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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:

  • A fingerprint-supported background check is required for this application (for a school all owner(s), managers, officers, etc. must provide a background check).  The following forms must be completed by all individuals applying:  Download the forms here

    When the forms are received by the agency an email will be sent to the email provided on your application with instructions on how to apply for a criminal background check.  Failure to complete these forms will cause a delay in the processing of your application.  

  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalent.
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.