Escort Vehicle Operator Certification

Have your certifications expired, or do you need training in escort vehicle operations? GTCC provides re-certification and certification training for the college's Oversized Escort Vehicle Training.

Current Courses

NCDOT/Escort Vehicle 8-Hour Beginner Course

This course meets the training requirements that the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) sets to certify oversize-overweight load escort vehicle drivers. Course components consist of defensive driving, escort driver requirements, skills training, and an examination.

To become certified, escort drivers must attend the eight-hour Department of Transportation (DOT) Escort Vehicle Course and attend a four-hour defensive driving course that has been approved by the National Safety Council. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, and completing a four-hour defensive driving course, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will issue a certificate to you at no charge.

Tuition Cost: $110

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-B258 Escort Vehicle DOT-Beginner 8 Hour 8/24/24 Sa 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cameron C1 221 Register Now
CSP-4000-B259 Escort Vehicle DOT-Beginner 8 Hour 9/28/24 Sa 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cameron C1 221 Register Now
CSP-4000-B260 Escort Vehicle DOT-8 Beginner 10/26/24 Sa 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cameron C1 221 Register Now
CSP-4000-B261 Escort Vehicle DOT-8 Beginner 11/30/24 Sa 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cameron C1 221 Register Now
CSP-4000-B257 Escort Vehicle DOT-8 Beginner 7/27/24 Sa 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cameron C1 221 Register Now

 

NCDOT/Escort Vehicle 4-Hour Re-Certification Course

The class is for individuals who need to renew their operator’s license. The course is a refresher course, which includes instruction on safety and effective escort skills. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will issue a certificate to you at no charge. Tuition Cost: $75

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-R214 Escort Vehicle-DOT Recertification 4 Hour 9/14/24 Sa 8 a.m.-  noon Cameron C1 221 Register Now
CSP-4000-R215 Escort Vehicle-DOT Recertification 4 Hour 10/12/24 Sa 8 a.m.-noon Cameron C1 221 Register Now
CSP-4000-R216 Escort Vehicle-DOT Recertification 4 Hour 11/09/24 Sa 8 a.m.-noon Cameron C1 221 Register Now
CSP-4000-R213 Escort Vehicle-DOT Recertification 4 Hour 8/10/24 Sa 8 a.m.-noon Cameron C1 221 Register Now

 

Requirements:

North Carolina requires escort/pilot vehicle drivers to be certified in accordance with 19A NCAC 02D. All initial applicants for the Escort Vehicle Operator program will be required to submit documentation of completing a defensive driving course that has been approved by the National Safety Council along with a copy of their state-certified driving record and application of the NCDOT Oversized/Overweight Permit Unit.

An eight-hour course is also mandatory for initial certification which remains valid for 4 years from the issue date. Failure to maintain the conditions set forth in the aforementioned Administrative Code will immediately result in revocation of certification. The program includes instruction in safe and effective escort skills, an examination that documents course comprehension, and a system of recognizing drivers certified by this or another state. General requirements are that an escort driver must be one of the following:

  1. Certified by another state’s approved program, or
  2. A North Carolina law enforcement officer, or
  3. A person who meets all 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.
    • 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.
    • Has successfully completed an NCDOT oversize-overweight escort vehicle operator course with certification exam score of at least 75 percent (75%) correct and has received consequent certification by the Department.
    • Students must attend 100% of total course hours.

You must bring a valid current driver’s license to class. You will also need to provide to the NCDOT your certified driving record for your initial license only and not for your renewal. (You do not need to bring a copy of your driving record to class.)

Ways to Register

REGISTRATION is REQUIRED before attending class.

Students can register in one of three ways:

  • Online: Register
    • Use the Search function to search for Course Title or Course Code.

  • In Person:
    • Greensboro Campus: 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    • High Point Campus: 901 S. Main St., H1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday

  • Mail: Download the Con Ed Registration Form from the website, and mail it to GTCC, P.O. Box 309, Jamestown, NC 27282.