Off-road driving classes

Choose the class that fits your goals.

Build a skill base

Whatever your purpose in training with OEX, our curriculum is designed to teach you both the science and the art of off-roading in three core areas: Driving, Recovery, and Repair.

Choose between our 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day classes depending on your goals and objectives. These courses are all open enrollment group classes. Our methodical approach to instruction and our purpose-built courses enable fast progression with limited down-time during training. Regardless of which class and training location you choose, the message will be the same: linear progress, method, repetition, and practice—leading to mastery.

Some of the topics covered in our training are:

  • 5 Vehicle Systems™ - What they are and why they are important.
  • Mechanical: 4×4 systems, AWD & lockers.
  • Vehicle Familiarization - Vehicle setup and Bells & Whistles mastery: “What does that setting do?”
  • Terrain negotiation - Wheel placement, hills, side slopes, ditches, moguls, moderate rock, and comprehensive spotting exercises.
  • Manual vs. automatic transmission off-road and gear choice — Where, when, why?
  • Recovery: Kinetic rope, inWinch & Hi-Lift jack.
  • Field Expedient Repair: Trail repair instruction so your vehicle will start, run, roll, steer & stop.
  • Trail etiquette: Responsibilities & Environment.
  • Equipment Options & Vehicle Modifications.

Do you use 4WD vehicles at work?

Do you drive off-road vehicles for a living? Are you looking to boost your team's efficiently? Check out out Industrial/military training pages and see how OEX can help your organization.

Attended their 2-day 101 and Recovery course...The team was incredibly knowledgeable and most importantly, were patient. I learned more in two days than I could have learned on my own. By the end of it, we were going over obstacles, climbs, and descents that I would have never considered. This was life experience for me and I hope to do it again.

Cisco V.

Meet the trainers

Ron Parrish
Trainer
A life-long outdoorsman, Ron has experience as a driving instructor for Fire, EMS and Federal Law Enforcement. He brings those skills to his instruction in North Carolina.
Kevin Frechette
Trainer
An instructor and Mechanic in Connecticut, Kevin's experience as a mechanic, equipment operator, and pilot informs his love of off-road driving. He can be found training on all manner of platforms.
John Brady
Trainer
Retired from the US military as an instructor, John brings his passion for teaching and skills as a vehicle fabricator to OEX. He can be found at the Norh Carolina facility.
Ted Dinwiddie
Trainer
Ted is an instructor based at the Virginia facility. He has a long tenure with OEX, training all branches of the US military at our facilities and on location around the country.