ODOT-Approved Driver Education

Driver Ed Still Makes Safer Drivers

Times may have changed, but a few things have stayed the same. Like the fact that teens who take driver ed have a 21% lower crash rate than those who don’t. ODOT-approved driver education courses are up and running to help teenagers safely learn the rules of the road. Here’s what you need to know.

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We’re (virtually) open.
Many ODOT-approved driver ed courses are still enrolling classes that combine online learning with hands-on driving.

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New COVID Measures

We’re promoting safety.
ODOT-approved driver ed providers are taking steps for health and safety including online classroom sessions, increased sanitation and social distancing following the Governor’s directives.

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We’re being flexible.
ODOT is making special accommodations to help young drivers impacted by the current pandemic get the training they need to earn their course completion certificates.

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Driver Ed Completion Certificates

If you’re a driver ed student and need to schedule an appointment with DMV to get your license, make sure you allow enough time to get your completion certificate. Students must present the certificate to waive the drive test.

What You Can Do Now

Have some down time? Use it to help your teen practice their driving skills. And as they say, practice makes perfect.

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Expiring permit? No problem. Most DMV field offices are open for appointments to renew.

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New Learning Guidelines

Online learning has led ODOT to implement new guidelines for students and instructors. For example, students attending an online course must be visible to their instructor and actively participate in the learning process.

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Become an Instructor

Be a hero! Driver Ed Instructors are still needed statewide. What’s it take to become one? A simple registration process, online and hands-on instruction and less than nine weeks of your time. Find out more now!

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ODOT-approved driver ed course requirements have not changed due to the pandemic. Programs may have changed the way they deliver instruction, but students still get the learning they need to be safer drivers.

A rite of passage for teens. Peace of mind for parents.

Challenging times or not, Driver Ed is still making safer drivers and giving parents some peace of mind. Teens who take Driver Ed have a 57% lower rate of traffic convictions and can save up to 15% a year on car insurance. So stay on track to become a better, safer driver and sign up for Driver Ed today!

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