2013 ORS § 807.072¹
Waiver of certain examinations, tests and demonstrations
  • rules

(1) The Department of Transportation, by rule, may waive any examination, test or demonstration required under ORS 807.065 (Additional eligibility requirements for persons under 18 years of age) (1)(b) or 807.070 (Examinations) (2) or (3) if the department receives satisfactory proof that the person required to take the examination, test or demonstration has passed an examination, test or demonstration approved by the department that:

(a) Is given in conjunction with a traffic safety education course certified by the department under ORS 336.802 (Traffic safety education course);

(b) Is given in conjunction with a motorcycle rider education course established under ORS 802.320 (Motorcycle safety program);

(c) Is given in conjunction with a course conducted by a commercial driver training school certified by the department under ORS 822.515 (Certificates); or

(d) Is given in conjunction with an application for a special limited vision condition learners permit under ORS 807.359 (Special limited vision condition learners permit).

(2) The department, by rule, may waive the actual demonstration required under ORS 807.070 (Examinations) (3) for a person who is applying for a commercial driver license or a Class C license if the person holds a valid out-of-state license or applies for an Oregon license within one year of the expiration of a valid out-of-state license. A demonstration may be waived under this subsection only if the person has applied for the same driving privileges as those granted under the persons out-of-state license or for privileges granted by a lower class of license.

(3) The department may waive the actual demonstration required under ORS 807.070 (Examinations) for a person who is applying for a commercial driver license or for an endorsement related to a commercial driver license if the person submits to the department a certificate of competency issued under ORS 807.080 (Driver competency testing certificates) for the class of license or for the endorsement sought or under other circumstances, established by the department by rule, that establish the persons ability to drive without an actual demonstration.

(4) The department may issue a Class A farm endorsement without requiring additional tests to a person who has a Class C driver license if a farm employer or a self-employed farmer certifies to the department that the person is experienced in driving a vehicle that may be driven only by persons who have a Class A commercial driver license and the persons two-part driving record does not show either a traffic accident within two years of the date of application for the endorsement or a conviction for one of the following traffic crimes within five years of the date of application for the endorsement:

(a) Reckless driving, as defined in ORS 811.140 (Reckless driving).

(b) Driving while under the influence of intoxicants, as defined in ORS 813.010 (Driving under the influence of intoxicants).

(c) Failure to perform the duties of a driver involved in an accident or collision, as described in ORS 811.700 (Failure to perform duties of driver when property is damaged) or 811.705 (Failure to perform duties of driver to injured persons).

(d) Criminal driving while suspended or revoked, as defined in ORS 811.182 (Criminal driving while suspended or revoked).

(e) Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, as defined in ORS 811.540 (Fleeing or attempting to elude police officer).

(5) The department may issue a Class B farm endorsement without requiring additional tests to a person who has a Class C driver license if a farm employer or a self-employed farmer certifies to the department that the person is experienced in driving a vehicle that may be driven only by persons who have a Class B commercial driver license and the persons two-part driving record does not show either a conviction for a traffic crime specified in subsection (4) of this section within five years of the date of application for the endorsement or a traffic accident within two years of the date of application for the endorsement.

(6) The department by rule may establish other circumstances under which a farm endorsement may be issued without an actual demonstration. The authority granted by this subsection includes, but is not limited to, authority to adopt rules specifying circumstances under which the endorsement may be granted to a person despite the appearance of traffic accidents on the persons record. [2001 c.410 §3; 2003 c.14 §473; 2003 c.277 §§7,11; 2005 c.649 §§7,8; 2007 c.588 §4]