Driver's Education

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ATTENTION:  Effective January 1, 2014,

 High Desert Driver Education,  an approved ODOT provider, will  issue a course completion card to waive the Class C license drive test at the DMV. Students must successfully complete the driver education program with a completion date after January 1st, 2014. Cards issued prior to the 1st  will not qualify for the waiver.

Fall Registration is CLOSED IN ALL AREAS 

Winter Registration will open in November     

The High Desert Education Service District is home of the High Desert Drivers Education Program, which provides classroom and hands-on driving instruction to students in Central Oregon. The program is approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation and includes:

  • 30 hours of classroom instruction
  • 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction
  • 6 hours of in-car observation

High Desert Driver Education Program serves students in our local school districts: Bend La Pine, Crook County, Madras, Redmond, and Sisters, as well as private schools and home school students. Read more...

New program choices for 18 year old or licensed drivers:
If you are under the age of 20 with an Oregon permit or driver's license, you are eligible to take advantage of our new driver education programs. For more information, click here...

Redmond Education Center
145 SE Salmon Drive
Redmond 97756
Phone: 541-693-5699
Fax: 541-693-5601


Cathy Richards
Driver Education Manager
Rick Nickell
Driver Education Manager