Certified Escort Vehicle

Date: 8/24/2013
Time: 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW
Atlanta, GA 30134


Event Description: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) administers a program to certify Oversize-Overweight load escort vehicle drivers as required by House Bill 1174, effective July 1, 2010. The program includes instruction in safe and effective escort skills, examination that documents course comprehension, and a system of recognizing drivers certified by this or another state. Students pay $99 plus $6 insurance fee. General requirements are that an escort driver must be: Certified by another state's approved program, or A Georgia law enforcement officer, or A person who meets one of the following requirements: Is at least 21 years of age, or Is at least 18 years of age with a Class A commercial driver's license, or Is at least 18 years of age, has been employed as an escort driver for at least one year, and is sponsored by his/her employer for entry into the certification program and completes all certification requirements prior to July 1, 2011; and Possesses a valid driver's license without restrictions other than for use of corrective lens and has a driving history without conviction of driving while impaired or reckless driving in the previous 12 months. Certified pilot/escort drivers must have a valid driver’s license from the state or jurisdiction where the driver is a resident; and Possesses documentation of completion of a defensive driving course approved by the National Safety Council or an equivalent course. Has successfully completed eight classroom hours of a GDOT oversize-overweight escort vehicle operator course with certification exam score of at least 80 percent (80%) correct and has received consequent certification by the Department. You must visit GDOT website after this training to complete your certification process. Visit http://www.dot.state.ga.us/doingbusiness/permits/oversize/Pages/default.aspx to access the vehicle operator permit application. Please read all instructions carefully to ensure you receive full certification. PROGRAM BASICS What the Certification Training and Testing Program will entail: The workshop will consist of four main parts: Escort Driver Requirements Skills Training Defensive Driving (Theory only) Testing A minimum score of 80 percent (80%) on the test given at the end of the workshop will be required. After July 1, 2011, all drivers operating escort vehicles must be certified.
Atlanta Technical College

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