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How to obtain a 1) SETAF License, 2) TMP/GOV License & 3) International or Italian License 

How to Obtain a SETAF Driver's License

Orientation/Testing method:

You can choose to take the orientation and test “in person” at the DTTS Office, or use the JKO U.S. Forces Driver’s Training Program for Europe online course.  No switching between the two testing methods.  

JKO Method:

U.S Forces personnel, civilians and family members stationed or scheduled to deploy to Europe can take their certificate of license training and exam online at Joint Knowledge Online (JKO). Individuals with a Common Access Card (CAC) can login to JKO and create an account.

Non-CAC holders must request a sponsored account by signing up with JKO. Sponsored accounts must use the USERID and PASSWORD issued by JKO to access the system and take the exam.

  • Go to JKO at https://jko.jten.mil enter, and log into JKO using whatever method best suits your situation.  Dependents MUST login using their own account; NOT their sponsors CAC card or account. 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)
  • 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); which is valid for 60 days.

The DTTS office will ensure that you actually took, and passed, the test on JKO prior to issuing a license. The DTTS office cannot issue a SETAF/AFI license on the same day that you take the Final Course Exam. Falsified JKO certificates will result in a 90 day suspension of eligibility for a license.

***If you use the JKO U.S. Forces Driver's Training Program for the testing method, two certificates are required; pre-course and final exam certificates with a passing scores of 85% or higher on the final exam.

In- Person Testing:

Submit a request for a Driver Testing appointment to take the test at the DTTS Office. Testing in-processing begins at 0830

**Download, and study, the Drivers Testing Manual here.

Driver’s Orientation Training

Schedule an appointment for in-person Driver’s Orientation Training at: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19716708&calendarID=4198936

**Personnel and dependents transferring directly from another European Command are not required to take the test; however they must complete Italy’s Driver’s Orientation Training.

Required Documentation:

  • AEF 1901T (You can receive a copy at 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
  • JKO Certificates; if exam taken online


How to Obtain a TMP/GOV License

Required Documentation:

  • A complete GOV License Request
  • A memo from your supervisor or Unit Commander stating the need for a GOV license in order to complete the duties of your job. Sample Memo for GOV License
    • The memo must include "I have conducted a Commander's Interview IAW the provisions of AR 600-55 and find no concerns." (Required for Department of the Army Civilians GS-11 and below, Local National Employees, and Service Members E-5 and below.)
  • 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. 

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


How to Obtain an International or Italian 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)

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)

**Bring your copies to the DTTS office for verification, final instructions and memo for ACI. 

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

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 Garrison Safety Office for more details on the various courses and their offered locations.


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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