Become an Instructor

Calling all heroes!

Studies show that teens who complete an ODOT-approved driver education course in Oregon greatly reduce their chances of being in a fatal crash. They also have fewer traffic convictions and suspensions.

But to achieve those results, aspiring drivers need guidance and teaching. That’s where you come in.

Become an ODOT-approved Driver Ed instructor, and not only will you be making our roads safer, but you’ll be:

  • Saving lives in your community – literally!
  • Helping parents, since teens taught to drive solely by their parents are nearly three times more likely to be involved in serious crashes than those taught by pros.
  • Gaining valuable teaching skills and classroom management experience.
  • Earning some extra income – and not paying for tuition. It’s free for Oregonians!
  • Making a difference by helping teens develop lifelong safe driving habits.

What’s it take to become an instructor? A simple registration process, online and hands-on instruction and less than nine weeks of your time. Here’s how:

1. Connect with a Driver Ed program near you.

Find an ODOT-approved program in your community with open teaching positions listed below. Give them a call or send an email letting them know you’re interested. Program administrators can answer your questions and get you started on next steps to getting a job as a Driver Ed instructor.

2. Sign up for a Driver Ed instructor course and double-check the requirements.

Before getting the job, you’ll need to complete an ODOT-approved training course.

Sign up for a training course »

And make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • 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 privileges 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.
  • Have no conviction for any of the crimes listed in OAR 737-015-0070.

Individuals employed by a commercial driving school may be subject to additional requirements.


Northwest Oregon


1st Learn to Drive

503-509-0870
Drive@1stLearnToDrive.com


Columbia River Driver Education, LLC

503 504-8555
rich@columbiariverdrivereducation.com


Freedom Driver Education

503-744-7555
info@free2drive.co


Gladstone School District

503-650-2570
ingramj@gladstone.k12.or.us


Oregon Driver Education Center

503-581-3783


Oregon Driver Training Institute (NW Oregon)

503-225-0770
Toll free 877-871-9208


Pacific Driver Education

503-766-3567
Steve@PacificDriverEducation.com


Reynolds School District / Mt Hood Community College

503-407-8974


Toms Driving Academy

503-648-7086


Westside Driving School

503 878-0100
jen@westsidelearn.com


Western Oregon


Linn-Benton Community College

541-917-4849
richeym@linnbenton.edu


NW Driver Ed, LLC

541-248-1962
Drive@NWDriversEd.com


Philomath School District

541-924-3211


Umpqua Community College

541-440-7691
DriverEd@umpqua.edu


Eastern Oregon


Baker School District

Lance.woodward@bakersd.org


Central Oregon


High Desert Education Service District

541-693-5699


Southern


Klamath Community College

541-880-2253
Erica.Dow@klamathcc.edu


Southern Oregon Driver Education, Inc.

541-499-0132
info@southernoregondrivered.com

Contact

MADISON PLACE
1140 SW 11th Ave, Third Floor
Portland, Oregon 97205
test503-221-0100
800-800-7132
Located on the Portland Streetcar line