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.
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.
Gladstone School District
Toll free 877-871-9208
Baker School District
Klamath Community College
Southern Oregon Driver Education, Inc.