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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.

Tentative Course Schedule

Spring Term Pre-Registration & Deadline Details

Pre-Registration: Closed - all sites are full with a wait list 

Confirmation emails will be sent on: Tuesday, February 19th by 5 pm

  • If you are accepted, the full PDF application will be sent you in your confirmation email
  • If you are placed on a wait list, you will get email with your placement on the list

Complete applications due on (based on confirmation email): Monday, March 4th by 5 pm

Payment Information Email: Monday, March 11th by 5 pm

Payment due on: Monday, March 25th by 5 pm

Spring
Chemeketa Eola (West Salem)

Session Dates: Apr 2 - May 30
Meets on: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 6 pm-8 pm

Spring
Chemeketa Salem Campus

Session Dates: Apr 1 - May 29
Meets on: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 6 pm-8 pm

Spring
Chemeketa Salem Campus

Session Dates: Apr 2 - May 30
Meets on: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Spring
Chemeketa Yamhill Valley (McMinnville)

Session Dates: Apr 1 - May 29
Meets on: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 6 pm-8 pm

Spring
Dallas H.S.

Session Dates: Apr 1 - May 29
Meets on: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 6 pm-8 pm

Spring
Silverton H.S.

Session Dates: Apr 1 - May 29
Meets on: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 6 pm-8 pm

Spring
South Salem H.S.

Session Dates: Apr 2 - May 30
Meets on: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Spring
Stayton H.S.

Session Dates: Apr 2 - May 30
Meets on: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Behind-the-Wheel lessons may take an additional 1-2 weeks after the last class to complete

  • COST

    Adults ages 18+

    • $520 for students who are 18 or older (or turn 18 during the course), any student with an out of state learners permit, or any student with a driver license.

    Teens ages 15-17

    • $300 for students under 18 (and do not turn 18 during the course) who have only an Oregon learner's permit. (Cost reflects ODOT discount)
    • $225 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 to driver ed students who qualify for SNAP, TANF or free and reduced lunch programs lowering the class cost to $225. To qualify for this discount, please submit an eligibility letter from SNAP, TANF or your school district with your driver ed application. Home school students can qualify through the school district they are in. (This benefit applies only to students ages 15-17 without a license and a valid Oregon permit)

  • DRIVER ED COURSE 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 age 15-17 and successfully pass the course
  • DRIVER ED PARENT ORIENTATION

    If you are a parent of a driver ed student age 15-17, please attend the first hour of the first day of class for a required parent/student orientation.