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Driving Instructor License Checklist

All laws related to commercial driving instructor licensing can be found in the Connecticut General Statutes (Title 14-68 through 14-78) and in the Regulations of State Agencies (Section 14-78-1 through -14-78-48).  To request an application packet to apply for a driving instructor license, please contact the DMV's Driver Education Unit.


Here are the items you will need to apply for a Commercial Driving Instructor's License:

DMV forms required to be completed:

Additional requirements:

  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalent.
  • A completed Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection application (Green Fingerprint card) competed with a $75 check and a separate $13.25 both made payable to State of CT Treasurer.
  • Authorization for Release of Information for DCF CPS Search (Provided)
Once the application has been accepted, you will be contacted by the DMV and will be scheduled to take a 50-question test and an Instructor Proficiency Test.  Once you pass the tests there is a $100 fee for a two-year Commercial Driving Instructor’s License.