Driver Education Program Information

The Driver Education program is temporarily on hold due to COVID-19.

Updated information will be posted here, so be sure to check back often.

Currently, names are not being taken for a waitlist.

Canby School District offers an ODOT Driver Education Program. See below for details on the program and registration information.


  • Obtain a current Oregon instruction permit. Must provide permit number at time of registration.
  • 100% attendance in classroom and drive lab is required.
  • Students must have a minimum of 10 hours behind-the-wheel practice before registering. (CLICK HERE TO ACCESS HOME DRIVE PRACTICE LOG)


  • Driver Education Program is for students ages 15-17.
  • Driver Education students must complete the course before receiving a driver's license and before turning 18.



Phone or in-person registration only for driver education:

Terry Lepire, Secretary
Ackerman Center Office
350 SE 13th Avenue, Canby, OR 97013
Phone: (503) 266-0040

Registrations are taken for any driver education session throughout the year (provided there is space available). Out-of-District students/families: Please note different registration dates provided on the driver education schedule.

Classroom Sessions:

All classroom sessions are held at Canby High School’s 4th Street Building/Career Center in Room 1.

Drive Labs:

  • Scheduled separately from classroom.
  • Students will sign up for a day and time.
  • The driver education cars will meet students at Canby High School by the flag pole.
  • Drive Labs will begin and end at Canby High School.
  • Students cannot be late.
  • Drive Lab is 2 hours. Student will drive 1 hour and observe 1 hour, once a week for 6 weeks during the 8 weeks of class.
  • 100% attendance is required because the Drive Lab instructor and another student have been scheduled with your student.
  • The driver education program has a ‘no tolerance’ policy on student cell phone use in the driver education vehicles.


  • Attendance at all driving and classroom sessions is required.
  • Missed classroom time must be made up and arranged with the classroom instructor. Make-up sessions will not require an additional fee as they are fulfilled during regularly scheduled class times. Students must make up any absences within 90 days of the start of the session they are enrolled in.
  • If a Drive Lab is missed, a fee may be charged to make up the Drive Lab.

Parent/Student Orientation:
The Parent/Student orientation session will be held on the first night of class. It is recommended both student and parents attend as parent, student and instructor expectations will be covered.

Low/No Income Subsidy Program:
There is a $75 State subsidy program for students that qualify for the Free and Reduced lunch program, SNAP or TANF programs. Applicants must notify the Driver Education Secretary when registering so eligibility can be verified. Home school students can qualify through the school district they are in. (This benefit applies only to students under 18 years of age and without a license.)

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 removed from the program with no refund.

Driver Education Vehicles:
Our driver education cars are equipped with dual controls (passenger side brake/equipment).

Funding for the Driver Education program comes from two sources: students’ tuition and reimbursement from the Oregon Department of Transportation. Canby School District does not fund the program, but classroom space is provided free of charge.

Where is my certificate after class is completed?
The Certificate of Completion will be mailed to the address on your student’s registration form. The certificate will be mailed within 3 weeks from the completion of class.

Failure in the Classroom or Behind-The-Wheel:
Students must attend all of the classes and any missed time must be made up. They must turn in all assignments, turn in the driving log and pass all class work, tests and drive tests with an 80% or better. Disruptive students may be dropped from the program with no refund. If a student has a learning disability, we will help in any way, but they must be able to demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the curriculum. Behind-The-Wheel students must be able to meet or pass the check list.

Re-take of final drive assessment.
If you are under 18 years of age and do not pass your final drive assessment, you must wait at least 28 days before your next evaluation.

You are allowed to retake the final drive assessment one time at no additional cost (within six months of the first day of class).

DMV Waiver – Waive the drive lab when obtaining a driver’s license!
Students that pass the driver education program will receive a plastic ODOT Certificate of Completion Card. When the student goes to DMV to obtain their license, DMV will only have the student take the written knowledge test and will waive the drive lab!

Drivers Over 18 or Turn 18 / Obtain License While Taking Class:
The driver education program is a State subsidized program, and is only funded for students with permits and not for licensed drivers. Driver education is a part of the process for obtaining a provisional license. 18-year-olds do not have a provisional license. That is why the State does not cover students 18 years of age or older.

Become a part of Driver Education!

The Traffic Safety Education program from Western Oregon University provides the required training to be an ODOT-TSD approved Driver Education instructor in Oregon. Individuals wishing to teach Driver Education in Oregon will gain a wealth of practical knowledge, as well as gain hands-on experience, both in the classroom and in the vehicle. Upon completion of the Traffic Safety Education course, participants will receive a certificate that can be presented to potential employers to verify certification.

These classes are part of a non-credit program funded by Oregon Department of Transportation.

Click here if you are interested or for further information!