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Youth Driver Education

Proctor and Hermantown Community Education delivers Youth Driver Education as a two-part course; classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel. 

To qualify for an instructional permit in the State of Minnesota, you must be at least 15 years old, complete 30 hours of classroom instruction, be enrolled in behind-the-wheel instruction, and pass a written knowledge test.  Proctor and Hermantown Community Education driver education is designed to provide 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with a licensed educator. 

When planning for a driver education session, please be sure your student is able to attend all 30 hours of classroom instruction for that session.   A Driver Education Certificate of Enrollment and Classroom Completion card will not be issued to your student until all 30 hours are completed.  If for any reason, a student misses 6 or more hours of classroom instruction, his or her enrollment will be dropped from the current session and a refund for the classroom portion will not be issued. 

Students who missed 6 or more hours of classroom instruction will be provided with an opportunity to enroll in another Proctor and Hermantown Community Education driver education session better suited for their schedule.  The cost to enroll in a different session after failure to attend the initial session is $100.  We understand another Proctor and Hermantown Community Education session may not be suitable for your student, and if that is the case, a refund for the behind-the-wheel instruction portion will be issued ($290).

What should my student do if he or she needs to make up 6 or fewer hours?  He or she should connect directly with the classroom teacher to learn more about how to proceed.  

Classroom Instruction

Each session consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction delivered by our MDE licensed educators. Upon completion of the 30 hours of classroom instruction, students will receive a blue card signifying they have completed and meet the necessary requirements of classroom instruction required by the MN Department of Public Safety to take the Class D Instruction Permit test.

Students will not be admitted into the course after the start date and attendance is mandatory.

Please note, students must be at least 15 years of age to take the Class D Instruction Permit.

All students are required by law to complete 30 hours of classroom instruction.  If for any reason a student misses a classroom session, he/she must complete those hours prior to being issued a Driver Education Certificate of Enrollment and Classroom Completion card (blue card).  It's important to note that if a student misses 6 or more hours of classroom instruction, he or she will be required to retake the classroom portion at the cost of the participant ($100).

Be sure to keep your child's state-issued blue (permit) card in a safe space.  There is a $10 replacement fee per card.

Behind-the-Wheel

Upon completion of classroom instruction and passing the Class D Instruction Permit test, students will be eligible to begin the required 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with our MDE licensed educators.  All students that participate in the Proctor and Hermantown Driver Education classroom portion will be assigned a behind-the-wheel instructor prior to the last day of classroom instruction.

If for any reason your child does not remember his or her assigned behind-the-wheel instructor or the student did not complete classroom instruction with us, please contact the Coordinator of Driver Education immediately.     

Student pickup for behind-the-wheel instruction will be arranged by the instructor with the student.

Please note, if your student fails to give the behind-the-wheel instructor a 24-hour notice of cancellation a $50 fee will be applied to your child's account.  The missed lesson fee must be paid directly to the Community Education Office.  Behind-the-wheel lessons will not continue until the fee is paid in full.  You can pay the missed lesson fee here.

Be sure to keep your child's state-issued white (driver's license) card in a safe space. There is a $10 replacement fee.

Teen Driver Safety Awareness Program

Proctor and Hermantown Community Education is required to provide a "supplemental parental curriculum" through our driver education program to any parent/guardian who chooses to receive it. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the 90 minute Point of Impact training to learn more about the graduated licensing program, teen driving risks, laws, and ways to address your teen on becoming a safe driver. Effective January 1, 2015, every driver under the age of 18 who completed behind-the-wheel instruction and is testing for a provisional driver's license must submit a driving log showing the dates and lengths of drive time for each supervised trip. Your new driver will be required to log 50 hours of driving while they have their permit, and by attending the Point of Impact training you can learn how to reduce the required amount by 10 hours.

Your student's Driver Education educator will schedule the supplemental parent curriculum meeting and provide notice directly to your student.

Please note, the driving log must be presented at the time of the road test and submitted with the application for the provisional license. If you attended the supplemental parent curriculum, please be sure to bring the supplemental parent curriculum certificate of completion along with your student's driving log.

Registration

To view our available sessions please review our registration site.

Please be sure to choose your Youth Driver Education course carefully.  We understand driving is important to your student, and he/she has a busy schedule, but students are required to attend the dates listed. 

Cost

$390 includes classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel

If you prefer, a payment plan is available through online registration.  

A Driver Education Checklist

To help you better navigate the youth driver education process, we have designed a checklist that will ensure all the proper steps are taken for your student to achieve obtaining their instructional permit and driver license.

Proctor and Hermantown - Driver Education Checklist

Please note, for your convenience, the bold print on the checklist is clickable direct links.

Accommodations

Proctor and Hermantown Community Education will provide reasonable accommodations to allow for effective communication and participation in all our programs and activities.

If your student requires auxiliary aids, sign language, interpreters, test/quiz readers, or other services to participate please contact the Coordinator of Driver Education.

Contact Information

Jessica Worden, Driver Education Coordinator

jworden@isd700.org | 218.626.6075

 Please see the side menu for more information and to view the appropriate forms needed to complete Driver Education.

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