In collaboration with leaders in the High Performance Driver Education community, the Motorsport Safety Foundation has created standards for the selection, training and certification of high performance driving instructors.
The Certified program has two targets and purposes:
INDIVIDUAL HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING INSTRUCTORS:
Establish and set national standards for the selection and training of high performance driving instructors.
ORGANIZATIONS OPERATING HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVER EDUCATION (HPDE) SCHOOLS:
Establish and set minimum standards for the curriculum and operation of its instructor training programs.
On this page you can learn more about the Certified program, its benefits, and how it works. Please watch the introductory video and read the FAQs.
MISSION / VISION
Improve the standards and operations of HPDE schools, instructor
training programs, and instructors to provide a safer and better
quality experience for performance driving students and
What is Certified?
Successful completion of the online training program here. Upon completion of this course you’re qualified to attend a hands-on Certified Instructor Training Program.
Successful completion of a hands-on Certified Instructor Training Program (for Level 1-certified Instructor Candidates only), as conducted by a Certified organization, which qualifies you to begin in-car instruction with students on track.
Instructors with a TBD specified and recorded amount of experience and continuing education will earn this higher designation.
Classroom instructor - Successfully complete a training program specifically developed for classroom instructors, providing the knowledge and tools necessary to teach high-performance driving in a classroom setting.
Chief Instructor, with the focus on operations and organization of a HPDE event, as well as the management and mentoring of instructors.
Remote instruction using data acquisition and video.
DUES & BENEFITS
The annual dues for Certified High Performance Driving Instructor credentials is $50. These dues entitle you to:
- HARD CARD
- HELMET STICKERS
- CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
- LISTING IN NATIONAL DATABASE OF CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS
Ready to get Certified?
BEGIN LEVEL ONE HPDE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING TODAY!
Find out the minimum standards for the curriculum and operation
of a Certified Instructor Training Program. Click here to download.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Second, your name and Certification level will be posted in MSF's national database, and through MotorsportReg.com. That way, event organizers will be able to check your instructor qualifications, no matter where in the country you are.