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Driver Education

PCA DE The mission and purpose of the Porsche Club of America's Driver's Education Program is to provide a safe, structured and controlled teaching and learning environment. The PCA DE Program is designed so that participants can improve their driving abilities and acquire a better understanding of vehicle dynamics and driving safety. Participants will experience first-hand the capabilities of high performance automobiles in a controlled, closed-course environment and acquire skills that will enhance safer vehicle operation in all driving situations.

One giant word of caution: this adventure can become very addictive. Our instructors will teach you to drive your Porsche the way Stuttgart designed it to be driven. PCA DE schools are run in a safe and controlled environment on a closed course. Like any new sport your instructor will guide you into this exciting world of high performance driving. These weekends are great sources of stories for the Monday morning coffee break. You will have dreams about various turns and wake up with memories of your instructor yelling BRAKE or DON'T LIFT. These schools are truly the only safe way to learn the engineering dynamics that went into the development of this famous racing marque. However, it is noted that PCA DE events are not racing, nor preparation for racing. No times or placings are recorded, and no awards or prizes are received by the participants of PCA Driver's Education events; just a lot of fun and camaraderie. Any conduct considered by the Porsche Club of America to be either unsafe or inconsistent with the spirit or purpose of the Driver's Education Program will not be permitted. This approach keeps the events safe for all participants!


National Driver Education Committee

The mission and purpose of the National Driver Education Committee and these pages is to help disseminate the information learned from the established regional programs to the organizers of newer programs and to provide a common continuity among all PCA driving schools. In order to foster continuity, the DE Committee developed a set of Minimum Standards which all PCA DE programs should use as a basis for their programs.

National Instructor Training

The National Instructor Training Program was initiated in the fall of 2003; since that time, almost 3,800 instructors have been exposed to the Program. The intent of the training Program is to add consistency of instruction to novice and beginner drivers in our Driver’s Education program. The purpose of this document is to set some ground rules for running the Program and to add consistency to the regional implementation of the training. The National Program consists of four class room and four on-track role playing sessions.

Regional Responsibilities:

1.     Inform the National DE Chair of the intent to run this Program. If a member of the National DE Committee cannot be on site during the training, the regional official in charge of the event must be approved in advance by the National DE Chair.

2.     Obtain a date on a closed course road circuit that also has some type of classroom facility.

3.     Obtain Certificate of Insurance for the event and have the appropriate waivers signed by those in attendance.

4.     Complete and return all appropriate forms for the Program to the National DE Chair within two (2) weeks of completion of the event.


          National Responsibilities:

1.     Provide the Region with a complete set of forms for the Program; such as,      Registration Forms, Quiz, and Candidate Evaluation Form.

2.     Provide training to the mentors selected for the training event.

3.     Teach the classroom sessions. 

4.     Evaluate the Candidate Evaluation forms completed by the Training Mentor and the Evaluation Mentor. 

5.     Return all completed forms to the National DE Committee Chair within two (2) weeks of completion of the event.


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