P.O. Box 202501 • Helena, MT 59620-2501
Putting Montana Students First
Teen drivers with at least one year of driving experience (including the six months of required GDL practice driving) will get the most out of this workshop. Teens must be at least 15 years old with a valid driver license to attend the Teen Workshop. This advanced driver education workshop is not a replacement for novice driver education, but gives the young driver the opportunity to safely practice risky driving conditions on a closed, specially designed track. Young adults up to age 21 are welcome to attend and apply for the scholarship.
SECOND-TIMERS? Young drivers who have already taken a Montana DRIVE Teen Workshop and wish to take it again are asked to wait until May 1 to register, so first-time applicants have a chance to attend the teen workshop.
As of 4/28/2021, all 36 State Farm scholarships were awarded. Check back in case of cancellations.
TO REGISTER FOR A ONE-DAY TEEN WORKSHOP WITHOUT APPLYING FOR A $150 SCHOLARSHIP: Choose one of the first three dates for the Teen Workshop (see dates at right for availability). Complete the online form below and submit to the OPI. You will receive an an email with your registration details. If there is a problem with the registration, we will email you. If there are no issues, you will receive an invoice for $300, due within 30 days. Upon full payment, a workshop confirmation will be emailed to you.
TO APPLY FOR A STATE FARM $150 SCHOLARSHIP AND REGISTER: Choose one of the first three days for the Teen Workshop (see dates at right for availability). The parent/guardian should complete the billing part of the form, but the teen driver is required to answer the scholarship questions. After submitting the form, you will receive an email with your registration details. If there is a problem with the registration, we will email you. If there are no issues, you will receive an invoice for $150, due within 30 days. Upon full payment, a workshop confirmation will be emailed to you.
Teen Workshops cost $300 but are reduced to $150 when a State Farm scholarship application is submitted by the teen driver. Payment is due within 30 days from the invoice date. Invoices dated after June 1 are due upon receipt. Checks should be made out to OPI-Montana DRIVE. If you wish to pay by credit card, please check that box on the application form. A link to the credit card transaction site will be emailed to you and a $1.00 fee will be charged.
Only fully paid workshops are confirmed. We reserve the right to release the workshop to another applicant if the invoice is overdue.
Please help us eliminate “no shows.” We train only 12 drivers per workshop day and want to keep them filled. Notify our office as soon as possible if you need to reschedule the workshop date or cancel a workshop. With advance notice of a cancellation, we will give full refunds. NO-SHOWS will NOT be refunded. If you pay by check and request a refund, we will need a W9 form so the OPI can create a vendor account for you. If you pay by credit card, we will issue a credit card refund.
To all drivers attending a Montana DRIVE Workshop this summer:
Last summer, we were able to offer our Montana DRIVE Workshops because the protocols we followed created a safe and healthy environment for our drivers and instructors. Your safety is of utmost importance to us and we will continue the practices we began in 2020. Classroom and vehicle surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day and instructors will arrange the workshop schedule to enable social distancing.
To safeguard the health of our instructors and drivers, we ask that you acknowledge and follow these safety protocols:
WORKSHOP SPACE IS VERY LIMITED AND PROMPT NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES IS APPRECIATED.
For more information or to register by phone, call (406) 444-4432. You may also email us at MontanaDRIVE@mt.gov.
We thank State Farm Insurance
for their continued support
of teen drivers through the
Good Neighbor Citizenship
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