Year-Round Driver Education Classes

  • Serves students ages 15 and older, including adults
  • 30+ hours of classroom instruction
  • 12 hours of in-car training
    • 6 hours of driving
    • 6 hours of observation
  • Textbooks and reference materials
  • ODOT certified instructors
  • Meets Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) requirements
  • The DMV drive test may be waived for students ages 15-17 who successfully pass the course

Class Dates

Fall 2017 Classes:

No longer accepting applications

Course Dates: September 25th - November 20th

Registrations/Payments will be accepted 8/22/17- 9/18/17

  • Chemeketa Salem Campus: Monday/Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pm
    Currently full - submit a complete application to be placed on the waitlist
  • Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Campus: Monday/Wednesday 6-8 pm
    Currently full - submit a complete application to be placed on the waitlist
  • Central High School: Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Silverton High School: Monday/Wednesday 6-8pm
    Currently full - submit a complete application to be placed on the waitlist

Behind-the-wheel hours are scheduled outside the classroom times and may take 1-2 weeks past the last class to complete.



  • $500 for students who are 18 (or turn 18 during the course) or older, any student with out of state learners permit, or any student with a driver license.


  • $280 for students under 18 (and do not turn 18 during the course) who have only a Oregon learner's permit. (Cost reflects ODOT discount)
  • $205 for students under 18 who qualify for Oregon's low/no income subsidy program (Cost reflects Oregon low/no income subsidy discount)
  • Low/No Income Subsidy Program
    Oregon offers a $75 discount for students who qualify for SNAP, TANF or free and reduced lunch programs lowering the cost to $205 as shown above. To qualify for this discount, please submit an eligibility letter from SNAP, TANF or a statement from your school district that indicates a per student account of eligibility. Additional information may be requested if needed. Home school students can qualify through the school district they are in.

    (This benefit applies only to students ages 15-17 without a license.)

How to Apply

Class enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. All classes must have at least 10 students to run a class.

  1. Download and complete the driver education application form
    Winter term schedule and application will be available by end of October
  2. Mail or fax the completed enrollment application, payment and a photocopy of the student's instruction permit or driver license (front side only)

Payment accepted in the form of
payments will be processed March 13th - March 31st

  • Money Order
  • Check
  • VISA, Master Card, Discover

    To pay via credit or debit card, please call the Driver Education office at 503.584.7541. Card payments can be made after the application has been accepted.

Mail to:

Chemeketa Community College
Attn.: Driver Education Program 5/264
4000 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97305

Fax: 503.399.5262 (not currently receiving fax)


Required Driver Education Orientation

A required Driver Education parent/student orientation will be held the first hour of the first day of class; parents are required to attend this orientation for students under the age of 18. The first class meeting is mandatory for all students registered in the class.

Contact Us

Amanda Beckner
Phone: 503.584.7541
Fax: 503.399.5262 (not currently receiving fax)