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Driver Education

A Complete Driver Education Program Conducted by Certified Instructors

 

Phase 1:

Classroom Training


This is your first stop on the road to a driver’s license. The class meets for three hours a day, Monday through Friday for two weeks. After finishing the classroom session, students will receive a “blue card”. The student will provide the blue card when applying for an instruction permit. Once the permit has been obtained, the student can register for Behind-the-Wheel.

You can now register online for both Classroom and Behind the Wheel! Or fill out a paper registration form from the Northfield High School main office, the Community Services office or on this page.

 Register Online

Printable Classroom Registration Form

2019 classroom sessions

Online registration is now available

Call 507.664.3649 with questions about registration or classes. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Fall Session 1–FULL

$162 | 3:00-6:00 p.m. | Oct 21-Nov 1, (M-F). Ten, three-hour classes at Northfield High School room H124.

Winter/Spring Session 1–REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

$162 | 3:00-6:00 p.m. | Jan 6-17 (M-F). Ten, three-hour classes at Northfield High School room H124.

MN Driver’s Manual

Phase 2:

Behind-the-Wheel Training


The six-hour Behind-the-Wheel experience is available by appointment following completion of the classroom session. To register, students provide their instruction permit number and payment and can immediately schedule driving appointments .

Register online or fill out a registration form from the Northfield High School main office, Community Services or online below.

The cost of the training is $242. After successful completion of Behind-the-Wheel training, students will receive a certificate of completion “white card,” which is necessary to apply for a driver’s license.

 Register Online 

Printable BTW Registration Form

The Road to a Driver’s License

Why Parents Choose Our Program

Meet Our Driver Education Instructors

Supervised Driving Log

New! Cones Now Available

Cones are available for your family to use when practicing driving skills. Visit our office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. to check out cones for two days at no charge. Please call 507-664-3649 for more information.

Driving Log 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 (see below). The driving log must be presented at the time of the road test and submitted with the application for the provisional license.

Option 1: Complete a supplemental parent class provided by a driver education program approved in Minnesota (see Parent Awareness Presentation information), 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.

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.

Parent Awareness Presentation

Point of Impact is a free, supplemental curriculum night for parents held by Community Services. Presenters include Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn and Community Services Driving Instructor Doug Bengtson.

Next presentation: Tuesday, Oct 29, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the High School Upper Cafeteria