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Frequently Asked Questions

At what age can students start Driver's Ed?

Students can start classes six months after their 14th birthday.

How do students register for Driver's Ed?

  1. Register online by clicking here
  2. Call (952) 226-0080 to register
    or
  3. Visit the Community Education office during business hours
    4540 Tower Street SE, Prior Lake
    Monday-Friday | 8am – 4pm

Do students have to take Classroom Part 1 & Part 2 back-to-back weeks?

NO, BUT Classroom Part 2 must be within 90 days after completing Classroom Part 1.

How do students cancel or transfer Driver's Ed registration?

Call 952-226-0080 up to 5 business days before the first day of Drivers Education class to transfer registration to another session or to cancel and be issued a refund less a cancellation processing fee of $10.00.

What if my student misses Driver's Ed classes?

Students can miss up to 2 days of Classroom Part 1 and can miss up to 2 days of Classroom Part 2.

How do students make up missed days of Driver's Ed?

Missed days must be made-up by attending the same numbered day of another session (ex. days 1-5 of Classroom Part 1 and/or days 6-10 of Classroom Part 2).

What if a Driver's Education class is cancelled?

Community Education will email or call about the cancellation and rescheduling. 

When can students take their permit test?

Students age 15+ who have completed Classroom Part 1 & 2, have a Certificate of Completion (Blue Card), and state required documentation can test for a permit at testing station ex. Eagan, Hastings & Chaska (www.dmv.org/minnesota).

What do students need when taking their permit test?

Students should bring their Classroom Certificate of Completion (Blue Card) and their state required documentation to the testing station.

What if I lose my Classroom Certificate of Completion (Blue Card)?

If you lose your Blue Card, contact A+ Driving School for a replacement card. 

A+ Driving School
(952) 469-4656

Can students get their permit after only taking Classroom Part 1?

Yes, but a parent or guardian must first contact A+ Driving School for the information, rules and requirements regarding this option.

A+ Driving School
(952) 469-4656

Where can students take their permit test?

There are a number of testing stations where students can take their test. Click here to find testing locations.

How long must a student have their permit before getting their license?

Yes. Students must have their permit for at least six months before taking their license test.

How do students schedule Behind-the-Wheel lessons?

To schedule Behind-the-Wheel lessons, contact a Driver’s Education provider.
A+ Driving School offers Behind-the-Wheel lessons.

A+ Driving School
(952) 469-4656 | www.aplusdrivingschool.net

What is the Point of Impact class?

Point of Impact is an optional, free class for parents and guardians only, which provides information about rules and regulations for student-drivers.

What is the Supervised Driving Log?

The Supervised Driving Log is a state-required log of a student's supervised driving while they have their permit. The state requires 50 hours (3,000 minutes) of supervised driving, of which 15 hours (900 minutes) are night driving.

Do Behind-the-Wheel lessons count toward hours of supervised driving?

NO, BTW hours DO NOT count towards supervised driving hours.

Does Point of Impact affect the required Supervised Driving hours?

Yes, if a parent/guardian attends the class, they receive a Certificate of Attendance, which reduces the hours required on the Supervised Driving Log to 40 hours (2,400 minutes) of which 15 hours (900 minutes) are night driving. 

When can students take their license test?

Students can take their license test after having their permit for 6+ months and are age 16+. 

Where can students take their license test?

There are a number of testing stations where students can take their test. Click here to find testing locations.

What do students need when taking their license test?

Students must bring their permit, Behind-the-Wheel Certificate of Completion (White Card), Supervised Driving Log with either 50 hours or 40 hours (plus a Certificate of Attendance from Point of Impact class) and state-required documents.

If the student is 18 or older, do they have to take Driver's Ed classes?

No. At age 18+ they can skip Driver's Ed classes.

They must still follow other guidelines:

  1. Test for permit
  2. Have a permit for 6+ months
  3. Test for a license.