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First Time and Renewal Approval Process

First Time Student Driver Approval Process

The steps below are applicable for first-time driver approval only.  

Students must complete, in the order listed, the following steps to become approved to drive College Vehicles:

  1. Read the Ithaca College Student Driver Handbook.
  2. Become familiar with the Ithaca College Driving College Vehicles Policy.
  3. Complete the Driver Safety FundamentalsUnited Educators (UE) online safety course; allow two (2) hours to register, complete the safety course, and take the test. UE is a resource to offer driver safety awareness and training; the course is not meant to completely fulfill each institution's needs, but rather it enhances driver awareness.  The Ithaca College Driving College Vehicles Policy and the Student Driver Handbook always supersede, so it is important to be familiar with the policies and procedures contained within.
    1. View instructions to complete the UE Student Driver Safety Course. Note steps 11 - 13 to print the course transcript.
  4. Provide the course completion certificate from the UE Website to the Office of Risk Management.  This is required in order to process your MVR.
  5. Submit a Driver Information Form to Risk Management.  

Below are a few instances where the UE training differs from College Policy/Procedures:

  • Students are restricted to SUVs that do not exceed an 8-person occupancy limit.
  • Students are restricted to mini-vans that do not exceed an 8-person occupancy.
  • College vehicles may not have all emergency equipment referenced in the training.
  • ​Student drivers cannot exceed three hours of driving before switching to another driver.

The student and their respective supervisor will be notified only if their MVR contains unacceptable risk and they are not approved to drive.

Student Driver Approval Renewal Process

In order to renew student driving privileges, a student must:

  1. Resubmit a Driver Information Form every twelve (12) months
  2. Complete the United Educators Course, Defensive Driving Strategies: Get There Safely and provide a copy of the course completion certificate to Risk Management at riskmanagement@ithaca.edu.  You can find instructions to access the UE Student Driver Safety Course, see # 2 Returning User instructions.  Be sure to note steps 11 - 13 to print the course completion transcript.
  3. Must review the Student Driver Handbook each year.

The student and their respective supervisor will be notified only if their MVR contains unacceptable risk and they are not approved to drive.