Driver Education & Vehicle Safety

Did you know every 7 seconds, someone is injured in a car crash? Or that every 15 minutes someone is killed?* 博天堂官方 has over 25 years of experience teaching Driver Education in Linn and Benton counties. Courses are approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division and utilize their curriculum.
*Source: The National Safety Council

  •  Sunday face-to-face class registration is on Tuesday, February 20
  • Thursday Remote class registration starts on Wednesday, February 21

To register for Driver Education courses, you will need the following:

  • An image of your Student Driver Permit or License submitted in jpeg format (driverpermitimage.jpg)
  • Proof of personal driver insurance
  • Credit card information for online payment
  • Important: Student and Parent will need to complete the registration process together
  • Complete winter term class information is available for download at this link:

Spring 2024 Course Information Packet.
Spring 2024 Driver Education Calendar.


Spring 2024 Driver Education Classes

Traditional Driver Education Classes

Driver Ed w/Permit

This ODOT approved program includes mandated 30 hours classroom instruction, six hours of driving and observation which are scheduled outside of class time. Parent/student orientation at first meeting. Class must be dropped 72 hours prior to start date for refund. Supplies included in fees.  

CRN 44251 (Remote)

  • Meets Thursdays for 11 weeks: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, (No 4/25), 5/21, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20
  • Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Location: Zoom/Google Meet
  • Fee: $289

CRN 44257 (Albany)

  • Meet Sundays for 11 weeks: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16
  • Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Location: 博天堂官方 Albany Campus F-104 & F0115
  • Fee: $289

For further assistance please contact Melissa Richey or Kailyn McQuisten at driversed@waystructural.com or call 541-917-4856.


Driver Ed 18 & Over

Class includes 30 hours classroom instruction, PLUS 12 hours on the road (6 hrs behind-the-wheel + 6 hrs driver observation) which are scheduled outside of class time. Class must be dropped 72 hours prior to start date for refund. Supplies included in fees. Does not qualify for waiver of driving test at DMV.

Students do not qualify for a waiver at the DMV. Class must be dropped 72 hours prior to the start date for a refund.

CRN 44253 (Remote)

  • Meet Sundays for 11 weeks: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16
  • Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Location: 博天堂官方 Albany Campus F-104 & F0115
  • Fee: $469

CRN 44259 (Albany)

  • Meet Sundays for 11 weeks: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16
  • Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Location: 博天堂官方 Albany Campus F-104 & F0115
  • Fee: $469

For further assistance please contact Melissa Richey or Kailyn McQuisten at driversed@waystructural.com or call 541-917-4856.

Other Driver Education Classes

Driver Permit Preparation

Having trouble passing the permit test or just need help studying? This course covers the Oregon Driver Manual and what you need to know to pass the Oregon Driver permit test.

CRN 44370 (Remote via Zoom)

  • Meets for two Monday sessions: 5/13 & 5/20
  • Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Fee: $39

CRN 44370 (Remote via Zoom)

  • Meets one Monday on: 4/15
  • Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Fee: $29

Getting Into The Flow 2: Essential Skills for Drivers

CRN 44786 (Remote via Zoom)

Meets one Monday on: 4/29
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Zoom
Fee: $29

Getting Into The Flow 3: Essential Skills for Drivers

CRN 44787 (Remote via Zoom)

  • Meets one Monday on: 5/6
  • Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Fee: $29

Counterfeit Pill & Critical Thinking

Learn about the dangers of fake pills, and the effects of opioids on health by Clear Alliance. Pre and post quizzes included. For youth (5th grade and above), parents, guardians, schools, and public service professionals. May be used for prevention or intervention purposes.

CRN 35732 (Remote via Zoom)

  • Meets: Monday, 2/26
  • Time: 6:00pm-6:50pm
  • Location: via Zoom
  • Fee: $29

Impaired Driving Education

This course is the perfect program to understand how substances impair driving by Clear Alliance. Geared for teens (ages 13+), driver education students & instructors, and public service professionals.

CRN 35733 (Remote via Zoom)

  • Meets: Monday, 3/11
  • Time: 6:00pm-7:50pm
  • Location: via Zoom
  • Fee: $39

Call  541-917-4856 to register or click here to register online.

DMV Drive - Test Waiver

Possible waiver of DMV Behind-the-Wheel drive test - Specific requirements must be met in order to qualify and will be presented during the parent/student orientation. Note: students over the age of 18 do not qualify.

The State of Oregon has the following mandatory requirements:

  • Both student and parent/guardian participate in a 3-hour orientation class.
  • Students are required to attend the first two class sessions, no exceptions.
  • 30 hours of classroom instruction.
  • 12 hours on the road with an instructor (6 hours behind-the-wheel and 6 hours of active observation).
  • 5 hours minimum of additional documented, supervised driving practice. Driving must be supervised by someone at least 21 years of age, with a valid driver license for at least three years.

IMPORTANT: You must read the Parent and Student Handbook before attending orientation.

 


Resources

Reminder: We must see the students permit in order to release the certificate.


Testimonies

"I wanted to thank you and the staff for doing an AWESOME job.... I was SO impressed with how much my son learned, confidence he gained and expertise of your staff. Kudos to all the Drivers Ed staff, they were wonderful and I can't recommend this program enough!
- Karen Withers, satisfied parent

"He has learned so much and his driving has improved by leaps and bounds since taking the class!"
-Chris Button, satisfied parent 

"I am very, very impressed with the level of skill and confidence that she gained throughout this course."  
-Shar Fagersten, satisfied parent

"She's a much more confident and attentive driver because of your great program."
-Suzy Greenwood, satisfied parent

"Wonderful! Thank you so much for this program, I've definitely learned a few things from our conversations about what he was learning as well! Thanks again!"
-Daina Schmid

"Thank you for so patiently helping our family through the drivers education course. We're delighted our two youngest children completed the course with instructors who seemed genuinely invested in both the program and our kids."  -Satisfied Parent


Become a Driver Education Instructor

Work up to 16 hours a week during the school year and up to 40 hours a week during Summer Term. Hours are flexible with competitive pay. Driving time is scheduled by the instructor, and 博天堂官方 will provide the instruction vehicle.

Requirements
Candidates must be 23 years of age with a minimum of three years driving experience. Must be computer literate and fluent with standard Google suite applications. Must be able to work with students of all ages. 

Preferences
Preference given to applicants who are bilingual, specifically in Spanish. Preference given to those with training as law enforcement, emergency personal, nurses, mail carriers, delivery drivers, public transit drivers, or K-12 teachers.

Special Instructions
Applicants are responsible for completing a 9-week certification to earn their ODOT Instructor Certification. Applicants are responsible for the cost of training, with potential partial reimbursement after two terms of service.


Questions?

Contact Melissa Richey or Kailyn McQuisten at driversed@waystructural.com or call 541-917-4856.