Traffic Education Center

Last Updated: 9/21/2020 10:37 PM


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Most recent update 9/21/2020

All classes for the 2020-21 School year are full.  This includes the June/July summer sessions.

Please return to the Traffic Ed. website beginning September 28th to be placed on a WAIT LIST if you wish to be considered.


Sept. 28th Office Hours: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Office Location: 514 East Washington Street Kalispell 

Google Map Link:  514 E. Washington St. Kalispell, MT 59901.


Registration must be in person.

Your son/daughter does not have to be present to register. 

We register only students that live within SD#5 boundaries.


To register you will need the following:
1. Birth certificate or passport
2. Social security card
3. $270.00 (Check or cash)


Students must be at least 14 1/2 years old when their class starts.

Suggestions when choosing a session for your student:
1. If your student participates in school activities choose a session that does not conflict with the activity and sign up early.
2. All parents should register their student well in advance of the session choice. Classes fill up early!
3. You may sign up your student even though they may not be 14 1/2. As long as the student is 14 1/2 when the class starts.

NOTE:  Contact the Traffic Education Center If for some reason your student must cancel.

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Parent Meetings
Students and parents are required to attend a meeting before their class begins. The parent/student meeting counts as a contact day (25 needed). We normally hold the meetings the Wednesday before their class begins. You will receive the date, time and location when you register.  Parent/student Meetings for Flathead sessions will be at FHS - Room 163. Glacier meetings will be held in the office conference room or Performance Hall at GHS. 

Class Information
Classes consist of at least 60 hours of structured of learning experiences over no less than 25 student contact days for each student including no fewer than six hours of behind the wheel driving instruction. Of the 60 hours student will experience 42 hours of class instruction, up to 12 hours of in-car observation, and 6 hours of driving. Students need to complete all assignments and finish the classroom portion with a 80 percent average to meet state standards.

Classroom location
Flathead/Glacier TBA at Parent Meeting

Driver License Services Office Information (DMV)
1325 Hwy 2 West Suite E
Open: Monday: 9:00 AM -5:00 PM
Tuesday through Friday: 8:00 AM -5:00 PM
*Online Appointment Scheduling required for most services. Schedule appointment early when you are ready to get your Restricted driving license. Check the link under helpful links. (DRIVER SERVICES ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING)

Your First License
After six months from the beginning of your class you may go to the local DMV testing service at Ashley Square. You will need to bring the following to the driver licensing office:
1. Original birth certificate
2. Logbook (50 hours of supervised driving)
3. Learner license
4. Social Security Card
5. Money to pay for license
6. Proof or residence
7. Corrective lenses
In case you are asked to take the DOJ driving test make sure you have a vehicle in good working order, current registration and proof of insurance.


Traffic Ed Phone Number:  406-751-3983