Driver Authorization

The Seattle University Transportation Office has a comprehensive Driver Authorization process, which includes the steps below. Applicants are required to be 19 years of age or older and must apply for driver authorization each academic year (each September).

NOTE: 19 and 20-year-old applicants must first complete the pre-authorization screening process to ensure eligibility. Access this process via the link on the right-hand side of this page. Applicants for driver authorization who are 21 years of age or older do not need to complete this form.

The Application for Driver Authorization form can be found in the box on the right-hand side of the page. You will also find links to the Driver Safety Training and Van Safety Training. You should allow approximately 30 minutes for each training, which include interactive assessments of your learning throughout your review.

Applications for Driver Authorization may take up to three to five business days to process. Notification of your driver status will be emailed to your SU email address.


STEP 1: Driver Safety Training by EduRisk

For ALL drivers of university vehicles
*Estimated time: 45 minutes

  1. Go to the online safe-driving course website.
  2. Create a username and password and provide information for a user profile. (If it asks for a registration key you are using the wrong link!). 
  3. EduRisk Learning Portal will provide you with an email regarding your new username and password. Use this to log in, where you will be redirected to change your password.
  4. Once logged in, click “Get Started” under the Driver Safety box.
  5. This will redirect you to the Driver Safety page. Make sure your pop-up blocker allows the EduRisk Learning website in order to start the course.
  6. Select “Driver Safety”, under my courses.
  7. Upon successful completion, you will receive an email with the subject line "Your Course Completion Certification", download and print the certificate. We will not be forwarded your results by EduRisk. It is your responsibility to print it out.
  8. Submit the certificate with your Application for Vehicle Driver Authorization.

STEP 2: Van Safety Training

For drivers who wish to rent 12-passenger vans (This training is in addition to the Driver Safety Training)
*Estimated time: 25 minutes

  1. Go the online Van Safety Training website.
  2. Submit your Contact Information on the “Introduction” page.
  3. Watch the video and answer the quiz questions with each section of the training.
  4. After completing the quiz, print the Record of Completion and submit with your Application for Driver Authorization.

STEP 3: Submit the Application

For ALL drivers of university vehicles.

The Application for Vehicle Driver Authorization form can be found in the box on the right-hand side of the page. Please submit this form to either the Public Safety Office or email a scanned, legible copy to VanRental@seattleu.edu


STEP 4: Behind-The-Wheel Van Safety Orientation

For drivers who are 19 or 20 years of age seeking to drive 12-passenger vans (This training is in addition to the Driver Safety Training and Van Safety Training).

Applicants for driver authorization who are 21 years of age or older do not need to complete this form. Behind-the-wheel, large van orientations will be offered 2 to 3 times per quarter. Applicants who are 19 or 20 years of age must first complete the pre-authorization screening process to be considered for driver authorization. See the link below to begin this process.

Pre-Authorization Screening