The University of New Mexico Transportation Safety Center is currently on RESTRICTED OPERATIONS because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be aware that resources are limited at this time.

Contact our office by email at or if you require immediate assistance.

Normal operations are expected to resume on 6/1/2020. The University of New Mexico Transportation Safety Center appreciates your patience.

Transportation Safety Center is open from 9-5, Monday-Friday, except for University holidays. If you are a provider needing to speak about an application, please contact your Licensing Specialist for an appointment. Contact information can be found HERE.

A Note Regarding 2020 Training:
Understandably, we have all been impacted by the effects of COVID-19.  State agencies, including our office, are required to work remotely while striving to maintain maximum services to constituents.  Although there appears to be progress battling COVID-19 there is no definitive time line to achieving operational normalcy. 
In recognition of this, TSD has directed our office to facilitate all summer driver education training programs via live, virtual platform.  Thus, face-to-face training is suspended for summer 2020.  It’s important to remember that all training requirements must still be met by June 30, 2020, in order for any instructor to continue teaching after July 1, 2020.  
There is no expectation that the dates for the scheduled training will change, although we will now offer at least 2 dates for the 8 hour refresher training.  More to follow on that.  But, in order to access the live, virtual training, individuals will need to have the following:
  1. Continuous internet access
  2. PC or MAC with camera and microphone
  3. Ability to access free, software, such as GOOGLE CLASSROOM (You can learn more about Google Classroom here:
Because these training courses will require either student manuals, handouts, or further instruction, individuals will need to pay for and enroll in the course at least ten (10) days prior to the class date.  This will allow time for us to ship manuals, handouts, etc. for your use.
The UNM Continuing Education Center is currently on RESTRICTED OPERATIONS. Please register for classes ONLINE.
Classes and training dates are as follows:
  • Teaching Techniques, June 4, 2020-  must be enrolled by May 22, 2020 (due to Memorial Day observance on May 25th)
  • 8 Hour Refresher, June 11, 2020##– must be enrolled by June 1, 2020
  • 8 Hour Refresher, June 15, 2020##–must be enrolled by June 5, 2020
  • 40 Hour New Instructor Training, June 15-19- must be enrolled by June 5, 2020.
  • DWI Facilitator, July 10, 2020- must be enrolled by July 1, 2020**
  • 40 Hour New Instructor Training, July 13-17-must be enrolled by June 20, 2020.
** Only current, certified DWI facilitators in this course.
## Maximum of 45 attendees per session
All driver education instructors on a variance must be enrolled for the June 15-19, 40 Hour New Instructor Training course, or enrolled for the July 13-17, 40 Hour New Instructor Training course in order to be renewed for year 2020-2021.  No further extensions, variances or waivers will be considered.
Friends, as we are all attempting to negotiate through these unforeseen and challenging experiences, we very much appreciate your cooperation.  Please feel free to contact me directly if you have questions or require further information. 
Traffic Safety Annual Training Conference (Recertification) 23086-SUA @ UNM Continuing Education
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This conference provides 8 hours of Continuing Education Units to satisfy the recertification requirements for:

  • Driver Education Instructors
  • Driving Safety Instructors
  • DWI School Facilitators

This is mandatory for all Driver Education Instructors whose 3 year (Public School teachers) or 5 year (Private School teachers) recertification is due (see Rule