Behind-the-Wheel instruction is offered year-round. Dates and times for the three, two-hour sessions are by appointment only. Once a student has completed the classroom session, the instructor will provide the student with a Blue Card (Certificate of Enrollment and Classroom Completion). This Blue Card is necessary to apply for an Instruction Permit. Once you have a permit number, you can register for Behind the Wheel.
The student is put on the wait-list after they have registered, paid their fees and provided us with their permit number. An instructor will contact each registrant directly when their name comes up on the waiting-list.
Effective January 1, 2015, every driver under the age of 18 who completes behind the wheel instruction and is testing for a provisional driver’s license must submit a driving log. Parents/guardians have two options regarding the supervised driving log:
• Complete a supplemental parent class provided by a driver education program approved in Minnesota, and then submit a supervised driving log showing their teen has completed at least 40 hours (2,400 minutes) of supervised driving, 15 (900 minutes) of which are nighttime hours; OR
• If the parent/guardian chooses to not complete the supplemental parent class, the driving log must show that their teen has completed at least 50 hours (3,000 minutes) of supervised driving, 15 (900 minutes) of which are nighttime hours.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to provide as many additional driving hours with their teen as possible to prepare them to become a safe driver. The driving log must be presented at the time of the road test and submitted with the application for the provisional license. Attach additional sheets, if necessary. For additional information, call 507.664.3649.
Please visit our Community Services website for more information regarding the Drivers Education program by clicking here.