Driver Education Instructor Certificate


Driver Education Instructor Certificate

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The Driver Education Instructor Program will prepare an individual to become a Certified Driver Education Instructor in the State of New Hampshire.  The courses review rules of the road along with the methodology of how to present the material in a manner appropriate for student learning. Instructors need a clean driving record, no criminal history and knowledge of NH driving laws. The first step in becoming a certified instructor is to obtain Provisional Certification.  “Instructors” may apply for the Provisional Certification after completion of the first three courses of the program, and basic state requirements, (including but not limited to: valid driver’s license; minimum of five consecutive years of licensed driving experience; and of good character, reputation and fitness to instruct driver education).  Provisional Certification can only be obtained through a written and driving exam at the Division of Motor Vehicles in Concord, N.H. Provisional Certification allows instructors to teach at a certified driving school or high school under supervision. During the two-year provisional certificate, students must complete five additional courses, 60 hours of classroom instruction and 240 hours of supervised behind the wheel instruction.

Applicants must:

Have 5 years of consecutive driving experience
Obtain NH Criminal Background Check
Obtain Certified Motor Vehicle Driver Record
Complete an interview, records review, and driving assessment with the Program Coordinator.

Steps to obtain your NH Criminal Background Check

  1. Go to the NH Department of Safety Division of State Police website at
  2.  Follow directions on the Driver Education Instructors form (DSSP380) to complete your Criminal Background Check.
  3. Once you receive your record, bring it to the Littleton Academic Center.

Steps to obtain your NH Motor Vehicle Record

  1. Go to the NH Department of Safety Division of Motor Vehicles website at
  2. On the left hand side of the home screen click the Forms and Documents tab.
  3. Scroll down to Driver Licensing and click on the form entitled Release of Motor Vehicle Records; form dsmv505.  
  4. Download and print out the form.
  5.  In box 1: check the box for Your Motor Vehicle Record.
  6.  In box II: place your name and address.
  7. In box III: chose second box for Driver Record (Non- Certified copy)
  8. In box V:  place your Name, Date of Birth, and Driver License /I.D. #
  9. Mail the form with a $25 check made out to the State of NH – DMV t0 NH Department of Safety, DMV, 23 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH  03305.
  10. Once you receive your record, bring it to the Littleton Academic Center.

Program available in Littleton.

Fall Semester   Lec Lab Cr
DEDI101W Intro to Traffic Safety 3 0 3
DEDI103W Driver Ed. Classroom Methods 3 0 3
DEDI105W In-Vehicle Driver Ed. Methods 3 0 3
  Total 9 0 9
Spring Semester   Lec Lab Cr
DEDI109W Alcohol, Drugs and Driving 3 0 3
EDU130W Adolescent Growth and Development in DEI 1 0 1
DEDI111W Zone Control 2 0 2
EDU132W Learning Teaching Styles in DEI 1 0 1
EDU134W Special Ed. In the School in DEI 1 0 1
  Total 8 0 8
  Total for Certificate 17 0 17



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