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Driver Education

Chemeketa’s driver education classes serve students ages 15 and older year-round in Salem, McMinnville, Dallas, Stayton, Silverton, Independence and Monmouth. Our course is an Oregon Department of Transportation approved course.

Requirements to Apply

  • Be at least 15 years of age
  • Hold a valid permit (or license)

    Complete the online pre-registration

    Class enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required.

    A link will be made available to pre-register on the date/time indicated with the schedule

    The pre-registration is an intent to take the course and will ask very basic information (applicant name, parent name, and contact information)

    After the pre-registrations are reviewed, you will receive an email notification of your class status.

    Complete the application packet (if accepted)

    Applications will be emailed to the primary email address (and secondary if listed) on the pre-registration

    If an application is not received by the deadline listed in your confirmation email, the applicant will automatically be dropped from the list


    After the review of applications, you will receive an email confirmation with specific payment details.

  • COST

    Full Cost:


    • Students 18 and older
    • Students with driver license or out of state permit

    Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Discount Prices:


    • Students 15-17 (complete course prior to turning 18)
    • Valid Oregon learner's permit (no driver's license)


    • Students 15-17 (complete course prior to turning 18)
    • Valid Oregon learner's permit (no driver's license)
    • Qualifies for SNAP, TANF, or free and reduced lunch (documentation required)

    Cost Includes:

    • 30+ hours of classroom instruction
    • 12 hours of in-car training
      • Six hours of driving
      • Six hours of observation
    • Textbooks and reference materials

    Your DMV drive test may be waived if you are ages 15-17 and successfully pass the course.

    *cost increases may occur every year*


    Request Forms:

    Upcoming Schedule Notifications (unavailable/currently not scheduling classes)

    Replacement Certificate Request

    Replacement Drive Log

    Address Change Request


In order to mitigate challenges caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) uptick in Oregon, Chemeketa is announcing the following changes to its scheduling:

Additional information will be shared as it becomes available. For more information on Chemeketa's college-wide response, visit:

Winter 2021 (January - March)

Winter term sessions have been canceled and are unable to be hosted. 

Spring 2021 (April - June)

Spring term sessions have been canceled and are unable to be hosted. 


Complete the Schedule Updates (click here) form to receive notifications on when classes will be scheduled.