Community Education offers a complete Driver's Education program that includes Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel instruction for students and information for parents. Our teachers are licensed by the State of Minnesota to teacher Driver's Education.
How to earn a Driver's License
|Step 1:||Register for Classroom Instruction driver's education.|
|Step 2:||Complete 30 hours of classroom instruction. (Age 14+)|
|Step 3:||Receive blue card upon completion of classroom requirements.|
|Step 4:||Visit DMV to take the knowledge (permit) test and apply for instruction permit. (Age 15+)|
|Step 5:||Receive permit.|
|Step 6:||Practice driving with parent/guardian and schedule Behind-the-Wheel.|
|Step 7:||Complete the required number of supervised driving hours.|
|Step 8:||Receive your white card after completing Behind-the-Wheel training.|
|Step 9:||Take driving exam/road test to earn license. (Age 16+)|
For more information on Minnesota’s driver’s license process, go to dps.mn.gov.
Minnesota law requires 30 hours of classroom instruction to qualify a student to take their Learner’s Permit test. Classroom sessions typically run three hours per day over a period of ten days. In summer, these are usually completed within two weeks. During the school year, sessions may require three to four weeks to get all ten class sessions in. When a student completes classroom instruction and is registered into a Behind-the-Wheel program, he/she receives a “Blue Card” as proof of completion. The student takes this, along with other required paperwork, to a testing station when it’s time to complete the permit test. Several classroom sessions are offered each school year and summer and are conveniently located in New Prague as well as Elko New Market.
Online option coming soon for classroom instruction!
Minnesota law requires six hours of Behind-the-Wheel instruction to qualify a student to take their Driver’s License test. Behind-the-Wheel sessions typically meet three to four times, in order to complete the six hours needed for each student driver in the car. Behind-the-Wheel sessions are offered March through November, weather permitting, with the majority of sessions in the summer months. New Prague chooses to run our Behind-the-Wheel sessions with two students in the car. This gives the students opportunities to practice driving as well as to learn from observing their peer. Each car is equipped with a camera for the safety of the students and the instructor.
Please note: It is recommend that students have 20 hours of supervised driving time with a parent/guardian before beginning behind-the-wheel.
Do you need to brush up on your driving skills before you take your driving test? We can help! We offer a one-hour session intended to be taken about one month prior to your test to help you regain your confidence. Register here and our instructor will call you to make arrangements for your session.
Typically twice a year, Community Education offers a free Point of Impact session for parents of young drivers. This one-night seminar covers Minnesota’s graduated driver’s license, laws that govern your child while driving, experiences young drivers should have while they practice driving, and the dangers that face young drivers on the road today. Pre-registration is requested so we can be properly prepared.