Princeton University requires anyone operating one of the University’s fleet of over 350 vehicles including but not limited to: owned and leased cars, vans, trucks, golf carts, and even some construction vehicles that are used to transport people and things on and around campus to enroll in the Fleet Safety Program . University vehicles may only be operated by approved drivers and only for University business after completing this course that covers the stringent guidelines for safety.
All students who rent mini-vans, vans, SUVs, and trucks to transport students, must successfully complete van driver training (a website test) and be registered with the Department of Public Safety. In addition, student drivers for mini-vans, vans, and SUVs must pass a van road test after successfully completing the online test. Please note: University departments are able to view the status of Approved Certified Drivers.
Additional information about the Van Certification Program can be obtained by contacting Administrative Specialist Jeniffer Wilkinson in the Department of Public Safety at (609) 258-5450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certification Requirements and Documentation
|Motor Vehicle Requirements|
|Faculty/Staff||Based on Department Requirements|
|Undergraduate Students||Driving History Questionnaire, Online Test and Behind the Wheel Test|
|Graduate Students||Based on Department Requirements|
|Golf Cart Requirements|
|Faculty/Staff||Driver's History Questionnaire|
|All Students||Driver's History Questionnaire and Online Test|
In order to be authorized to operate University vans, students must have a valid U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico driver’s license. Probationary License holders are only permitted to drive a golf carts and cannot drive until probationary status is removed and have driven more than 2000 miles in one year. Rental vehicles can be obtained through Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise. Prior approval from the Dean is required and a copy of the signed authorization must be presented to rental agency.
Steps to become Van Certified:
- DRIVER'S HISTORY QUESTIONNAIRE: Fill out the Driver’s History Questionnaire, which can be provided by your department’s Fleet Representative. The Driver’s History Questionnaire must be updated anytime your license expires, or has a change in status, to remain on the active list.
- ONLINE TEST: Once you complete your Driver’s History Questionnaire, you will have to satisfactorily complete the Online Van Test. Register using your Princeton University User ID and Password and begin taking the Online Test which consists of a training session along with a 10 question test. You are required to pass the test with an average of 80%. Students are permitted to attempt to pass the test a maximum of three times using the same User ID and Password. Once registered, if you exit the site, click on the link “Return to Site”, to login. Upon completion of the test you will be able to see your score and print out the Certificate of Achievement. Please contact Visium Learning at (866) 435-7687 or email email@example.com for technical support.
BEHIND THE WHEEL TEST: To sign up for a Behind Wheel Test please make an appointment using WASS Scheduling System. Select browse and select "Van Test Account" for calendar owner and follow the instructions. If you are unable to make your appointment, you must cancel by accessing the WASS Scheduling System and cancel your appointment.
This test is given on Mondays and Thursdays by a Public Safety Officer. It is a 45 minute behind-the-wheel examination which is held between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm. Please arrive promptly at 200 Elm Drive, and meet the officer at the Welcome Desk . Be sure to bring your completed Driving History Questionnaire, Valid US, Canadian or Puerto Rico Driver's License and a printed copy of your Certificate of Achievement. To review the content of the Behind the Wheel Test please click on this link Behind the Wheel Test Instructions.