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Scroll down this page for FAQ's, practice tests, and State links to book tests. To book a road test- it needs to be done ONLINE (DMV never answers phone). New openings for tests populate at 10P.M. every night. We cannot book road tests. Email us if you have questions please. We get enough calls about this major issue, across the State, which is nothing of our fault. We apologize either way.
Steps to Getting Your MN Driver License (Ages 15-17)
Step 1 - Classroom instruction: Students must enroll and attend a Minnesota approved classroom instruction program. Once enrolled students must complete the state required 30 hours of classroom instruction.
Step 2 - Blue card: Once classroom instruction is complete students will receive a certificate of classroom completion. The ONLY way students are awarded a blue card (needed in order to take knowledge test) is if they are enrolled in behind-the-wheel instruction.
Step 3 - Take knowledge test to get your permit: Schedule your Class D knowledge test at a Minnesota drivers and vehicle services location. Test are scheduled online at drive.mn.gov. Be sure to have your blue card, proper identification, social security number, and knowledge test fee. After the knowledge and vision test is passed, students will then be awarded their instruction permit.
Step 4 - Behind-The-Wheel instruction: After receiving your permit it is recommended that students log around 10 driving hours with a parent/guardian before scheduling their first behind-the-wheel lesson. Students tend to have a higher comfort/confidence level if they have had practice prior to. Students are required to complete a total of 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. Lessons will be divided into 3 separate 2 hour lessons. Students are able to book all their lessons online in their student portal. Behind-the-wheel lessons are conducted 1 on 1 with one of our state licensed instructors. After completing all 6 hours students will be awarded a white card. White card is required to take provisional license.
Step 5- Driving Log: Before students are able to take their road test they must log at least 50 hours of drive time with a licensed driver 21 years of age or older. Of those 50 hours 15 must be night driving hours. Behind-the-wheel hours cannot be added to your driving log. Be sure to keep a physical written copy of your driving hours, digital copies are not accepted at the dvs.
Step 6- Road Test: Students are able to take the road examination if they are at least 16 years of age, have had their permit 6 months with no violations and have completed all of the steps above. Road examinations can be scheduled online at drive.mn.gov. Upon arrival for your road examination students need to have their permit, white card, proof of insurance for the vehicle they will be testing in, physical copy of driving log, and corrective lenses if required.
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Students may obtain their permit once they turn 15 years old. Before getting their permit they will need to complete a driver’s education course through a State licensed school (30 hours). They must be at least 14 years old to begin one of these class sessions. After completion they will need to get a blue card from the driving school where they wish to take their behind-the-wheel lessons. Once they are 15 years old, they need to take their State Knowledge Test and need a score of at least 80% to pass. After that, they are eligible to head into a local DVS office and complete their Vision Exam and obtain their Learner’s Permit.
- Blue Card
- Birth Certificate (original- no copies)
- Social Security Card
Please schedule online ahead of time.
Things to bring:
- White Card (from driving school)
- Insurance from Vehicle
- Paper driving log (or printed if using App)
We usually ask that a student has 20-30 hours of driving practice before beginning their first behind-the-wheel lesson. It also does usually help to keep one instruction lesson closer to the Student’s actual Road Test date. They can do all three lessons in one week if they want, or they can separate lessons out months apart.
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