Though the requirements for earning a driver license have not changed, ODOT has had to implement some new learning guidelines for students and instructors. For example, students attending an online course must be visible to their instructor. If they’re not, they can be removed from the program. Some providers are limiting the number of students allowed in vehicles at one time. Contact your provider to find out what they’re doing to protect students and instructors.
Waiving the Test
For teens and parents, there are still a ton of great reasons to enroll in driver ed classes. One of the advantages to completing the course is the teen’s ability to waive the Oregon DMV driver test to get their license!
Here’s how it works
- You enroll in and successfully complete an ODOT-approved driver ed course before your 18th birthday.
- You can certify that you have at least 50 hours of driving experience with a driver who is older than 21 and has had driving privileges for at least three years.
- You need to have had an instruction permit for at least 6 months (may be completed by the end of the course).
- You have to pass the written safe driving practices test at the Oregon DMV.
Upon completion of an ODOT-approved driver ed course, your provider will issue a certificate. When you present this at the Oregon DMV while applying for a Provisional Driver License, the skills test is waived.