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Traffic Education Center







updated January 30th, 2023

Registration Update: 2022-23 School Year 

All sessions during the 2022-23 school year and summer are full.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to find information regarding adding your name to a class waitlist. 

Note:  The Student/Parent Meeting for the Glacier May Class has been changed to April 26th due to a scheduling conflict.

Note:  The Student/Parent Meeting for the Flathead June Classes have been changed to May 24th (upstairs library) due to a scheduling conflict.

Click here for 2022-23 Class listings!

Registration for the 2023-24 School Year opens June 9th @ 2pm



  • Students must be at least 14 1/2 years old by the class start date and under the age of 19 to enroll.  Please check the above link for the 2022-23 class listing for exact dates.  
    • Note:  Please refer to the class listing pdf above for exact birthday cutoff dates.  Dates may vary for those taking the 10 week classes.

2022-23 Class Information
Classes consist of at least 60 hours of structured in person learning experiences scheduled over no less than 25 student contact days for each student including no fewer than six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.  Students need to complete all assignments and finish the classroom portion with an 80 percent average to meet state standards.  Classroom location will be announced at the Mandatory Student/Parent Meeting.  The end date of each class listed is only an approximation.

  • 5 Week Classes:  The five week classes meets Monday - Friday from 3:30-5:30. Students drive one day during the week from 5:30-7:30.  They also drive 2-4 Saturdays during this session. Note: Classes on the following Wednesday's will meet from 1:30-3:30 due to early releases with drives following - Nov. 16, Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, and May 17.

    •      May Classes - Student Birthday must be no later than , November 1, 2008
    •       April Classes - Student Birthday must be no later than October 3, 2008
  • 10 Week Classes:  During the ten week sessions all classes and drives occur from 3:30-5:30, Monday - Friday.  During week one, classes meet daily.  Starting the second week, classes are 2 days a week and meet every other Friday. Students drive the other days (depending upon which drive group they are in) or have the day off.  Students attend class or drive 30 of the 50 school days during these sessions. Note: Classes/Drives on the following Wednesday's will be from 1:30-3:30 due to early releases - Nov. 16, Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, and May 17.

    •      January Classes - Student Birthday must be no later than August 6, 2008

  • Summer Classes (2023):  Summer classes meet 5 days a week (Monday-Friday).  Students drive 1-2 days per week (Monday-Friday) for 2 hours. Class times are either 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. or 10:00 - Noon.

    •      June Classes - Student Birthday must be no later than November 30, 2008

    •      July Classes - Student Birthday must be no later than January 6, 2009


Note If your student participates in school or club activities choose a session that does not conflict.

Student/Parent Meeting - REQUIRED
Students and parents are required to attend a meeting before their class begins. Meetings are typically held on a Tuesday (Glacier) or Thursday (Flathead) prior to class starting. Parent/student Meetings for Flathead sessions will be held in Room 163 (Flex) and Glacier meetings in the Performance Hall. Student/Parent meetings start at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted when registering.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting for check in. 

The following original documentation must be brought to the Parent-Student Meeting

  • Student Live Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Student Social Security Card
  • Parent or Guardian's Valid Drivers License or State Issued ID

Registration and Payment Information

Class cost is $310 and payment is required at the time of registration.  Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  You must use the online portal to register. 

  • Online:  Register online by selecting the link/icon below.  Online registration accepts credit and debit cards only.

Tips for Online Registration

  • NOTE:  For best results use a laptop or desktop computer to complete your transactions.  If you have trouble completing a transaction on your phone or tablet use a laptop or desktop computer.
  • School District #5 students/parents (current):  Using the link below, sign in using your Parent Powerschool ID and click on the Smartschools link on the left side of the screen to register.
  • Non-School District #5 students/parents (not enrolled):  Use the link below to create a Login / Password, and Profile for the online portal to register.  Note:  You do not need an Access ID/Student ID to complete this process when prompted, please click on "skip".



 Click on Image for Current SD#5 Student Registration


Click on Image for Non-SD#5 Student Registration


Class Waitlists

  • If a class is full, the registration system will create a waitlist.  Add your name to the list by clicking on "add to waitlist" and choosing the participant you want on the list.   You will receive an email once you are placed on a class waitlist.
  • You are allowed to add your name to 3 class waitlists.  Anyone adding the same student to more than three waitlists will be deleted from all waitlists.
  • No payment is necessary to be placed on a waitlist.
  • Waitlists are purged once a class has started.

Cancellation, Class Change and Refund Policy (Effective July 1, 2022)

  • Cancellations and Class Changes must be made by emailing or calling the Traffic Education Center. 
    • Refunds will be credited back to the card used when ordering or by check.
      • A $50.00 fee will be assessed for processing refunds.
      • There is no refund available after the class has started or for failure to attend the Student/Parent meeting with the required documentation.
    • A $20.00 fee will be assessed for processing class changes (moving from one class to another).  This included signing up for a class and moving to another class due to being waitlisted.

Need More Information:

Office Hours:  By Appointment Only

Location:  514 E. Washington St. Kalispell, MT 59901


Phone:  406-751-3400 Ext 3983