FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to have already completed a bachelor’s degree before applying?

Jun 29th, 2018

Yes, this is a post professional program for licensed and regulated health care professionals—so a bachelor entry level degree or a master entry level degree is required.

What is the out-of-state tuition cost for the DRT program?

Jun 19th, 2018

The out-of-state tuition cost for the DRT program is the same as for in-state students, i.e. $500.00 per credit hour.

Where do the students register?

Jun 19th, 2018

The students register through the Registrar’s Office at the University of Florida. Apply Now Follow these instructions for the certificate programs application. Applicants create accounts through ApplyWeb and will not create […]

Is it possible to enroll in only one or some of the courses and not the entire program?

Jun 19th, 2018

Yes, pending the decision of the DRT admissions committee.

How do I register to enroll in only one or some of the courses and not the entire program?

Jun 19th, 2018

Follow these instructions for the Nondegree Registration Application. This application is separate from the application for campus courses and is only used for off-book enrollment –as is the case for […]

Is the final Certificate issued by the Registrar, the College or the Department?

Jun 19th, 2018

The final certificate is issued by the University of Florida.

How will students receive their certificates?

Jun 19th, 2018

Students are not attending graduation ceremonies to receive their certificates. Instead, certificates will be mailed to the students via the University of Florida’s Admission Office.

How will students know if they have successfully been admitted to the certificate program?

Jun 19th, 2018

The DRT admission committee will review each student’s application and inform them of their enrollment status.

How many of the DRT credits or courses can Masters or PhD students take towards their respective degree?

Jun 19th, 2018

Master level students can take up to 9 credits that can transfer to their degree programs.  PhD level students can take up to 30 credits that can contribute to their […]

What is the tuition for the Certificate DRT program?

Apr 16th, 2018

The tuition cost (in-state and out of state students) for the program is $10,500, which is $500 per credit hour.  There are 21 total credit hours in the program.  Additional […]

Is financial aid available?

Apr 16th, 2018

Students enrolled in graduate certificate programs are not eligible for federal student aid.  If a student requires financial assistance to attend the DRT program, they are encouraged to explore employer-sponsored […]

What is the length of the Certificate DRT program?

Apr 16th, 2018

The program is to be completed in one (1) year over the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.  The program is 21 total credit hours.

What educational/working background is required to be considered as a candidate for the program?

Apr 16th, 2018

Potential candidates must be licensed and regulated healthcare professionals.

Will I need to travel to complete the Certificate DRT program? What percentage is completed online?

Apr 16th, 2018

Yes, though the program is primarily conducted online, there are certain activities that require travel to the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Percent Online: 80% Activities conducted in Gainesville, FL: […]

Will students be designated the title of Driver Rehabilitation Specialist upon successful completion of the program?

Apr 16th, 2018

Yes, after successful completion of the program students will be deemed as entry level Driver Rehabilitation Specialist.

If I am a practicing health professional, are there courses that I will be excluded from?

Apr 16th, 2018

To satisfy the requirements of the program, all students must complete courses, that follows a progression of content, in their entirety.

What client populations will I be able to work with after successful completion of the program?

Apr 16th, 2018

Upon successful completion of the program, students will have entry level skills to work with medically-at-risk experienced drivers.

What is the workload? Can I work full-time and complete the program?

Apr 16th, 2018

Although the program is designed for the working professionals, students should plan on spending an average of 12-15 hours/week on course work.

Where can I work in driver rehabilitation after I graduate?

Apr 16th, 2018

Employment opportunities exist in driver rehabilitation programs and facilities that may want to start driver rehabilitation programs. Additionally, you will be equipped to start your own private practice.

Where does the mentorship take place? How often do I attend these sessions?

Apr 16th, 2018

We work with students individually to understand their needs and preferences. Some students elect to take a week off from work and travel to a site that has the population […]