|Frequently Asked Questions|
When can my child get their license?
The student must have their permit for 6 months and have 30 hours of driving experience (10 of those hours at night) with a licensed driver 21 years or older, before taking the road test. The road test needs to be scheduled with Minnesota Driver’s and Vehicle Services, bring white card, proof of insurance, fee, permit, social security number and corrective lenses (if needed). Students must be 16 years old to take the road test.
How old does my child need to be to take Driver Education?
Your child must be 14 ½ at the time that the classroom instruction begins. They must be 15 years old to take the written test and get their permit.
What will my child learn during the 30 hours of classroom instruction?
The 30 hour classroom course includes an extensive study of the Minnesota Drivers Manual, right of way rules, emergency situations, adverse driving, drinking and driving problems, and proper attitudes and responsibilities about driving. This is intended to give them all the information they need to successfully pass the written test to get their permit. To pass the classroom portion, student must attend all 30 hours of classroom training.
Once my child completes the 30 hours of classroom instruction, will they get their permit?
If your child has successfully attended all 30 hours of classroom instruction, is 15 years old, and has paid the $375 fee in full, they will be issued a “Blue Card.” Your student can take their Blue Card and the necessary state issued identification to your local Minnesota Driver’s and Vehicle Services location to take the written test and obtain an Instructional Permit. If your child does not meet all the requirements above, we will hold the Blue Card at our offices until they do.
Can my child take their Permit or License test at the school?
No. Exams are given at State Exam Stations and Minnesota Driver’s and Vehicle Services location. Compete listing can be found here; https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs
When will my child do their Behind-the-Wheel instruction?
Once the student has received their permit, they can schedule their Behind-the-Wheel instruction. They will complete the first 5 hours of training as soon as they obtain their permit. Behind-the-Wheel instruction occurs after school, on Saturdays, during student vacations throughout the school year or in the summer. The final hour of Behind-the-Wheel instruction is reserved as a refresher sessoion two weeks before the student’s (license) road test. They will receive a white card from instructor upon completion that they will need in order to take their road test.
What is the number to schedule Behind-the-Wheel lessons?
Please call 651-306-7468 to schedule Behind-the-Wheel.
What if my child misses a Behind-the-Wheel lesson?
Any student who fails to attend a scheduled Behind-the-Wheel appointment without notifying his/her instructor less than 24 hours in advance will be charged $25.
How much does Driver Education cost?
The cost for our Driver Education program is $375. That covers 30 hours of classroom instruction time and then 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with a teacher.