Training Provider Registry (TPR)
The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) developed the Training Provider Registry (TPR) under the authority of Section 32304 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Section 32304 of MAP-21 requires FMCSA to establish minimum training requirements for entry-level drivers. The TPR is a national database comprised of training providers who provide instruction to entry-level drivers and those seeking commercial driver’s license (CDL) endorsements or upgrades. FMCSA published the Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators final rule establishing minimum training standards for certain individuals applying for their CDL for the first time; an upgrade of their CDL (e.g., a Class B CDL holder seeking a Class A CDL); or a hazardous materials (H), passenger (P), or school bus (S) endorsement for the first time. These individuals are subject to the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements and must complete a prescribed program of instruction provided by an entity listed on FMCSA’s TPR.
FMCSA is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) in accordance with the E-Government Act of 2002 to address the privacy risks associated with the TPR system and its collection and use of Personally Identifiable Information (PII).