Drivers Education

Montevideo Drivers Education


4 Basic Steps for Drivers Ed:
1) Take 30 hours of classroom instruction, receive blue card
2) Once you are 15, you can take the knowledge/permit test. You need an appointment to do this now.  After passing the actual exam, make sure you go and fill out the application for the permit/pay the fee (Willmar site, this is in a different building/location than where you take the actual test).



What to expect for your knowledge test:

Minnesotans will need to book appointments online at drive.mn.gov. The appointment-scheduling tool will be available beginning Friday, July 10. Beginning July 13, DVS exam stations will not accept walk-ins for class D knowledge tests; an appointment will be required.


Appointment information

DPS-DVS will offer an average of 790 class D knowledge test appointments daily at 14 regional exam stations statewide. These locations are open: St. Paul, Arden Hills, Anoka, Eagan, Plymouth, Rochester, Mankato, Marshall, Willmar, Detroit Lakes, St. Cloud, Duluth, Grand Rapids, and Bemidji. Exam stations are only offering a certain number of knowledge tests at one time in order to maintain social distancing in light of COVID-19.

 

To schedule an appointment:

·         Go to drive.mn.gov.

·         Select Schedule or Reschedule an Exam.

·         Follow the prompts.

 

Anyone who cannot keep an appointment should cancel their appointment online at drive.mn.gov with as much notice as possible so that appointment can be opened up for someone else.

 

Come prepared

Minnesotans will be required to complete a wellness screening before entering the exam station and should come prepared.

·         Wear a face mask (required).

·         Bring required documents.

·         Know your social security number.

·         Bring check, cash or money order to pay the instruction permit fee and the retesting fee, if applicable.

o    There is a $10 test fee for third or subsequent knowledge tests after failing the first two.

·         If you are younger than 18:

o    You must be at least 15 years old.

o   Bring your certificate of enrollment (blue card) proving that you completed classroom instruction and are signed up for behind-the-wheel instruction, or bring your certificate of enrollment (pink card) proving that you are currently enrolled in a concurrent driver education course and have completed the first 15 classroom hours of the curriculum.

o   A parent, court-appointed guardian, county-appointed foster parent or the director of the transitional living program you reside in will need to come with to sign and approve your application.

o    If completed, bring the supplemental parental curriculum completion certificate. (Was not available for our Montevideo Summer 2020 classes due to CO-VID) 




3) Once you have your permit and have practiced with your parents a few hours (Need to log 50 hours total of driving time with parent), please call Community Education at 320-269-5026 to set up your Behind-The-Wheel (BTW) appointment, 1 hour at a time, *6 hours total; schedule your 6th BTW appointment once you have your driving test scheduled, receive a white card needed to take your driving test.  (If you don't show for your BTW, it is a $35 fee no matter the reason. Changes to BTW must be done 48 hours in advance and by talking to a person in the office, not leaving a message. )  **Please plan on spreading these 6 appointments out over time. It is not meant to try and do them all in a two week period as our instructors schedules can't accommodate this. 


4)To schedule your driving test:

 This is the phone number it states for you to call-  You may call (651) 284-1234 for assistance in scheduling your appointment
Register online:



This site has the Marshall office info on it:




Here is a link to book an appt online to the Willmar one:
 https://login.nowaitinside.com/#/booking/SgtW14y9lMXgg51dTW2YlRSh



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Click the below link for all the information you will need to know once you complete the classroom portion of Drivers Education (where/when to go to get your permit, who to call to set up your Driving test, etc.) : 



Next Steps Following Classroom Completion



Class D Driver's Manual: 
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/Minnesota_Drivers_Manual.pdf




2020 Registration form and Important things to know