NASA Great Lakes Region FAQ Page
Q: What does the instructor program cost me?
A: Approximately $300, 1 day of dedicated HPDE 1 audit time and about 10 hours of home study spread out over a few months.
Q: When can I start the program?
A: Anytime you are in HPDE 3.
Q: What are my responsibilities?
A: You will receive one HPDE 1 student per weekend and instruct them 4 times on Saturday and 4 times on Sunday. In the event your student advances, you'll have other duties.
Q: What is my first step?
A: Your first step is to follow the outline here:
Q: How much do I save on entry fees?
A: Normal entry fees are in the $400-500 range (non-Instructor). As an instructor you'll pay $50 for Instructor driving in HPDE 4 and $75 for Instructor driving in TT or race.
Q: How long does the program take to complete?
A: This depends on how frequently you attend NASA GL events. Using simple math and starting in HPDE 3, you'll need at least 5 events in HPDE 3 and 4 events in HPDE 4 at a minimum. This is designed so that you gain much valuable experience as all instructors need to be experienced. You can start the program when you're in HPDE 3 however you cannot take your ITS (Instructor Training School) until you have attended 4 HPDE 4 events. See Eric Meyer for more details.
Instructor Learning Resources:
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