Driver Education Program Information
- Published: January 27, 2009 by
- Updated: August 22, 2012 by Nancy
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis in the Canby Comunity Education office at District Office, 1130 S Ivy Street. At least $50.00 of the fee must be paid to reserve a spot in the class, with all fees paid in full before the session begins. There is a $25.00 fee for a cancellation request less than 48 hours of the class beginning. No refunds after the first class.
To register you must have a valid permit or driver's license and bring it with you each day you drive. We need at least two students to sign up for each driving time. If this does not happen, we will need to reschedule you for the next session or for another time within the same session.
The cost is $320.00 for instructional tuition and required textbooks. Due to legislative changes in Drivers Education funding, students 18 and over are assessed an additional $200. Additionally, any student who has or gets their license prior to completing the course will have to pay an additional $200 fee. At the beginning and end of the course the instructor will check your permit for compliancy.
Drivers Education cars will not wait for tardy students. Plan to be on time to avoid a makeup charge. Attendance at all driving and classroom sessions is required. In the event of sickness or emergency, give as much advance notice as possible. Make up driving times will be billed at $40 per hour. Missed classroom time will require make-up arranged through the instructor. Classes will be held on all scheduled days except recognized holidays.
An ODOT required parent/guardian informational session will be held from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm on the students' first night of class. Driving a car (and thus Behind-the-Wheel Driver Education) is a risk-taking activity. Students and parents should understand this and know that the purpose of this program is to teach participants to minimize this risk. At least five hours of supervised home practice must be submitted to the instructor before completion of the course.
Your behavior in either the classroom or car is expected to be appropriately responsible and respectful of the subject matter and instructor. If at any point this does not occur, you may be expelled from the program with no refund. Certification of your driver education course work will occur when you have successfully completed all requirements‚ both in the classroom and behind the wheel. You may wish to send a copy to your insurance company as most offer a reduction in premiums for this certification.
Until 18 Years of Age:
You cannot operate a motor vehicle while using a mobile communication device, including talking on a cell phone and texting. Hands-free accessories are not allowed. Once you turn 18, different restrictions may apply.
The DMV cannot issue an original driver license to anyone under the age of 18 years of age unless the person:
> Has held an Oregon instruction permit for at least six months and
> Certifies with parental verification that the teen has at least 50 hours of supervised driving experience, and
> Completes an ODOT approved traffic safety education course OR certify an additional 50 hours of driving experience as described above.
Oregonians under 18 years of age who apply for their first driving privileges will need to show proof of school attendance, completion of school, or exemption from attendance before DMV will issue them a permit or a driver license. Proof of attendance or completion would include a Statement of Enrollment form (available through the local school district or ESD), a diploma, or a GED certificate. If a person is home schooled or exempt from school attendance, he or she needs to obtain the form through the school district or ESD.
All original provisional licenses issued after March 1, 2000, will be restricted as follows:
- 1. For the first six months after issuance, the person may not drive with a passenger under age 20 who is not a member of the driver's immediate family.
2. For the second six months after issuance, the person may not drive with more than three passengers who are under age 20 who are not members of the driver's immediate family.
3. For the first year after issuance of the license, the person may not drive between midnight and 5 am except when:
- a. Driving between their home and place of employment;
b. Driving between their home and a school event for which no other transportation is available;
c. Driving for employment purposes; or
d. Accompanied by a licensed driver at least 25 years old.
Note: The restrictions above only apply for the first year of issuance (if under 18 for that entire year), or until the person is 18 regardless of whether the person has had a provisional license for a year.
For information, call Terry Lepire at the Community Education Office at 503-266-0040. Informational brochures, schedules, and registration forms are available below in pdf format.
Driver Education Registration Form
Driver Education Brochure 2012-13
Driver Education Schedule 2012-13