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


Canby School District


Cascade School District

503-749-8020 x7007

Chemeketa Community College


Columbia River Driver Education Training Center

503 504-8555

Driving Diversity Multilingual Driving School

503 877-8345

Freedom Driver Education


Horizon Driver Education LLC

Lake Oswego SD Community Education

Oregon City School District Driver Ed Program

503-785-8520 ext 7316

Oregon Driver Education Center

Employment Application

Oregon Driver Training Institute (NW Oregon)

Toll free 877-871-9208

Pacific Driver Education


Regis Driver Education


Reynolds Driver Education


Tigard-Tualatin School District

Toms Driving Academy


Westside Driving School

503 878-0100

Western Oregon

Linn-Benton Community College


NW Driver Ed, LLC


Philomath School District


Umpqua Community College


Eastern Oregon

Baker School District

La Grande Driver Education


Malheur Education Service District


Central Oregon

High Desert Education Service District


PRNDL Driver Education, LLC



Klamath Community College


Rogue Community College


Southern Oregon Driver Education, Inc.



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