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.
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
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: