Traffic Safety Education


Schedule of Courses

Courses meet on all dates listed. Please do not sign up for a course if you know you cannot attend all sessions.

If you require an accommodation to participate in this WOU activity, please contact us at trafficsafety@wou.edu prior to registering for the course. 

How to Register

Register online by clicking the "Register Here" link next to the class you want to take. If you need to register by phone, call our office at (503) 838-9237. We encourage participants to register as far ahead of time as possible; preferably at least one week before the course start date.

Tuition is funded by a grant from ODOT Transportation Safety Division for Oregon residents and out of state residents with verified employment by an approved Oregon Driver Education Provider. Participants are responsible for paying their own materials and criminal history check fee for a total cost of $115. Those who are not residents of Oregon may still take the training, but must pay the full tuition of $1,650.

Please see additional information at the bottom of this page regarding successful course completion, deadlines and re-take policy, incompletes, refund policy, and student records policy.


Upcoming Courses

Current Courses

Successful Course Completion

  1. You must meet all the criteria listed on the Becoming a Driver Ed Instructor webpage.
  2. Have registered and paid for one of the courses on this page.
  3. Attend all sessions, participate fully in, and effectively complete all course activities and assignments on time.
  4. Pass all phase exams with a minimum score of 80%
  5. Pass two in-car drive assessments with a minimum score of 80%
  6. Upon successful course completion you may submit an application for your Instructor Certification Card
  7. If you require an accommodation to participate in this WOU activity, please notify us via email at trafficsafety@wou.edu prior to registering for the course.

Deadlines and Re-take Policy

Students will have a single opportunity to re-take a phase exam, given the following restrictions.

  • She/he must have scored 70% or above on their first attempt.
  • The cumulative point total on the other assignments, excluding exam(s), must be 80% or above.
  • She/he must achieve a passing grade on the re-take exam before being allowed to continue.

Through a grant from ODOT, non-credit course tuition is provided for an individual to take the training one time.  If an individual fails the training series and wishes to retake it, she/he will be required to pay the full registration fee ($1,650) minus the materials fee ($115) for a total of $1,535.

Incompletes

Students who are unable to submit their assignments or complete course work as scheduled may request an Incomplete in the course.  If an individual fails to complete she/he may formally request an "Instruction Series Extension" from WOU.  If approved, the student may pick up their studies at a later course (within one year from original course) without re-taking the entire course.

Refund Policy

To cancel a registration and receive a refund of material fees paid, a cancellation notice must be faxed to 503-838-8150, attn. Traffic Safety Education or e-mailed to trafficsafety@wou.edu prior to the first class meeting.

Release of Education Records

Except as provided in FERPA or other applicable law, the University will not disclose personally identifiable information from a student’s education records unless the student provides a written release containing:

1.  What information is to be released
2.  To whom the information is to be released
3.  The purpose for which it is to be released
4.  The student’s signature and the date signed

The University discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel, persons serving on the Critical Incident Response team, and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using University employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Education; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the University.

Some records created and maintained by the University, although not covered by FERPA, may be subject to other federal and state statutory disclosure requirements.