Competition Licensing Program

The NASA Competition Licensing Program educates, trains, and qualifies drivers for a NASA Competition License.

There are two components to the NASA Competition Licensing Program:

  • High Performance Driving Event (HPDE)
    • There are four HPDE run groups (levels 1-4).
    • We hold four track sessions and four classroom sessions per day for each run group. Sessions last approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
    • Run groups are based entirely on driver experience and skill.
  • Competition Drivers’ School
    • Two full days of instructor-led training
    • Eight classroom sessions
    • Eight on-track sessions

If you want to drive in NASA-sanctioned events with an open passing environment (i.e., Time Trial, Road Racing, Endurance Racing, etc.), you must hold a valid NASA Competition License, NASA Provisional License, or NASA TT License.

Provisional License

To be considered for a NASA Provisional License, you must have successfully completed one of the following racing schools:

  • NASA Competition Drivers’ School
  • SCCA Competition Drivers’ School
Competition License

To receive a NASA Competition License, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • NASA completed Provisional License holder
  • FIA, IMSA, SCCA, SRO, BMW Club or PCA license holder

If you have a current or expired competition license from FIA, IMSA, SCCA, SRO, BMW Club or PCA: