All employees or students that drive ANY vehicle for college business is required to complete the authorization process. This includes (but is not limited to) using a private vehicle, rental vehicle, college van or a fleet vehicle to conduct any kind of college business. To obtain driver authorization the driver will need to:
Student drivers need to have had zero points on their license for the last two years and be at least 20 years old. Student drivers may not drive College vehicles outside of Chittenden County without prior approval. Employees (does not include work study) may have up to, but not more than, three points on their license. Other restrictions will be handled on a case by case basis. This is intended to be a summary only. For the full policy, please refer to the Fleet Safety Program Manual.
The steps to gain Driver Authorization are:
Champlain College has three, 8-passenger vans that can be used by any employee or student who has received "Driver Authorization" and "Van Certification" by successfully passing the on-road driving test. The program is managed by the Transportation Office and the vans themselves are managed/maintained by Campus Public Safety.
Once you have received official verification from the Transportation office that our insurance company has found your license check acceptable and you are officially an "Authorized Driver," you can email Tony Calacci of the Public Safety Office to request an on-road drivers test in one of the vans. The test includes city and highway driving as well as mandatory reversing with side mirrors only. Please DO NOT schedule a driving test until you receive the official confirmation from the Transportation Office that you have "Driver Authorization."
Following successfully completing the road drivers test, you will be then be considered "Van Certified" and will be able to drive a college van.
COVID-19 UPDATE: There are new Transportation Guidelines and protocols in place, starting Fall 2020. Please review the details here.
After completing all of the van certification requirements, you will be allowed to use a van.
During a normal semester, to use a van you will need to: