Driver Training Certification Programme
A recent FIA initiative is aiming at establishing a global standard in driver training.
The FIA has developed the Driver Training Certification Programme with the goal of establishing a recognised international standard for driver education and training.
The programme allows both regular and professional drivers at all levels to benefit from the highest standards of training, working in close cooperation with the FIA’s worldwide network of 236 Automobile Clubs in 141 countries, many of which already have great experience in this field.
FIA President Jean Todt has described the programme by saying “The FIA Driver Training Certification programme is an important step in improving and maintaining driving skills. This is critically important as education and training is one of the most significant factors in reducing accidents on the road. The FIA Driver Training Certification Programme builds on the activities already carried out by FIA clubs worldwide and we are working towards it becoming the number one international standard for driver training in the years to come.”
The first stage of the programme has been rolled out in Latin America with the support of the FIA’s Region IV representation and in partnership with the Centre for Accident Prevention Solutions (CEPA), an organisation which is dedicated towards the design of driving training solutions, in particular for fleets.
Jorge Tomasi, President of FIA Region IV, said “Road safety is a huge concern in our part of the world, and working with FIA clubs across the region, we think this programme and international standard can have a real impact on the prevention of road accidents in Latin America, whether for young drivers or for professional drivers.”
Fernando Cammarota, CEO of CEPA, emphasized that “It is an honour to work with the FIA on the Driver Certification Programme. The CEPA has developed and implemented numerous trainings in the Latin American region and is happy with the results of the programme.”