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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Apply for or Renew Driver Permit Take Driver Training

NEW AND RENEWING DRIVERS must first apply with the company you wish to work for.

 **Effective September 1, 2019, driver background checks completed by the City will be $50**

Driver Certification/Recertification Form

Driver Certification/Recertification TO BE FILLED OUT AND SIGNED BY AUTHORIZED COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE ONLY. Requirements for companies wishing to conduct their own background checks can be found HERE. Completed form can be dropped off, mailed, emailed to or faxed to 503-865-3022. Certifying company will be invoiced and is responsible for payment of any background checks completed by the City. 

 Driver Background Check Authorization & Process

Background Check Authorization Form (to be filled out by DRIVER after Company Representative provides Certification/Recertification form. Includes "Disqualifying Factors" and “What to Expect”. Completed forms can be dropped off, mailed, emailed to or faxed to 503-865-3022.

 Driver Training Study Guide

New drivers or drivers changing company types only. Training must be passed before new permit is issued. Training can be taken at the relevant link below. If you do not have access to a computer, training can be taken in  our office Monday-Friday 10am-3pm.

NEMT Driver Training: 

Pedicab Driver Training:

(PLEASE NOTE: Pedicab Drivers that do not possess a valid driver’s license meeting all the requirements of Section 16.40.550 must successfully complete a Director-approved City bicycle safety course . SEE BELOW.)

Bicycle Safety Training:  

Quadricycle Driver Training:

LPT Executive Sedan, Limo, Tour Driver Training:

Taxi Driver Training:

Shuttle Driver Training: