We do NOT have access to DMV records and cannot confirm your eligibility to test with us. You are responsible for confirming this with DMV prior to your test. Pacific Driver Education can provide DMV road tests, often earlier than other Gresham or Portland-area locations.

Pacific Driver Education wants to help you get around easier! Getting an Oregon state driver’s license is the first step in having greater independence. Our certified driving instructors will teach you the basics of driving, the rules of the road, and will help you become a confident driver on highways, cities, and country roads.

But before this, you must pass the DMV drive test. Learn more about the process and get in touch with our team today to learn more.

ALL DRIVE TESTS will be done using a Pacific Driver Education car. Additionally, the test will be recorded for training purposes.

Convenient Online Scheduling – All drive tests done in a PDE car $55
  • Reschedules & cancellations must be made with a 36-hour notice
  • Payment is required to hold your appointment
Vehicle requirements
  • All tests are done in a vehicle owned by PDE.
  • All vehicles are equipped with an in-car camera for training purposes.
What to expect on the day of the test
  • Arrive 15 minutes early
  • Bring a current photo ID
Eligibility OVER 18 
  • Completed knowledge test & vision screening at DMV
  • No suspended or revoked driving privileges
  • No one in the at-risk driver program will be tested
Eligibility UNDER 18
  • Must have parent/guardian at our office for duration of test
  • Must have valid permit at time of test
  • Minors must also complete Safe Practices test at DMV
After the test
  • If you passed, you will receive a sealed envelope with your test results inside
  • These results are only valid for 30 days
  • DMV will take your photo & charge an additional license fee
  • If you fail, you will receive instruction on what to fix for the next test
  • DMV sets wait times after failures, check with them before taking another test
  • You do not have to retest with us

Terms and Conditions for DMV Drive Test

YOU MUST show up 15 minutes prior to your test. If you are more than 10 minutes late you must reschedule your test.

To be eligible to take a driving test:
  • If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have held an instruction permit from Oregon or another state for a minimum of six months.
  • If your permit is from a state other than Oregon, you must take the Oregon knowledge test at a DMV office before you can take a driving test.
  • If you are 18 or older, you must have passed the knowledge test and vision screening at a DMV prior to taking your drive test.
  • You must not have suspended or revoked driving privileges in Oregon or any other state.
  • You must observe the proper wait time between tests if you have previously failed an exam at any testing location (see wait times below).
Pacific Driver Education does not provide testing for
  • Individuals in the At-Risk Driver Program or
  • Individuals who require the addition or removal of adaptive equipment.
  • You must bring a photo ID to the test.

Cancellations, Rescheduling and Refunds

Pacific Driver Education does not issue refunds for any reason. If you book more than one test a refund will not be issued for the second test. If you schedule an appointment and you are not eligible to take the test, you will forfeit your exam fees. If you are ill or fail to bring your photo ID, you will be allowed one opportunity to reschedule your appointment. A second failure to appear will result in forfeiture of all exam fees. Registration cancellations with at least 36 hours notice will be refunded the full amount minus a $5 merchant transaction fee.


  • The certificate of test completion expires 30 days from your test date.
  • If you take private lessons with us it is not a guarantee that you will pass your drive test.  Also, please note that your drive instructor can not administer your drive test.
  • The DMV is not involved in scheduling, canceling or rescheduling your drive test with us.
  • If you have any questions, please call us (503) 766-3567.

PLEASE READ - Terms & Conditions