Vehicle Use & Driver Authorization

The Georgetown University Vehicle Policy establishes requirements for the operation of University vehicles by students, faculty and staff. The policy applies to all University-owned or leased vehicles, rental vehicles and personal vehicles used in connection with University-related activities.

To become an authorized driver, you must be 18 years of age or older, have held a valid U.S. driver's license for at least one year, and have an acceptable driving record according to the criteria in the written policy.

Who Should Be Authorized?

  • Faculty, staff & students who drive owned or leased University vehicles.
  • Students using personal or rental vehicles to transport students, staff or other Georgetown affiliates for University-related business.
  • Faculty and staff using personal vehicles to transport students, staff or other Georgetown affiliates for University-related business outside of the Washington Metropolitan area.

How to Become an Authorized Driver

There are two steps to becoming an authorized driver. Step 1 is to apply for driver authorization by submitting your driver information so that a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) can be obtained.

To get the MVR, go to this link: Driver Authorization Form

Step 1: If you are employed or engaged in programs in the following departments you may contact the following representative in your department.

If you would like to confirm that a driver has been authorized, please contact or call 202.687.6622.

Step 2: The authorization process includes completing an online driving course. The training  is not annual, it needs to only be completed once. You will receive a certificate evidencing training upon completion. 

To take the online training:

  • Go to
  • Click "Register Now" and fill out the registration form using the following institution code: 1716-UN37-XY12
  • Once registered, you will be sent a temporary password for your initial log in. Use this to log in and then create your own password.
  • After you have logged in, click on the "Driver Safety Training" box and complete this training course.