Safe Driver Course

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Register to reserve your student drivers seat today!

$550 for eligible teen drivers*** (see details below)
$760 for drivers 18 or over.


Class schedules are available on our site in PDF form below:


Register today for our next Albany course starting March, 07, 2024.

DEADLINE for Applications will be February,22.2024.

Check with our staff for details on upcoming Salem courses or to get on our notification list.


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You can reserve a seat through the links to the right or request to get more information by filling out our contact form here: contact form

Download the registration packet here: REGISTRATION PACKET


Seats are limited. At NW Drivers Ed, we pride ourselves on offering smaller class sizes. We prefer to keep class sizes small to give your student driver the attention they deserve. If you are having difficulty reserving as seat please call or text us at 541-248-1962 or email us at [email protected]

Drive lessons: Students drive in sets of at least 2 student drivers. Since the driving lessons occur in sets of at least 2 student drivers the dates and times of Adult Driversdrive lessons may be determined at the orientation meeting. Flexibility when scheduling driving lessons is appreciated.

Seats may fill quickly. You can reserve your seat online by clicking on the blue button on the side. Once you’ve reserved your seat, you will still need to complete a registration packet and drop it off before the orientation meeting.

Have questions? Want to receive more information or discuss specifics? Fill out our contact form or call 541-248-1962 with any question about the course.

$550 for eligible teen drivers*** (see details below)

As an ODOT Approved Driver Education Provider we use the newest curriculum in our Safe Driver Course. The course includes:

  • A parent/guardian & student driver orientation meeting,
  • The Playbook & Parent/Teen In-Car Guides,*
  • 30 hours of classroom instruction,
  • 6 hours of behind-the-wheel driving lessons,
  • 6 hours of supervised observation hours,
  • 5 hours of documented practice drives/homework drives,**
  • AND, possible waiver of the DMV Skills Test/Driving Test

WHY WAIT FOR YOUR LICENSE?  Other programs may make you wait up to 3 weeks to receive your waiver certificate.

If you successfully complete the course*** and your paperwork is in order, eligible student drivers will receive their waiver certificate immediately at the end of their final assessment drive. (Read the details below. You still have to pass the assessment drive and have submitted your completed coursework.)

This course is designed to engage students through active learning. Using updated videos, graphics, digital apps, and classroom activities students are more likely to adopt Good Driving Habits.

Sign up below to reserve a seat. Registration details will be updated soon. Please expect to complete the following:

  1. Registration Form & personal auto insurance information
  2. Acknowledgment of Participation Risks / Release of Liability
  3. Participant Questionnaire
  4. The Student Driver’s Learners Permit or Drivers License (with photocopy)
  5. Tuition Payment
    Cost of Participation:
  • $550 for eligible teen drivers between the ages of 15 & 17***
  • $760 for all other participants

Low income scholarships available to those who qualify***

*Parent/Teen In-Car Guide may be subject to availability as materials for the course are provided through the Transportation Safety Division of ODOT.

**Documented practice drives must be done in the presence of a licensed driver over the age of 21 who has held a valid license for a minimum of three years.

***Special Eligibility Guidelines:

 To be eligible for lower tuition costs the student driver must:

  • be between the ages of 15 & 17
  • register for the course with and maintain a valid Oregon Learners Permit
  • complete the course, regardless of receiving a passing grade, and
  • be under 18 years old upon completion of the course
  • not have previously completed/failed an ODOT Approved course, or otherwise be disqualified

To be eligible for the additional low income assistance scholarship the student driver must:

  • be eligible for the lower tuition costs (see above), and
  • receive free or reduced school lunch or receive SNAP benefits 

 To be eligible for a possible waiver of the DMV Skills Test/Driving Test, the student driver must:

  • be eligible for the lower tuition costs (see above), AND
  • complete all in class coursework and attend all 30 hours of classroom lessons, AND
  • complete all driving lessons, observations, and practice drives, AND
  • pass all chapter exams & midterm with an average score of 80% or better, AND
  • pass the final written exam with a score of 80% or better, AND
  • pass the final drive assessment with a score of 80% or better.

If you decide to withdraw from the course, you must do so at least 48 hours before the start of the course to receive a full refund. After the start of the course you will not be eligible to receive a refund and may be required to repay any scholarship or subsidy that would otherwise have applied to your tuition.