Traffic Safety Education


Driver Education Instructor Re-Certification

Re-Certification Process

  1. Earn 15 hours of continuing education in the previous two years since initial certification or recertification.
  2. Prior to applying for recertification, remind your employer(s) to verify that you have taught a minimum of 30 hours of driver education classes in the previous 2 years. Verification can be done here .
  3. Submit a current First Aid/CPR certification to trafficsafety@wou.edu.
  4. Submit a Recertification Application 1-2 months prior to expiration (every two years). Beginning July 1, 2018, a fee of $10 will be assessed during the recertification process to order a criminal history check through the Oregon State Police as required by OAR 737-015-0070(3)(g).
  5. Update Western Oregon University (WOU) when any of these changes occur:
    • Contact Information (address, phone, email)
    • Employer
    • Resignation/retirement from active teaching
    • Ineligibility due to traffic or criminal conviction. If an instructor becomes ineligible to teach at any time, he/she is required to immediately return the instructor certificate card to WOU.
  6. Keep track of your qualifications by looking up your record here. Please see our Re-Certification FAQ’s if you have additional questions.

Please see our Re-Certification FAQ’s if you have additional questions.