Now that you've chosen the class you'd like to race in, you'll need to get your NASA Competition License.
How Do I Get My License?
Read this section in the NASA CCR about licensing.
Read this section if you have little or no track experience:
In order to be considered for a license, you will need to have participated in a NASA HPDE 4 open passing group or bring documented proof that you are qualified to drive in an open passing environment. If you are not already a regular NASA participant and can't provide proof of experience, you will be required to start the process in the HPDE environment to verify your experience level. If you are not able to prove your skill level, you will have to spend some time in the HPDE program working up to the required level.
Once you have achieved or proven the required skill level, you will find that each region has slightly different programs for their competition schools. All NASA regions have an in-house competition licensing programs that prepare new drivers to join our competitive racing series.
There are a number of racing schools in the country that will place you into an accelerated learning experience helping to jump-start your racing licensing process. However, you will still be required to provide evidence of your sufficient skill level to obtain a NASA Competition License. If you are interested in attending a racing school to accelerate your learning curve, we would recommend you reach out to your local Regional Director to discuss your plans in detail to ensure you progress along the correct path to arrive at your end goal. A list of Regional Directors can be found here https://www.nasaproracing.com/regions.
Read this section if you have a current or expired license from another organization:
Read this section if you have track experience, but never had a license (from any org):
You will have to participate in a region's licensing program to obtain a Provisional License. Contact your Regional Director for more information about programs in your home region.
Renewing your NASA license:
Check the medical expiration date on your last license.
Provisional License holder information:
Once a driver has been issued a Provisional License, he/she will only be allowed to compete in those events hosted by the Region of issuance (special exceptions may be granted upon request). Each time a Provisional License holder completes a race without incident, he/she must obtain the signature of the Race Director, or the Race Director's appointee.
Once four races have been signed off, the Provisional License is complete, and may be submitted to the NASA National Office to obtain a National Competition License. The provisional book must be filled out and turned in to the Race Director at the beginning of an event and collected at the end of the event.
Note- NASA Provisional License holders are defined as "Rookies" (according to the CCR) and will remain so until they have finished eight races without significant incident, even thought the provisional book is completed after four races without incident. Rookie drivers must comply with the requirements in section 13.2 of the CCR.
Further instructions are on the forms and you can call the National Office at 510-232-6272 with any questions you may have.