Program Info


Program Requirements for Registering 

Driver Education Program is for students age 15-17

* Obtain a current Oregon instruction permit by registration.   (Must have received plastic permit from DMV in the mail)

* At time of registration must provide permit number, expiration date and issue date.

* 100% attendance in classroom and drive lab is required.

* Complete the course before receiving a driver's license and before turning 18.



Program Information 

The program is approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation and includes:

 * 30 hours of classroom instruction 

 * 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction 

 * 6 hours of in-car observation 

 * Minimum of 5 hours home supervised driving required an adult who is a licensed driver.

 * Parents are asked to practice with their student, the routes in-between their scheduled drive labs. See Routes link.

 * Classroom and Drive Lab Schedule. See Calendar Link  

 * Read Policies


Classroom Location 

Held at Oregon City High School in the Presentation Room.


Drive Labs

* When you register online, be sure and pick drive day and time 

* Drive lab begins on Week 2 of classroom

* Cars are located in the north parking lot of Oregon City High School near the D-E entrance 

* Drive lab will begin and end at OCHS.

* Student must arrive 5 minutes before their scheduled drive lab.

* Student must attend all scheduled drive labs.



     Driver Ed cars are located in the North Parking Lot

     First entrance into parking lot when heading south on Beavercreek.









Student Cell Phone Use in Driver Ed Vehicles

The driver education program has a no tolerance policy on student cell phone use in the driver education vehicles. Students must store their cell phone in the center console of the driver education vehicle during their scheduled drive lab. 

Students, please remember to retrieve your cell phone out of the console after the drive lab.


Low/No Income Subsidy Program

Apply for a Scholarship for students who are on Free and Reduced Program.  Show eligibility letter from the school district or from TANF.

Home school students can qualify through the school district they are in.



* All absences must be made up. Make-up sessions will not require an additional fee if they are fulfilled during regularly scheduled class times.  

* Students who do not meet the requirements will need to re-register and pay additional full term registration fee to receive the Certificate of Completion.

* If a drive lab is missed, a fee of may or will be charged to make up the drive lab   (Fall - Winter - Spring $80)  (Summer - $120)



Classroom makeups can be attended in Canby or Gladstone.


Call for schedule. * 1130 S. Ivy Street * Canby, OR * 503-266-0040


Gladstone at Gladstone High School

Contact person:  Jennifer Ingram

Call for class schedule.    503.650.2570





If student withdraws 7 days prior to the first class, $45.00 will be withheld from the tuition, less than 7 days prior to first class, no refund will be issued.


DMV Waiver - Waive the Drive Lab When Obtaining Drivers License!

The waiver program which went into effect winter term 2014, is simply DMV’s formal acknowledgment that students who pass an approved ODOT Driver Education Program have already demonstrated that they meet minimum performance standards. This is named the waiver program because it completely waives the DMV test based on the strength of the state’s approved driver education program. It does not change anything in the way we work with teens.

Students that pass the driver ed program will receive a plastic ODOT Certificate of Completion Card. When the student goes to DMV to obtain their license, DMV will only have the student take the written test and will waive the drive lab.


Where is my Certificate after Class is Completed?

The Certificate of Completion will be mailed to the address on your students permit. The certificate will be mailed within 3 weeks from the completion of class.


Failure in the Classroom or Behind-the-Wheel

Students must attend all of the classes and any missed time, must be made up. They must turn in all assignments; turn in the driving log; and  pass all class work, tests, and drive tests with an 80% or better. Disruptive students may be dropped from the program with no refund. If a student has a learning disability, we will help in any way, but they must be able to demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the curriculm. Behind the wheel students must be able to meet or pass the check list.



Funding for the Drivers Education program comes from two sources: students' tuition and reimbursement from the Oregon Department of Transportation. The local school districts do not fund the program, but classroom space is provided free of charge.


Drivers Over 18 or Turns 18  / Obtain License While Taking Class  

The driver education program is a state subsidized program and that is how we can offer a tuition price of $345.00.  This tuition price is only for students with permits and not for licensed drivers. If a student has a license, obtains their license while taking the class, is 18 or older before completing the class, the tuition will be $555.00. 
Driver education is a part of the process for obtaining a provisional license (permit).  18 year old do not have to have a provisional license. That is why the state does not subsidize the driver education program if the student is 18 or older or licensed. 

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