Continuing Education


Continuing Education

Approved Instructors are required to earn 15 hours of continuing education every two years in order to maintain certification. Continuing education hours may be earned by:

Professional Development

Attend education courses or classes in-person or online. Participating in educational training courses is a traditional and effective way to learn. There are many outlets for these activities offered.

  • Conferences:
    • PacNW Driver and Traffic Safety Conference, each Spring
    • Oregon Driver Training and Safety Education Association (ODTSEA), each fall
    • American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA), national conference held
  • Chemeketa Community College - online opportunities
  • ODOT Transportation Safety Conference (ODOT-TSD), each fall
  • Other training that meets criteria

Giving Back

  • Share your knowledge and apply your skills alongside a current Trainer of Trainers by participating in WOU Traffic Safety Education Program classes.

Provider In-Service Training

Participating in approved in-service training conducted by approved providers. Provider meetings that include an educational component provide an opportunity to learn among your peers in your own work environment. Providers should report your hours to trafficsafety@wou.edu

  • Direct Driver Education training related to behind the wheel or classroom

Additional acceptable educational components include, but are not limited to: (Limited to 5 CE’s per certification cycle)

  • Automation / Technology
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Harassment
  • Other topics relevant to teen well being

Other – do you have a topic or training opportunity that doesn’t fit into the categories above?  If so, please contact us at trafficsafety@wou.edu to discuss and review whether it meets the objectives of continuing education.

Note:  If training is provided outside of the traditional outlets (WOU, Chemeketa CC, and the two major conferences) the number of CEs earned will be determined by WOU.