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Driver Education Provider Resource Page

Becoming a New ODOT-Approved Provider

Application to Become a New Approved Driver Education Program

Provider Requirements

If you are interested in starting a new driver education school, the Western Oregon University - Division of Extended Program website has some information to get you started.​
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Certificate Requests & Other Processes

I.  Provider Process Cheat Sheet
II. Certificate’s for Teens that complete

When you ask for certificates, there is a format that we need from now on. Remember, we are delegating to administrative staff that is not dedicated so we can’t expect anything but short term assistance each time. When you ask for certificates after you enter the new batch of students in SDES…

  1. Send an e-mail to ODOTDEMail@odot.state.or.us.
    (If you send it to Mary or I and we’re not in, the other doesn’t know there is a request.) We can both see this e-mail account and you’re more likely to get a timely response.
  2. In the e-mail, in the subject line say “Certificate Request”
  3. In the body of the e-mail, keep it simple. We really only want two or so items in the request…
         a. Name of the course (see photo), and
         b. How many students you expect us to find when we look in that course.
  4. If you expect us to find 39 teens and we only find 37, there could be qualification issues with 2 of your teens and don’t you want to know sooner rather than later?

III. Re‐prints or Re‐Issues of Certificate’s

When you ask for re‐prints or re‐issues, you can follow the same format for the e-mail as for the original orders. The only difference is we may no longer be able to see your courses if you have already been reimbursed (The system moves the course into archives). So, we need at least two of the following (in order of importance) for each student you are requesting. . .

  1. Actual “IDCenter” certificate number (our favorite) which is the red control number on the certificate.
  2. The student's permit number
  3. Course completion date
  4. The student’s full name

*As of this print, we are completely out of the paper certificate business, so if you get a request for a replacement, you can issue a letter or certificate from your school instead. DMV won’t accept any completion certificates (paper or plastic) after 2 years.

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Test Waiver Information for Providers

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SDES Login

Note to users regarding SDES:
The first time you access the SSL VPN (SDES Database) from a computer, your computer will automatically download the Endpoint Component Manager. The installation window for the Endpoint Component will be displayed in your browser, which contains instructions on how to proceed and a Security Warning popup message may appear. If the popup message appears:
1. Click to Install Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway
2. Select Student Data Entry System when prompted

The program runs best when used with Internet Explorer.
You must enable Java Script on your machine for SDES to run correctly.

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Provider Assurance Form  updated 12/15

Reimbursement Request Form  updated 10/15

Serious Crash Form

Playbook Order Form  updated 04/17
(For Out-of-State, Age 18 and over students, and Non-Approved Providers)

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Final Drive Route Forms and Information

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Driver Education Program Newsletter

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Check out the Impact Teen Driving website for teen-approved activities, fact sheets and downloadable Impact Teen Drivers
Oregon DMV has a nice teen driving page with information about getting a permit/license, driver education, Oregon driving laws, forms and more. Oregon DMV Teen Licensing
ODTSEA (The Oregon Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association) is an organization that supports the driver education objectives and strategies as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rule. ODTSEA
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