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IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS GETTING THEIR PERMIT - PLEASE READ

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) is discontinuing class D knowledge tests on a first-come-first served basis and will require appointments beginning Monday, July 13.

 

What to expect

Minnesotans will need to book appointments online at drive.mn.gov. Beginning July 13, DVS exam stations will not accept walk-ins for class D knowledge tests; an appointment will be required.

 
Appointment information

DPS-DVS will offer an average of 790 class D knowledge test appointments daily at 14 regional exam stations statewide. These locations are open: St. Paul, Arden Hills, Anoka, Eagan, Plymouth, Rochester, Mankato, Marshall, Willmar, Detroit Lakes, St. Cloud, Duluth, Grand Rapids, and Bemidji. Exam stations are only offering a certain number of knowledge tests at one time in order to maintain social distancing in light of COVID-19.

To schedule an appointment:

·         Go to drive.mn.gov.

·         Select Schedule or Reschedule an Exam.

·         Follow the prompts.

 

Anyone who cannot keep an appointment should cancel their appointment online at drive.mn.gov with as much notice as possible so that appointment can be opened up for someone else.

Come prepared

Minnesotans will be required to complete a wellness screening before entering the exam station and should come prepared.

·         Wear a face mask (required).

·         Bring required documents. (SS card and certified birth certificate)

·         Know your social security number.

·         Bring check, cash or money order to pay the instruction permit fee and the retesting fee, if applicable.

o    There is a $10 test fee for third or subsequent knowledge tests after failing the first two.

·         If you are younger than 18:

o    You must be at least 15 years old.

o   Bring your certificate of enrollment (blue card) proving that you completed classroom instruction and are signed up for behind-the-wheel instruction, or bring your certificate of enrollment (pink card) proving that you are currently enrolled in a concurrent driver education course and have completed the first 15 classroom hours of the curriculum.

o   A parent, court-appointed guardian, county-appointed foster parent or the director of the transitional living program you reside in will need to come with to sign and approve your application.

o    If completed, bring the supplemental parental curriculum completion certificate.

How to stay updated

DPS-DVS answers frequently asked questions related to how COVID-19 is affecting DVS services on the DVS COVID-19 FAQ webpage.


Contact: Jodi Smith