Traffic Safety Education

Welcome to Traffic Safety Education

The Traffic Safety Education program 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, Transportation Safety Division.

Oregon hosts the national ADTSEA Conference in Portland in July

Driver Education Instructors and Providers:
Plan on attending the 2016 national conference of the American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association in Portland, July 17-20. Earn continuing education hours while you interact with driver education folks from all over the U.S. As the host state, and through the generosity of the Transportation Safety Division of Oregon Department of Transportation, we are able to offer a reduced rate to OREGON driver education instructors and providers, and also provide some lodging assistance for those who qualify. To receive these benefits you must register on OUR website by May 31.

Lodging Assistance
ODOT Transportation Safety Division is funding lodging assistance on a first-come, first-served basis for driver education providers and instructors who reside 65 miles or more from the conference site. Download the form that applies to you and submit it to the WOU Traffic Safety Education program before 5:00 p.m., May 31. Since lodging assistance funds are limited, you are encouraged to register for the conference and submit the Lodging Assistance form as soon as possible.

  1. OREGON instructors and providers of ODOT-approved driver education programs
  2. OREGON instructors and providers of non-ODOT-approved driver education programs
    • Oregonians should register for the conference on our website.
  3. Other non-ODOT individuals (includes state DE administrators, state DE association officers, ADTSEA 2016 speakers, ADTSEA members from outside Oregon)
    • These individuals should register for the conference on the ADTSEA website

Navigating our Website

Click on "EDUCATION" in the dark gray navigation bar above and you will find links to pages about instructor certification, becoming a driver ed instructor, continuing education, a schedule of upcoming courses, traffic safety resources, and more. In the navigation bar you will also find information about various traffic safety conferences.

Contact Us

Ph: (503) 838-9237

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