Virginia Pilot Car

Virginia Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Training

In Virginia, Pilot Car Certification is Required

Virginia is one of thirteen states that require Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators to be certified.

To cut back on the number of certifications a Pilot Car Operator needs, most states have agreements that allow operators certified in one state to legally operate in multiple.

Virginia Accepts the Washington State Certification

With a Washington State Pilot Car Certification Card, you can legally operate in the state of Virginia, and many more! See our Pilot Car Reciprocity page for more information.

Get certified with the Best

Interested in a Washington state Pilot Car Certification? Look no further than Evergreen Safety Council. Our Program is the most current and comprehensive training program for pilot car operators across the entire United States. It covers the latest industry standards and best practices established at the state and federal levels.


Is training and certification required?

Yes, training and certification are required for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators in both Washington and Colorado.

I operate in another state. Should I get certified in Washington or Colorado?

It depends. Washington and Colorado each have agreements with other states that allow operators with valid cards to operate legally in those states, provided they follow all state laws, rules, and regulations. If you operate in a state that has reciprocity with either Washington or Colorado, you may want to consider getting certified in one of these states. Refer to this chart from the Federal Highway Administration for details on reciprocity.

I’m certified in another state. Can I transfer that?

Certifications are not transferable between states. In other words, you may not exchange your state certification for a different state certification. However, many states have reciprocity and acceptance agreements, making it possible for P/EVOs who are certified in one state to legally operate in another.

Note that each state has its own specific requirements for P/EVOs, equipment, and procedures. It is your responsibility to understand the laws and regulations in each state you operate in.

How do I test my computer equipment?

Testing Your System/Equipment:

Zoom: To learn how to test your microphone and camera in Zoom please watch this short video on YouTube

Test invite: Test Invite is a cloud (Google) based online exam software.

1. You must be able to access the internet.

2. Your system should not have any access restrictions regarding the Google Cloud. (Some companies restrict access to cloud or Google services. You may need to check with your IT department.)

3. Your browser will need to be Chrome, Firefox or Opera.

4. You can take the following demo test to check everything will work well for you:

5. The exam requires video recording, so you are required to have a working webcam on your computer. You can use this site to check if your webcam works as expected.

If you don’t have a webcam, no problem! For a small fee we can order one for you that will arrive with the rest of your course materials!

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