2 AAC 91.020 - Application for instructor or third-party examiner license

(a) The department will issue an original instructor or third-party examiner license to an applicant who meets the requirements of 2 AAC 91.030 and this section.
(b) An applicant for an original instructor or third-party examiner license under AS 28.17 and this section must submit to the department
(1) a completed application on a form prescribed by the department;
(2) the applicable license fee prescribed in AS 28.17.031(b);
(3) one sets of the applicant's fingerprints as prescribed by the department, including the fees required by the Department of Public Safety, as described in AS 28.17.031(c);
(4) documentation and evidence satisfactory to the department that shows that the applicant
(A) is of good moral character;
(B) is 25 years of age or older;
(C) currently holds, and for a minimum of two years has held, a valid driver's license in this or another state for the class of vehicle that the person is giving instruction;
(D) has not been convicted with such frequency of offenses against traffic regulations, ordinances, or statutes during the two years immediately preceding application that the department determines shows a disrespect or disregard for the safety of other persons;
(E) has not been convicted and has no charges pending for reckless driving, or any offense of AS 28.33.030, 28.33.140, 28.35.030, or 28.35.032 during the five years immediately preceding application;
(F) has not had a driver's license, permit, or the privilege to drive disqualified, suspended, or revoked during the five years immediately preceding application;
(G) has passed an examination required by the department regarding traffic laws, safe driving practices, operation of motor vehicles and commercial motor vehicles, driver-training teaching methods and techniques, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations ( 49 C.F.R. Parts 390 - 391 ), and laws pertaining to driver training schools; the examination may not be administered to an applicant more than two times during any 12 consecutive months, and a one-week waiting period is required between examinations;
(H) has completed at least 40 hours of instruction at the college level or equivalent training in the development of skills relating to driving or classroom teaching methods; the applicant must submit college transcripts or other documentation acceptable to the department as proof of the required training.
(c) To qualify as an instructor or third-party examiner for a commercial motor vehicle, an applicant must satisfy the requirements under (b) in this section and have accumulated at least five years' experience in the operation of commercial motor vehicles within the seven years preceding application. The applicant must also hold and maintain a medical card approved by the United States Department of Transportation under 49 C.F.R. Part 391, Subpart E (physical qualifications and examinations) as revised as of October 4, 2016.
(d) The department may interview an applicant for a license as an instructor or third party examiner under this section to evaluate the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities.


2 AAC 91.020
Eff. 7/1/2006, Register 178; am 10/10/2014, Register 212, January 2015; am 1/12/2018,Register 225, April 2018

An application for an original instructor or third-party examiner license may be obtained by written request to the Department of Administration, Division of Motor Vehicles, 1300 W. Benson Blvd., Suite 100, Anchorage, Alaska 99503-3689.

Authority: AS 28.05.041

AS 28.15.081

AS 28.17.011

AS 28.17.031

AS 28.17.041

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