Traffic Safety Education

Driver Education Instructor Re-Certification

Re-Certification Process

Per OAR 737-015-0070(4), an instructor must be re-certified every two years.  To help you stay current on your certification, we will send a computer generated email to you 60 days prior to your certification expiration date.  If you take no action, we will send you a subsequent reminder at 30 days prior to expiration.  The email will contain a secure link to apply for re-certification.

If you would like to check your current certification status, please click this link.

During the re-certification process, instructors will be asked to:

  1. Verify their contact information
  2. Verify their required 15 hours of continuing education
  3. Verify that their employer has submitted 30 hours of classroom and/or behind the wheel instruction from an ODOT approved program. Your employer will provide this verification through their provider portal in the RAPID automation system. 
  4. Verify or upload their current first aid and CPR certification
    In addition to your renewal application and providing the above documentation, WOU will run a criminal history check through the Oregon State Police as required by OAR 737-015-0070(3)(g).
    Please see our Re-Certification FAQ’s if you have additional questions. 
    As always, please notify us at if you have any questions that aren’t answered by the information on this page.  Additionally, please notify us if any changes occur to your:
    •  Contact Information (address, phone, email)
    •  Driver Education Employer (switch employers, add an employer)
    •  Resignation / retirement from active teaching
    •  Ineligibility due to traffic or criminal conviction
    Please note that there is a $35.00 re-certification processing fee.