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.

Frequently Asked Questions

NCDOT/Escort Vehicle 8 Hour Beginner Course-

This course meets the training requirements that the North Carolina Department of Transportation 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. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will issue a certificate to you for no charge.

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.

The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) administers a program to certify oversize-overweight load escort vehicle drivers according to the requirements of G.S. 20- 119, and in accordance with the details in 19A NCAC 02D.0644. 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 one 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.

NCDOT 8 HOUR - $105.00

NCDOT 4 HOUR - $65.00

The class registration fee includes all materials, and all classes are classroom instruction only.

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.

NCDOT -8 Hour Beginner Course

 Course Title: DOT 8 Beginner
Course Code
: CSP-4000-B317
Date: 9/22/18, Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Location: H4, room 205, High Point Campus
Instructor: Giacobbe
Cost: $110

REGISTER

Course Title: DOT 8 Beginner
Course Code
: CSP-4000-B318
Date:10/20/18, Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: H4, room 205, High Point Campus
Instructor: Giacobbe
Cost: $110

REGISTER

Course Title: DOT 8 Beginner
Course Code
: CSP-4000-B319
Date: 11/10/18, Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Location: H4, room 205, High Point Campus
Instructor: Giacobbe
Cost: $110

REGISTER

 



 

NCDOT Vehicle Load Re-Certification- 4 HOUR
This class is designed for those who need to renew their certification as an escort operator.

 

Course Title: DOT 4 Recert
Course Code
: CSP-4000-B321
Date: 11/3/18, Saturday, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. 
Location: H4, room 205, High Point Campus
Instructor: Giacobbe
Cost: $65

REGISTER

 

Students can register in one of three ways: PREREGISTRATION is REQUIRED prior to attending class.

  • Online: Register
    • Use the Search function to search for Course Title or Course Code
  • In Person:
    • Jamestown, 140 Jamestown Court, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the form here: Con Ed Registration Form