Become a Better and Safer Driver!

Learn how to operate your vehicle, follow traffic laws and regulations, and drive safely and confidently with help from Cowlitz Driving School. We are the first driver education school in Cowlitz County to offer DOL testing.

Our driving instructors use simplified guidelines to properly train and assist you so you'll understand the basics of driving. We are not just teaching you the skill just to pass the exam, we teach you safe driving. Contact our office today or fill out the form provided to register now!

A Family Tradition

Jim Kaber started teaching Traffic Safety Education in 1959. Jim led the Drivers Education Program at Mark Morris High School for 28 years. In 1985, Jim started Cowlitz Driving School and it has been growing ever since.

In Jim Kaber's 48 years of instruction, he taught more than 18,000 students how to drive and also trained many driving instructors in his proven defensive driving techniques. Cowlitz Driving School is proud to have to the most experienced driving instructors teaching our students.

Shawn Kaber joined Cowlitz Driving School in 2001 after 10 years of his father encouraging him to take over the driving school so Jim could retire. Shawn officially took over in 2002.

Our goal at Cowlitz Driving School is to provide a quality driver's education school teaching legal and safe defensive driving techniques. During Shawn's tenure as owner, Cowlitz Driving School has expanded student training, adding classes in Woodland and Toutle, Washington.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to protect the most important part of driving, the people! Cowlitz Driving School values our students; we want them to know not only the legal guidelines but how to apply them when driving on the road.

Our experienced skilled teachers take an interactive approach instructing students both in the classroom and behind the wheel which will have major long-term benefits. Quality experienced individual instruction is given in every class and during each driving lesson.

We impress upon our students "defensive driving" and provide them with the skills necessary to avoid potential dangers and remain injury-free. Cowlitz Driving School employs the areas most experienced driving instructors and we exceed state guidelines for traffic safety schools. The driving instruction your child receives at Cowlitz Driving School will be of value to them throughout their life.

At Cowlitz Driving School, we are committed to teaching driving skills that will last a lifetime.