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Educating Teens
since 1952 in Driver Education


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The IHSCDEA has partnered with 
University of St. Francis to provide Driver Education
courses for educators interested in pursuing a Driver
Education endorsement.
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State Conference

State Conference

The 68th Annual IHSCDEA State Conference has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis.

Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

We recognize individual instructors every year who are outstanding educators.  The purpose of these award is to give recognition to driver and traffic safety education teachers who exemplify the highest standards of their profession

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Since our inception in the early Fifties, the IHSCDEA has a group of distinguished individuals recognized for their commitment and dedication to Illinois driver education and traffic safety.

IDEA Journal

IDEA Journal

We produce and electronic journal every season.  We call it the IDEA Journal and it is sent directly to members.


The Illinois High School & College Driver Education Association is a professional teaching organization that was established in 1952. We are composed primarily of high school and college driver education instructors, supervisors, coordinators and safety enthusiasts throughout Illinois. We have over 700 members & represent over 600 public high schools in Illinois.

Membership that matters

Our members receive many benefits that are crucial to the profession.  There is regular communication on important news asa well as information for better teaching.

Member Benefits

  • Member Portal
  • Idea Journals
  • Legislative and Professional News
  • State and Regional Conferences
  • Online Documents and Webinars


Meet the Board

Positions to the Board of Directors are elected by IHSCDEA members. Terms of office are different for each position but elections are held annually.