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Male teen driver behind the wheel of a blue car

Driver Education

A Complete Driver Education Program Conducted by Certified Instructors

 

Phase 1:

Classroom Training


Intended primarily for district residents, classroom training is for participants who are 15 years old at the end of the session. Class registration forms are available at the Northfield High School main office, the Community Services office, or can be printed off below.

After finishing the classroom session, students will receive a letter of classroom completion, which they will then provide in-person at Community Services to register for Behind-the-Wheel.

Winter 2018 Session 1

$152  |  3-6 p.m. | Feb. 16 – March 2 (weekdays only; no class Feb.19): 10 three-hour sessions at Northfield High School room H124. Registration opens Dec. 8 and ends Feb. 10 or when class is full—please register early to avoid disappointment.

Winter 2018 Session 2

$152  |  6-9 p.m. | March 5 – 19 (weekdays only; no class March 8): 10 three-hour sessions at Northfield High School room H124. Registration opens Dec. 8 and ends March 1 or when class is full—please register early to avoid disappointment.

Classroom Registration Form (Winter 2018)

Please register in person at the Community Services office or by mail/fax. Call 507.664.3649 with questions about registration or classes.

MN Driver’s Manual

Preparation for Permit Test 

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 must visit the Community Services office in-person to provide their letter of classroom completion, completed registration form, and payment to receive a “blue card”. The student will provide the blue card when applying for an instruction permit. Cost for replacement of lost or damaged blue cards is $10.

Important: Once the student has obtained their instruction permit, they must contact Community Services to provide their permit number to be added to the list to drive. They cannot be added to the list until this is completed.

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 “white card,” which is necessary to apply for a driver’s license. Cost for replacement of lost or damaged cards is $10.

If you fail to attend the driving appointment:

    1. A drop/add fee of $30 will be assessed to schedule another appointment
    2. If money is refunded, $30 will be subtracted from the registration fee

Behind-the-Wheel Registration Form

Please register in person at the Community Services office or by mail/fax. Call 507.664.3649 with questions about registration or classes.

Behind-the-Wheel Information Sheet

Supervised Driving Log

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, 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” upcoming dates

A free, supplemental curriculum night for parents (Teen drivers are encouraged to attend):

  • 6:30-8 p.m., Feb. 27, 2018, in the Northfied High School Auditorium | 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.