the University. If you are a student employee, please contact your Supervisor for referral to your HR Client Partner.

The purpose of this program is to:

  • Ensure the safe operation of University owned or leased motor vehicles
  • Ensure the safety of drivers and passengers
  • Minimize physical damages to our fleet
  • Reduce third party claims made against the University.

It is the University's policy that all University-owned or leased vehicles are operated in a safe and responsible manner. All vehicle operators must possess a valid state drivers license.

Drivers should report accidents immediately to The Office of Risk Management, participate in driver's safety training programs, and ensure that the vehicles they operate have received routine maintenance service.

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