The Office of Traffic Safety Education (TSE) at OSPI oversees all traffic safety programs that are administered by public school districts in Washington state. The Washington state regulations that govern traffic safety education are RCW 28A-220 and WAC 392-153.
Our goal is to ensure that all public school traffic safety programs provide students with the skills and instruction necessary to build a lifetime of good driving habits. To accomplish this, the office provides an approval process to verify that the Traffic Safety Education program for each participating school district is in compliance with standards.
Traffic Safety Education Forms: •Program Approval Application Form SPI/TSE M-365 (Word) •Vehicle Inspection Form 1477 (PDF) •OSPI/DOL School District Registration (PDF) •OSPI/DOL Instructors and Staff Registration (PDF)
TSE certification and continuing education forms : •Conditional BTW Application Form 1598 (PDF) •Conditional Classroom Application Form 1597 (PDF) •Conditional Renewal Application Form 1547 (PDF) •Application to Teach Traffic Safety (Lifetime) Form F592 (PDF) •Certification of Clock Hours Form 1547 (PDF) •Request for an Additional Endorsement Form 1522A (PDF) •Request for Abstract of Driving Record DOL 51109 (PDF)
Guidance •2009 School Bus and Traffic Safety Education Vehicle Inspection Manual (PDF) •Driver Training (Washington Department of Licensing) •The Washington Parent Guide to Teen Driving (PDF) •Teen Driver Safety •Department of Licensing Driver's Guide (PDF) •Share the Road: Rules for Motorists (PDF) •Share the Road: Pedestrian Safety (PDF) •Share the Road Video: Same Road, Same Rules, Same Rights
Helpful Links •Washington Traffic Safety Education Association •American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association •Washington Traffic Safety Commission •Department of Licensing •Washington State Legislature •Federal Highway Administration •National Highway Traffic Safety Administration •Washington Operation Lifesaver •Insurance Institute for Highway Safety •AAA Foundation for Highway Safety •National Safety Council •Evergreen Safety Council