Qualifications for Drivers

In addition to meeting the general staff background check standards, any driver or transportation staff member who transports children for any purpose should have:

a) A valid driver's license that authorizes the driver to operate the type of vehicle being driven;

b) A safe driving record for more than 5 years, with no crashes where a citation was issued, as evidenced by the state Department of Motor Vehicles records;

c) No use of alcohol, drugs, or any substance that could impair abilities before or while driving;

d) No tobacco use while driving;

e) No medical condition that would compromise driving, supervision, or evacuation capability;

f) Valid pediatric CPR and first aid certificate if transporting children alone.

The driver's license number and date of expiration, vehicle insurance information, and verification of current state vehicle inspection should be on file in the facility.

Topic:Health Services Management

Resource Type: Article

National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness

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