Driver Training Instructor and School Licensing

Driver Training School Instructor Licensing

The entire application must be completed in order to process your request. If all required documents are not submitted or information is incomplete, you will receive a letter of denial for incompletion.

  • Complete and submit a Driver Training School Instructor Application – State Form 50515 electronically.
  • Fingerprint-based full national criminal background check receipt dated within 90 days of the application. The Driver Education department will receive the background check(s) from the Indiana State Police. Criminal History Background Check Process
  • Certified copy of your driving record from the state your driver’s license was issued from if the state was not Indiana. The record must be dated within 60 days of the application date.
  • All the following documents must be submitted as an upload at the time of application:
  • Driver Training School Instructor Physical Examination – State Form 53312. Must be signed by a licensed physician and dated within 12 months of the application date. If you plan to only provide classroom training, you are not required to submit this form. However, you must indicate that on the license application.
  • Name and address of employers for the past five years.
  • Two letters from non-related individuals who can attest to your good moral character.
  • Documentation demonstrating a minimum of 60 semester credit hours at a postsecondary educational institution, and nine hours of driver education training (theoretical and behind-the-wheel) consistent with nationally accepted standards in traffic safety. Documentation is not required for renewal applications.
  • $10 license application fee for a new or renewal requests for an instructor's license. Payment must be made electronically by check or credit card (VISA/MasterCard). 

By submitting this application, you acknowledge and allow the BMV to pull your driver record (free of charge) if your driver’s license was issued by the State of Indiana.
By applying for this license you acknowledge this license and application are subject to provisions of Title 9 of the Indiana Code and section 140 of the Indiana Administrative Code. This license application and any resulting licensure, if any, may be revoked, suspended or denied by a finding from the BMV.

Driver Training School & Instructor Licensing Application instructions

BMV Driver Education Fee Chart

Download complete Driver Training Instructor Licensing Application Packet

Driver Training School Licensing

The entire application must be completed in order to process your request. If all required documents are not submitted or information is incomplete, you will receive a letter of denial for incompletion.

  • Complete and submit a Driver Training School Application – State Form 51567 electronically.
  • Fingerprint-based full national criminal background check receipt for each of the school’s owners dated within 90 days of the application. The Driver Education department will receive the background check(s) from the Indiana State Police. Criminal History Background Check Process
  • All the following documents must be submitted as an upload at the time of application:
  • Commercial schools only: Document verifying the business is properly registered with the Indiana Secretary of State. If the business is a sole proprietorship or general partnership, proof of filing the assumed business name with your local county recorder’s office is required.
  • Copies of contracts or agreements with any person who conducts business with the school related to driver education courses.
  • Schedule of all tuition, fees, and charges to be made by the school.
  • Samples of student contracts and registration forms to be used by the school.
  • Certificate of insurance demonstrating the minimum insurance coverage set forth in 140 IAC 4-1.5-2.
  • A completed instructional standards worksheet(s) for each type of instruction provided. Classroom Curriculum Standards and the Behind the Wheel Curriculum Standards.
  • $100 license application fee for new and renewal requests. Payment must be made electronically by check or credit card (VISA/MasterCard). There is no license fee for schools defined in Indiana Code §9-27-6-6(c)(1) and (4).

By applying for this license I acknowledge that I and this license application are subject to provisions of Title 9 of the Indiana Code and section 140 of the Indiana Administrative Code. This license application and any resulting licensure, if any, may be revoked, suspended, or denied by a finding from the BMV.

Download complete Driver Training School Licensing Application Packet

Classroom Curriculum Standards

Behind the Wheel Curriculum Standards