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.

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

  • Verify your contact information
  • Provide verification for your required 15 hours of continuing education (if not already received by Western Oregon University)
  • Request that your driver education employer submit 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. 
  • 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 note that there is a $35.00 re-certification processing fee.

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