Pennsylvania Private Driver Training School Instructor Test Policy
During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Individuals who wish to obtain a Private Driver Training School (“PDTS”) Instructor’s license must pass both a written theoretical and practical driving examination in accordance with 24 P.S. § 2834(2) (d)
The application of a teacher and a director shall also serve as the application for the written theoretical and practical examination.
Testing accommodations are available for individuals with disabilities or health related needs. Individuals may request a testing accommodation by submitting a written request to the Safety/Driver Education office at the Pennsylvania Department of Education (“PDE”).
Testing will take place on Wednesday each week beginning Wednesday September 16, 2020 at
the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (“PaTTAN”) 6340 Flank Dr,
Harrisburg, PA. 17112.
Testing will begin promptly at 10:00 A.M.
Individuals are encouraged to arrive approximately 15 minutes before the test.
No-one will be permitted to enter the testing room once the test begins.
Individuals must follow all Centers for Disease Control and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines and protocols while at PaTTAN which includes but is not limited to, wearing masks, and social distancing. Individuals must maintain a minimum of six feet between other individuals at all times. Individuals will be seated at test stations located six feet from other testers and will be placed in every other row. Only ten individuals will be tested at one time. Individuals are not permitted anywhere else in PaTTAN except for the testing room and the restroom located on the main level. Masks fitting over the nose and mouth must be worn before entering the testing site and the entire time the individuals are at the testing site. Individuals who are medically unable to wear a face mask may wear a face covering such as a plastic shield.
Before being permitted to enter the testing room individuals will be asked the following questions. If individuals answer yes to any of the questions, they will not be allowed to test:
- Do you currently have a fever?
- Do you have a cough?
- Do you have shortness of breath?
- In the past 14 days have you traveled to any of the states currently identified by the PA Department of Health as having high rates of COVID-19 cases?
- Have you tested positive for the COVID-19 virus?
- Have you been in contact with anyone who has the COVID-19 virus?
- Have you been in contact with anyone who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus?
Individuals must present their valid Pennsylvania Driver’s license for test taking identification
Individuals are not permitted to bring anything into the test room. That includes, but is not limited to, books, study materials, electronic devices including cell phones and smart watches, purses, handbags, food, backpacks, etc. Items should be left in the individual’s vehicle. There is no storage for personal items at PaTTAN.
Individuals may bring personal hygiene products or medication into the testing room provided those items are in a clear one quart plastic bag.
Individuals may bring into the testing area one unopened bottle of water. The bottle must be a clear plastic container.
Individuals are encouraged to bring 2 (two) pencils for test taking purposes; however, if unable, two pencils will be provided.
The test consists of 100 multiple choice questions. There is a 2-hour time limit to complete the test.
The test administrator or their designee will be present in the testing room at all times during the administration of the test.
At the conclusion of the test, individuals must return the test booklet and answer sheet to thetest administrator.
The passing score for the Pennsylvania Private Driver Training School Instructor Test is 70% or greater.
All candidates will receive notice of their test scores immediately.
After successfully passing the test, the candidate will be issued the “Blue Card”.
The “Blue Card” will be signed by the School Safety Education Advisor.
The “Blue Card” must be signed by the candidate in the presence of the School Safety Education
Advisor or their designee.
The “Blue Card” serves as approval for the candidate to take the practical test administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.