Home : Logistics Readiness Centers : LRC-Italy : Drivers Testing - Italy

“Virtual” / On-Line Customer Service Options:
“Virtual” / On-Line Customer Service Options

Speed up your visit to the Drivers Testing and Training Station by performing most of the “pre-work” via email ahead of time!  Once the Driver’s Training and Testing specialist tells you your product is done, you can just come in and pick up your product!

 
Step #1: For all “Virtual” processes, start with an email:

 

Attach the “Required Documentation” for the product you want (listed below) to an ENCRYPTED email, and send them to christy.c.montgomery.civ@mail.mil.  Don’t have encrypted email?  Use DoDSafe from your home computer!

NEW Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Driver License (Often referred to as a “SETAF” or “AFI” License):

 

Required Documentation:
    * A scanned copy (Front & Back) of your valid (unexpired) State or Country Driver License
    * A scanned copy (Front & Back) of your Military ID (Military ID, Dependent ID card, or CAC)
    * A scanned copy of your orders
    * If you have used the Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) Training and Testing method, include an electronic copy of your completion certificate.
 
 
RENEW/REPLACE Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Driver License (Often referred to as a “SETAF” or “AFI” License):

 

Required Documentation if you have been in Italy for LESS than four years:
      * A scanned copy of your recently renewed stateside or country or stateside driver license (front & back).

 

Required Documentation if you have been in Italy for MORE than four years:
    * A scanned copy (Front & Back) of your current (expiring) SETAF/AFI Driver License
    * A scanned copy (Front & Back) of your valid (unexpired) State or Country Driver License
    * A scanned copy (Front & Back) of your Military ID (Military ID, Dependent ID card, or CAC)

    * A scanned copy of a document showing your extension date.  We’ll accept a scanned copy of your Soldier Review Board (SRB), Overseas Tour Extension (OTEX), or letter from the Civilian Personnel Assistance Center (CPAC) showing your new DEROS.  We CANNOT accept a renewed Common Access Card (CAC) as proof of extension.

    * If you are only requesting a REPLACEMENT POV license because you lost yours, you only need to provide a “Lost Document Report”, issued by the Military Police station.

NEW/RENEW/REPLACE Non-Tactical Vehicle (NTV) Driver License (OF 346 “U.S. Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s Identification Card”.  Often referred to as a “TMP License”):

 

Required Documentation:
    * A complete TMP Request Form
    * A scanned copy of a memo from your supervisor stating the need for an NTV License in order to complete the duties of your job (Department of the Army Civilians and Local National Employees ONLY.  Not required for military)
    * A scanned copy of your Installation Pass and Italian “Patente” (Local National Employees ONLY)

    * If you are requesting your NTV License between 15 November & 15 April, you must include a scanned copy of your completed
Winter Driver’s Training Certificate, signed by:

- Department of the Army Civilians / Local National Employees: Your supervisor.
- Military: Your Unit’s Master Driver or a supervisor in the rank of E-7 or higher. 

 
Winter Driver Stamp for Non-Tactical Vehicle (NTV) Driver License (Only):

Required Documentation:

     * A scanned copy of your completed Winter Driver’s Training Certificate, signed by:

- Department of the Army Civilians / Local National Employees: Your supervisor.
- Military: Your Unit’s Master Driver or a supervisor in the rank of E-7 or higher. 
 

      * Remember to bring the physical copies of you OF 346 (NTV License) and SF Form 348 when you come to the office to get your stamps.

 

Italian or International Driver’s License:

International Driver’s License (American Automobile Association International Driver’s Permit):

     * Complete steps at: https://www.aaa.com/vacation/idpf.html. ($20 Per Year)

OR

Italian Driver’s License:
    * Italian Driver’s License Request Form
    * A scanned copy (Front & Back) of your current SETAF/AFI Driver License
    * A scanned copy (Front & Back) of your Italian Codice Fiscale
    * A scanned copy of your Passport (Tourist or Official)
 

Note: Italian Driver’s License currently costs 270 Euros, and is valid for 5 to 10 years (depending on your age).

Step #2: For all “Virtual” processes, get confirmation that your product is ready:

 

A Customer Service agent will review your documentation, ask for any adjustments and then communicate with you when your product is complete. 

Estimated wait time for each type of product is (Approximately):
- New POV License: 2 Days
- New/Renew/Replace NTV License: 5 Days
- Italian Driver’s License: 10 Days
- All other services: Usually next day.
 
 

Step #3: For all “Virtual” processes, pick up your product!:

* Make an ONLINE APPOINTMENT to pick up your product (Select: “Finished ‘Virtual Process’ Product Pickup” form the list of appointment types).
* For NEW POV/AFI/SETAF Licenses, remember that you’ll have to get your photo taken in the Drivers Training and Testing Station office.
* For a Winter Driving Stamp, remember to bring the physical copies of you OF 346 (NTV License) and SF Form 348 when you come to the office to get your stamps.
HotInfo
In-Person (Appointment Only) Customer Service Options:
In-Person Customer Service Options

Step #1: For all “In-Person” processes, start with an appointment

(Due to COVID19 mitigation measures, “Walk-in” customer service without an appointment is no longer available):

Please go to the US Army Garrison Italy Online Appointment System, and schedule your “In-Person” customer service appointment at the Driver Training and Testing Station (DTTS) Office.

Select from the list of available appointment types:

* “Clearing Driver’s Testing Office”:

  -  Select this option to make an appointment to turn in your SETAF/AFI Privately Owned Vehicle Driver License, and get your stamp on your clearing papers. 

  -  Please make sure that you have turned in, sold or disposed of your vehicle before initiating the clearing process. 

   - Once you have turned in your license, you may no longer operate a SETAF/AFI plated vehicle.

 

* “NEW Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Driver License”:

  -  Select this option to make an appointment to get a NEW Privately Owned Vehicle Driver License, IF you have performed the Drivers Training and Testing using the “JKO U.S.Forces Driver’s Training Program for Europe Method”.

  - If you have already scheduled an appointment to take the Driver’s Test in the DTTS Office (DTTS Office Method), you DO NOT need to make an additional appointment here to get your license.  Assuming you pass the test, the DTTS staff will produce, and issue, your license at the end of the test. 

  - Select “+1 Family Member” if you are scheduling an appointment for both you and a family member.

* “RENEW/REPLACE Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Driver License”:

  -  Select this option to renew or replace an expired, lost or damaged Privately Owned Vehicle Driver License.

  - Select “+1 Family Member” if you are scheduling an appointment for both you and a family member.

* “NEW/RENEW/REPLACE Non-Tactical Vehicle (NTV) Driver License (OF 346)”:

  -  Select this option to get a new NTV License, or renew/replace an expired, lost or damaged one.

  - This type of driver’s license is also commonly referred to as a “TMP License”.  It is a Government Motor Vehicle Operator License for driving a Government Owned non-tactical vehicle.

* “Winter Driver Stamp for Non-Tactical Vehicle (NTV) Driver License (Only)”:

  -  Select this option if you already have a NTV license, you’ve taken the winter driver training and you simply need to get the stamp on your license. 

  -  If you do not already have an NTV Driver’s License, you will need to get one by selecting “NEW/RENEW/REPLACE Non-Tactical Vehicle (NTV) Driver License (OF 346) above.  The Winter Driver Stamp is included in this service, as long as you have taken winter driver’s training.

* “Italian or International Driver’s License”:

  -  Select this option to make an appointment to fill out the necessary paperwork to acquire an Italian Driver’s License through the Automobile Club of Italy (ACI).

  - You do not need to make an office appointment to acquire an American Automobile Association International Drivers Permit.  Simply go to “Virtual Processes” above, and follow the directions to order one from AAA on-line.

Step #2: For all “In Person” processes, gather, and complete your paperwork prior to your visit to the DTTS Office:

* Once you have made an appointment through the U.S. Army Garrison Online Appointment System, you will receive a confirmation email that will list all of the documents you will need to complete the process.

* Please remember to bring your completed paperwork to the office with you. 

* If you lose your confirmation email, you can look at the documentation requirements for the “Virtual Processes” in the section above.  The Documentation requirements are the same for the Virtual Process, as the In-Person Process.  In fact, you may want to simple use the “Virtual Process” and save yourself some time!

 Step #3: For all “In Person” processes, show up to the DTTS Office ON TIME!:

* Once you have made an online appointment, you will receive an email that confirms your appointment time.

* Please don’t be late for your appointment.  Appointments are scheduled at tight intervals to control the flow of people into the DTTS office, and minimize the possibility of generating “close contact” spread of COVID19.  If you are late you may be asked to reschedule.

* Please cancel your online appointment if you can’t make it.  If you fail to show for your scheduled appointment, you may require an exception to policy to reschedule.

How to obtain a SETAF driver's license 

Step #1: Choose an orientation/testing method

You can either choose to take orientation and test “in person” at the DTTS Office, or (starting on 13 July, and continuing until further notice) use the JKO U.S. Forces Driver’s Training Program for Europe online course.  Once you commit to a method, you cannot switch between the two.  If you take orientation in JKO, you must test in JKO.  If you take orientation using one of the DTTS Office Method options, you must test at the DTTS Office.

Step #2: Driver’s Orientation & Driver’s Testing

*Personnel and dependents transferring directly from another European Command are not required to take the test.  They must only review the 1 hour “Driving in Italy” video on DVIDS or YouTube.

Online JKO U.S. Forces Driver’s Training Program for Europe Method (13 July - Until Further Notice):

  1. Go to JKO at https://jko.jten.mil.  Enter, and log into JKO using whatever method best suits your situation.  Select the “Course Catalog” tab.  Type “Driver” in the “Title Key Word” field, then select the “Search” button.  Enroll in USA-007 U.S. Forces Driver’s Training Program for Europe (2hrs).
  2. Go to JKO at https://jko.jten.mil and follow the same instructions as noted above for the Orientation module.  Enroll in USA-007-B U.S. Forces Driver’s Training Program for Europe – Final Course Exam (2hrs).
  3. Please note that JKO is enabled with VERInet software.  The DTTS office will ensure that you actually took, and passed, the test on JKO prior to issuing a license.

OR

DTTS Office Method:

  1. Complete Driver’s Orientation Training either online or in person. The material covered will be the same for either Option you choose.
    1. Option 1:  Select, and view, the 1 hour “Driving in Italy” video on DVIDS or YouTube.
    2. Option 2:  Submit a request for a Driver Orientation appointment to watch the “Driving in Italy” video at the DTTS Office.  Appointments are available Tuesday & Thursday, and run from 1400 – 1530.
  2. Download, and study, the Drivers Testing Manual here.
  3. Submit a request for a Driver Testing appointment to take the test at the DTTS Office.  Appointments are available Monday through Friday.  Testing in-processing begins at 0830.

Step #3: Get Your License

You’ll need to provide some documentation before DTTS can issue your license. 

Required Documentation:

    * AE Form 190-1T (You will receive this at the DTTS office and fill it out there) 

    * Your valid (unexpired) State or Country Driver License

    * Your Military ID (Military ID, Dependent ID card, or CAC)

    * A copy of your orders

- If you use the DTTS Office Method, the DTTS office will collect your paperwork before the test, and issue your license afterward if you pass.

- If you use the JKO U.S. Forces Driver's Training Program for Europe Method, make an appointment (either via the "Virtual/Online
Customer Service Options" or "In-Person (Appointment Only) Customer Service Options." below) to get your license issued.  Please
note that the DTTS Office is currently only authorized to issue a license based on JKO from 13 September - until further notice.  Please
continue to monitor our website for any updates or contact our office if you have questions regarding the ending date for JKO testing.

Obtaining a Motorcycle Endorsement:

To obtain a motorcycle endorsement to a U.S. Armed Forces in Italy certificate of license or be issued a motorcycle certificate of license, all Civilian personnel and Family members must have a motorcycle license or endorsement issued by a U.S. State or territory of the United States. 

All service members must have a motorcycle license or endorsement issued by a U.S. State or territory of the United States and a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC) training card. The MSF BRC card does not expire. Additionally, Service Members must have either an Experienced Rider Course (ERC), a MSF BRC-II, Military Sport Bike Riders Course (MSRC) or a MSF Advanced Rider Course (ARC) card in order to receive their license. These advanced requirements for Service Members are valid for 5-years and the location of the training is immaterial to the issuance. All training cards presented to meet these requirements must be legible, unaltered in appearance, and its validity is subject to verification. Speak with the Driver's Testing center or the Garrison Safety Office for more details on the various courses and their offered locations.

                
 

Our Locations

           

 

Helpful Information

Outside of Italy

  • SETAF driver’s licenses are only valid in Italy and other NATO countries. However, not all NATO countries recognize SETAF licenses. If you plan to travel outside of Italy, you’ll need one of the following:

  • Please see Virtual / Online Customer Service Options under “Italian or International Driver’s License:” for a list of required documentation.  If you do not feel comfortable with submitting your documentation via email using the virtual process,
    you may make an appointment to bring your paperwork to the office under "In-Person (Appointment Only) Customer Service Options.

  • International Driving Permit

    If you’re overseas already, you must apply or renew your IDP by mail. 

    Cost: $20, renewed yearly