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In order to receive an ODOT Certification Card, students are required to have a minimum of 30 hours classroom instruction, 12 hours of behind-the-wheel (½ driving, ½ observation) and 5 hours of home practice time. Students must attend all classes, turn in all assignments, and pass final exams.
Under a new program from DMV and ODOT, high school students (under 18) who successfully complete this approved teen driver education course will not have to take their drive test at DMV when it is time to get their provisional license. Any other DMV requirement must still be met.
New this year is a $75 subsidy program for students that qualify for the Free/Reduced lunch program or Oregon SNAP/TANF benefits. Students must provide proof of benefits in order to qualify for reduced tuition. (Benefit applies only to students under 18 years of age and without a license at last class.)
The first class includes an ODOT required parent/student orientation covering class and behind-the-wheel expectations, new laws and driving techniques, drive time assignment and time for questions, you will need to take the exam materials and preparation seriously so you can pass with flying colors. This portion of class will run from 5:30-7 pm the first night of each term.
Drive time is in addition to the classroom portion and meets for 2 hours, once per week (½ driving, ½ observation) for 6 weeks. Drive time will be scheduled for after school and/or weekends, and times available vary from term to term. Students need at least 10 hours of behind-the-wheel experience before their first scheduled drive time. Please bring your permit to the first and last class and all drive times.