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.

Driver Authorization

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.

Who Should Be Authorized?

  • All faculty, staff & students who drive 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.

How to Become an Authorized Driver

To request first-time authorization or to renew your authorization:

If you are employed or engaged in programs in the following departments please contact the adminitrators named in the department.

For new drivers, the authorization process includes completing an online driving course. The training needs to only be completed once and you will receive a certificate upon completion. 

Please see the instructions below:

  • 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.