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Become a Driver Training Instructor (Class C Non-Commercial Only)

To teach people how to drive a passenger vehicle (Class C non-commercial) in Oregon, you must:

  • Be at least 19 years old to teach in a classroom;
  • Be at least 21 to teach behind-the-wheel;
  • Be an employee of a school with a valid Driver Training School Certificate;
  • Have had valid driving privileges for at least three of the last five years immediately preceding the date an application is submitted to DMV for conducting classroom or behind-the-wheel training and instruction; and
  • Get a Commercial Driver Training Instructor Certificate from DMV.
To learn how to become a certified driver training school, visit our Driver Training School page.

Get Your Instructor Certificate

To get your Commercial Driver Training School Instructor Certificate, do the following:

  • Submit a completed application;
  • Provide DMV with a copy of the applicant’s criminal background information;
  • Pass a criminal background check; and
  • Pay the $200 application fee.
Submit the application, supporting materials, and payment by mail to DMV Third Party Programs.

Renew Your Instructor Certificate

Commercial Driver Training Instructor Certificates are good for up to two years, but will automatically expire with the school you are employed by.  DMV Third Party Programs/CDTS will email a renewal notice to the school.

To renew your certificate, you must:

  • Submit a new application before the current certificate expires; and
  • Pay the $200 application/renewal fee.
Grace Period: If the application is received (postmarked) the day before your certificate expiration date, there will be a grace period in which you will remain valid, as long as the certificate of the school you are employed by is valid.

Contact Us 

Mailing Address
DMV HQ, Attn: Third Party Programs 
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
Third Party Programs - 503-947-4019