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.
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1st Learn to Drive
Canby School District
Cascade School District
Columbia River Driver Education, LLC
Freedom Driver Education
Gladstone School District
Oregon Driver Education Center
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
Linn-Benton Community College
NW Driver Ed, LLC
Philomath School District
Umpqua Community College
Baker School District
High Desert Education Service District
Klamath Community College
Southern Oregon Driver Education, Inc.