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Becoming a Driver Ed Instructor

Oregon Administrative Rules require all Driver Ed instructors who teach for an ODOT-TSD approved teen program to complete an approved instructor training series.

WOU offers classes in various locations throughout the state. Please see our schedule of courses to register for an upcoming class.

In addition to taking the training classes, approved Driver Ed instructors must also meet the following criteria,

  • Hold a valid Oregon driver license, or a license from a state adjacent to Oregon if the person is a legal resident of that state and has had valid driving priviledges for at least three years.
  • Be 21 years of age.
  • Have current First Aid & CPR certification.
  • Meet these driving record qualifications:
    • Not more than one driver improvement violation within the preceding 12 months or more than two within the preceding 24 months.
    • No drug or alcohol-related traffic violation, conviction or infraction within the preceding five years.
    • No driver's license suspension, cancellation, revocation or denial within the preceding three years.
  • Not have a conviction for any of the crimes listed in OAR 737-015-0070.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education every two years.
  • Teach a minimum of 30-hours in an ODOT-TSD approved program every two years.
  • Individuals employed by a commercial driving school may be subject to additional requirements.

Get a Job as a Driver Education Instructor

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Wondering who to contact about getting a job as a Driver Ed Instructor? Click here to see a list of approved providers in your area.

Contact

Teaching Research Institute
Traffic Safety Education
(503) 838-9237 | Fax (503) 838-8150 | or email: trafficsafety@wou.edu  
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Division of Extended Programs (DEP)
Phone: 503.838.8483 or 1.800.451.5767 V/TTY | e-mail: extend@wou.edu

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