This SAE Recommended Practice is intended to establish a procedure to certify the fundamental driving skill levels of professional drivers. This certification can be used by the individual driver to qualify their skills when seeking employment or other professional activity. These certification levels may also be used by test facilities or other organizations when seeking test or professional drivers of various skills. The associated family of documents listed below establish driving skill criteria for various specific categories.
SAE J3300: Driving level
SAE J3300/1: Low mu/winter driving
SAE J3300/2: Trailer towing
SAE J3300/3: Automated driving
Additional certifications to be added as appropriate.
This main document provides: (1) common definitions and general guidance for using this family of documents, (2) directions for obtaining certification through Probitas Authentication®1, and (3) driving level examination requirements.
This family of Recommended Practices describes various driving skill levels for operating automobiles and light trucks as they relate to vehicle operation, primarily for purposes of vehicle testing and evaluation or other professional driving. Each subject-specific document within this family describes criteria for establishing different skill levels, verification methods, and certification procedures for verifying the skill levels. These documents may also be used as a basis for developing a training program for drivers seeking certification. These documents reflect the current industry practice through the ongoing cooperation of OEM, supplier, independent test facilities, and other driving-related organizations. It is anticipated that this Recommended Practice will evolve into a broadly accepted SAE Standard, and will promote harmonization of driving skill level assessments across the industry.