Kalispell Public Schools
Kalispell, Montana

Traffic Safety Education


drivers license

Most recent update 5/3/2020


COVID19 VIRUS UPDATE:  At this time registration is on hold until we see what happens with school closures..

The April and May classes have been cancelled. We are in the process of calling students in those two classes and attempting to place them in future classes.  Some have chosen to take the refund.

The office will be closed until further notice, however we may be in and out of the office at different times during the week. Give us a call and if we don't answer leave a message and we will get back to you. 

We are not sure when we will begin registering all students for the next school year. We could start registering again after we have placed the students in the April and May classes.  Check back to this website often for posting of more recent information.  

Registration must be in person. Currently to register you must come into our office in the old Edgerton school.  Student does not have to be present to register. We register only students that live within school district 5 boundaries or students that attend any of the district 5 schools.  To register you must come into our office in the old Edgerton school located at the corner of E. Washington Street and 5th Ave. EN.  Access building off 5th Ave. and enter on the south end of building.  Student does not have to be present to register. 


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

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.
4. Students are required to have 25 contact days. We only have 2 extra days built into the schedule. Parent meeting counts as a contact day.
5. If a student can't meet the 25 day requirement choose another class.

If for some reason your student must cancel a session we need to know several days in advance so we can fill the open spot.

Current Information  Office Phone Number 406-751-3983

Important Notice! We have moved our office to the old Edgerton School on the corner of E Washington St. and 5th Ave. EN. Enter the building on the south side. We are right next to the Pro Clean car wash.

Parent Meetings
Students and parents are required to attend a meeting before their class begins. The parent/student meeting counts as a contact day. We normally hold the meetings the Wednesday before their class begins. You will receive the date, time and location when you register. We call and remind you of the meeting several days in advance. Parent/student Meetings for Flathead sessions will be held in the auditorium at FHS. Glacier meetings will be held in the office conference room at GHS. Check this website frequently in case we have to move the location and day of the meeting. This would be rare but conflicts do occur. Under Current Information we will list the upcoming parent meeting information as a reminder. 

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, 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.

Classroom location
Flathead will hold their classes in the autoshop.
Glacier will hold their classes in the instructors room that is teaching the class

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.