Driver Education (Ages 14.5+) - 30 hours of Classroom
Driver Education classes will continue to be held online with a live instructor.
Students age 14.5 can start Driver Education. After students attend all 30 hours of classroom, students age 15+ can test for permit at testing station. Students then schedule six hours Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) lessons (three separate 2-hour lessons). Students age 16+ who complete BTW and Supervised Driving Log can test for license at testing station.
Required Supervised Driving Log: Option 1) Students log 50 hours/3,000 minutes (of which 15 hours/900 minutes are night driving) before testing for license. Option 2) Parent’s/Guardian’s (only) attend Point of Impact class then students log 40 hours/2,400 minutes (of which 15 hours/900 minutes are night driving) before testing for license.
Driver Education Frequently Asked Questions
At what age can students start Driver Education? Age 14.5.
How do students register for Driver Education? www.priorlakesavagece.com | Work 952-226-0310 | Fax 952-226-0379 | Community Education 5061 Minnesota St SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm).
How do students cancel or transfer Driver Education registration? Call Community Education 952-226-0310 up to five business days before the first day of class to be issued a full refund or to transfer to another session.
What if student misses’ days of Driver Education? Students can miss no more than two days of Classroom. Missed days will need to be made up in another session.
What if a day of Driver Education is cancelled? Comm. Ed. will email or call regarding cancellation and rescheduling.
When & where can students test for permit? Students age 15+ who complete all 30 hours of classroom can test for permit at testing station ex. Eagan, Hastings & Chaska (www.dmv.org/minnesota).
What do students need to test for permit? Certificate of Completion (Blue Card) and state required documentation.
What if student lost Certificate of Completion (Blue Card)? Please contact Community Education for replacement card.
Is there a minimum amount of time a student is required to have a permit before testing for license? Yes, 6 months.
What is the Point of Impact class? An optional class for parent’s/guardian’s (only) with information about rules and regulation for student drivers, which reduces the amount of hours’ students log on the Supervised Driving Log.
What is the Supervised Driving Log? A state required log of student’s supervised driving before license. The state requires 50 hours/3,000 minutes (of which 15 hours/900 minutes are night driving).
Do Behind-the-Wheel lessons count towards hours of supervised driving? No
Can attending the Point of Impact class reduce the amount of hours required on the Supervised Driving Log? Yes, if parent’s/guardian’s (only) attends the class, they receive a Certificate of Attendance, which reduces the hours’ to 40 hours/2,400 minutes (of which 15 hours/900 minutes are night driving).
When & where can students test for license? Students age 16+ who has had permit for minimum of 6+ months,completed BTW, Supervised Driving Log can test for license at testing station ex. Eagan, Chaska & Hastings (www.dmv.org/minnesota).
What do students need to test for license? Permit, Behind-the-Wheel Certificate of Completion (White Card), Supervised Driving Log with either 50 hours or 40 hours and a parent’s/guardian’s Certificate of Attendance from Point of Impact class, and state required documents.
Do students age 18+ need to take Driver Education? No, at age 18+ students can go directly to a testing station, test for permit, have a permit for 6+ months, then test for license.