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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. 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.

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. 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.

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 2017

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 Driver’s Log

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: 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.

 

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 presentations for all parents and their teen drivers:
  • 6:30-8 p.m., Nov. 2, 2017, in the Northfield High School Upper Cafeteria
    Presenters: Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn and driving instructor, Doug Bengtson
  • 6:30-8 p.m., Feb. 27, 2018, in the Northfied High School Auditorium
    Presenters: Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn and driving instructor, Kevin Dahle

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.