Campus Resources

Office of Public Safety & Security

Certified Driver Training

DEFENSIVE DRIVER/VAN DRIVER TRAINING

Any employee, faculty member, or student who drives a University-owned vehicle must go through a formal driver certification process.  This process is initiated by completing the Authorized Driver Application and Agreement Form (ADAFA) and submitting it to the Office of Public Safety & Security.  After a driver's license check and the successful completion of the Defensive Driver/Van Driver Training, the applicant will receive a Certified Driver card.  This card will enable the driver to reserve a vehicle from the Student Life Leadership webpage or sign out a vehicle through their Departmental Sub-Motor Pool.

Defensive Driver/Van Driver Training is offered each semester, typically during the first few weeks to accommodate the student groups and activities that require students to become Certified Drivers.  The training sessions last about eighty (80) minutes and are usually scheduled during "free period".  Announcements about the training sessions are made through e-mail as well through the Nest.

The Saint Joseph's University Transportation Policy provides specific information regarding the operation of an University-owned vehicles.  All applicants must review the Transportation Policy prior to completing the Authorized Driver Application Form and Agreement. 

SJU Transportaton Policy