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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)
  • STEPS TO REGISTER

    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-registartion

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

    Payment

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

  • COST

    Full Cost:

    $520

    Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Discount Prices:

    $300:

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

    $225

    • 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*

  • STUDENT/PARENT RESOURCES

Tentative Course Schedule

Online Pre-Registration Dates:

Summer Session #2: August 7-29 will open on June 17th at 9 am

 

Behind-the-Wheel lessons will extend past the last classroom date and may take an additional 1-2 weeks to complete

Summer
Central H.S.

Session Dates: Aug 7 - Aug 29
Meets on: Monday-Thursday (first class is on a Wednesday)
Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm

Summer
Chemeketa Salem Campus

Session Dates: Aug 7 - Aug 29
Meets on: Monday-Thursday (first class is on a Wednesday)
Time: 9-11:30 am

Summer
Chemeketa Salem Campus

Session Dates: Aug 7 - Aug 29
Meets on: Monday-Thursday (first class is on a Wednesday)
Time: 5:30-8 pm

Summer
Chemeketa Yamhill Valley (McMinnville)

Session Dates: Aug 7 - Aug 29
Meets on: Monday-Thursday (first class is on a Wednesday)
Time: 5:30-8 pm

Summer
Silverton H.S.

Session Dates: Aug 7 - Aug 29
Meets on: Monday-Thursday (first class is on a Wednesday)
Time: 9-11:30 am

Summer
South Salem H.S.

Session Dates: Aug 7 - Aug 29
Meets on: Monday-Thursday (first class is on a Wednesday)
Time: 5:30-8 pm