Driver Education

Community Services offers a complete driver education program conducted by certified instructors. Please call 507.664.3649 for questions about registration or classes. Call the information line at 507.664.3659 for cancellations.

New State Requirements

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:

Option 1 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;

“Point of Impact” Supplemental Parental Curriculum Night for Parents

Free presentation for all parents and their teen drivers
Tu, Feb. 28 – 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Northfield High School Upper Cafeteria
with presenters: Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn and driving instructor, Doug Bengtson

Option 2 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.

Classroom Training

Registration opens on Friday, Dec. 9

Intended primarily for district residents, classroom training is for participants who are 15 years old at the end of the session. Class registration requires a special form, which is available at the Northfield High School main office, Community Services and online below. Students will receive a certificate of classroom completion card, which is necessary to apply for an instruction permit. Cost for replacement of lost or damaged cards is $10. Classes are at the high school, room H124.

Winter/Spring 2017 Sessions

  • $152  |  3 – 6 p.m. | Monday, Feb. 20 – Friday, March 3, 2017 (weekdays only): 10 three-hour sessions; High School H124 (Registration opens Dec. 9 and ends Feb. 10 or until the class is full – please register early to avoid disappointment.)

MN Driver’s Manual »

Classroom Registration Form »

Preparation for Permit Knowledge Test »

Supervised Driver’s Log »

Behind The Wheel Training

The six-hour Behind-the-Wheel experience is available by appointment following completion of the classroom session. Students must have a valid MN permit to register. The registration form is available at the Northfield High School main office, Community Services and online below. The cost of the training is $252. After successful completion of behind-the-wheel training students will receive a certificate of completion card, which is necessary to apply for a driver’s license. Cost for replacement of lost or damaged cards is $10.

Behind-the-Wheel Information Sheet »

Behind-the-Wheel Registration Form »

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