MN Driver's Ed Eligibility Requirements
Before you can apply for your MN learner's permit, you must:
- You must be 15 years old
- Have completed the classroom component of a MN Driver's Ed course.
- Be enrolled in the behind-the-wheel instruction component.
You must be enrolled in your behind-the-wheel driving component of the course before you can apply for your instruction permit; however, you cannot begin this segment until you obtain your permit.
About Your Minnesota Driver's Ed Course
Your Minnesota driver's education course will cover topics including:
- Minnesota road signs and what they mean.
- How to be a safe and responsible driver.
- How to safely operate a motor vehicle.
- MN traffic laws.
- Driving in emergency situations, through constructions zones, and over railroad crossings.
Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel Hours
A Minnesota Driver's Ed course consists of:
- 30 hours of classroom instruction.
- 6 hours of behind-the-wheel driving training.
The classroom instruction must be completed before you get your MN learner's permit. The behind-the-wheel training cannot be taken until you obtain your learner's permit.
After Driver's Ed – What's Next?
You can apply for your MN provisional driver's license once you:
- Complete the behind-the-wheel training of your Minnesota Driver's Ed course.
- Complete the required hours of driving with an adult - keep driving log.
- Turn 16 years old.
- Have held your learner's permit for at least 6 months (conviction-free).
- Pass your road test.