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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)
  • COST

    Full Cost:

    $540

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

    Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Discount Prices:

    $320:

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

    $245:

    • 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*

  • COURSE RESOURCES
  • REQUEST FORMS

    Request Forms:

    Upcoming Schedule Notifications (unavailable/currently not scheduling classes)

    Replacement Certificate Request

    Replacement Drive Log

    Address Change Request

  • STEPS TO REGISTER

    Complete the online pre-registration

    Class enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required.

    A link will be made available under the schedule section to pre-register on the date/time provided with each course session

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

    Applicants will be selected at random per location. 

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

    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

    Payment

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

     
     

Tentative Schedule

Summer 2021 (June - August)

Tentative Summer Schedule:

This schedule is subject to change based on instructor availability and extension of K-12 closure make-ups.

Remote Instruction: Classroom time will be live held via zoom.  Students will be required to have a reliable computer, webcam, and internet connection.

Summer Session #1:

Pre-registration is closed

Parent Orientation: June 15, 2021 6-8 pm (remote)

Classroom: June 16, 2021 - July 8, 2021 (remote) Monday-Thursday
BTW: Face-to-Face with two students and cleaning measures in place

  • Chemeketa Salem Campus: 6-8:30 pm
  • Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Campus (McMinnville): 6-8:30 pm
  • Dallas High School: 5:30-8 pm
  • Silverton High School: 6-8:30 pm

*Final drives will be completed on/after July 20, 2021

Summer Session #2

Pre-Registration will open June 1st at 8 am - June 2nd at 5 pm

Parent Orientation: July 27, 2021 6-8 pm (remote)

Classroom: July 28, 2021 - August 19, 2021 (remote) Monday-Thursday
BTW: Face-to-Face with two students and cleaning measures in place

  • Chemeketa Salem Campus: 6-8:30 pm
  • Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Campus (McMinnville): 9-11:30 am
  • Dallas High School: 8:30-11 am
  • Silverton High School: 8:30-11 am
  • Stayton High School: 9-11:30 am

*Final drives will be completed on/after August 31, 2021

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

 
 

 

 

Updated April 13, 2021 at 5:29 pm