Montana DRIVE Teen Week - July 18, 19, 20, and 21, 2022

Help us spread the word about the Teen Workshops.
Download a Montana DRIVE Teen Week poster to post at your school or youth program.


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 June 1 to register, so first-time applicants have a chance to attend the teen workshop.


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 below 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 below 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, we will email an invoice to you for $150, due within 30 days. Upon full payment, a workshop confirmation will be emailed to you.

If you prefer to download the application form and mail or scan/email to us, here is the pdf version of the application form.


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 10 days 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.


  • Teen drivers benefit from Montana DRIVE advanced driver education because they can learn how to respond safely to typical driving risks.
  • They can gain valuable driving experience and learn how to avoid a crash, for instance, how to stay in their lane when a wheel drops off the edge of the road.
  • They will learn how vision and targeting can prevent or quickly manage a skid.
  • Professional traffic education instructors with years of experience working with teens provide hours of behind-the-wheel, one-on-one instruction, confidence-building exercises, and positive encouragement.


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:

  • We expect COVID numbers to be low this summer, but due to the uncertainty about new variants and fluctuating cases, please be prepared to wear a mask when physically distancing is not possible, especially during the in-vehicle exercises.  If you forget to bring a face mask with you, we will provide you with one.
  • Regular breaks will be offered, for hand washing and sanitizing.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the classroom and in all vehicles.
  • If you feel sick or have a fever, we ask that you please stay home and get well. We will be glad to reschedule your workshop for a later time, substitute another driver, or refund the paid fee.
  • Full refunds will be offered for workshops that are cancelled at least 10 days prior to your workshop date.  We appreciate being notified as far in advance of the cancelled workshop date as possible so we can refill the spot.
  • We will NOT refund no-shows.  You must contact us if you are not able to attend the workshop.

Please call the OPI’s Traffic Education Office at (406) 444-4432 or email with any notifications, questions, or requests for assistance.

Please read the IMPORTANT information provided above by opening each tab.  

Teen Workshop Calendar and Openings - Updated 6/16/2022


  • TUESDAY, JULY 19 - 4 openings


  • THURSDAY, JULY 21 - 4 openings

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We thank State Farm Insurance
for their continued support
of teen drivers through the
Good Neighbor Citizenship
grant program.

  • Montana DRIVE TEEN Workshop Online Registration Form

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  • STATE FARM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - To be considered for a $150 scholarship, the teen driver must answer the questions below. Please write a paragraph answering the first two questions. One-sentence responses will disqualify the applicant. There is no word limit.

  • Workshop registrations are NOT confirmed until your invoice is paid in full. Invoices are due within 30 days from invoice date. Click the SUBMIT button to complete this registration. THANK YOU!