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Parents, whom home-school children, may teach the classroom portion of the driver education curriculum.
Students who attend an online school or a charter school, or students who are homebound, do not meet the definition of home-school students. They are not eligible to complete the classroom portion at home.
Minnesota law allows a person under 18 years of age to complete the classroom portion of driver’s education, when the student is receiving full-time instruction in a home school, within the meaning of Minnesota Statutes 120A.22 and 120A.24, the student is working toward a home-school diploma, the student’s status as a home-school student has been certified by the superintendent of the school district in which the student resides and the student is using driver training classroom materials approved by the commissioner of public safety.
To qualify for completing the classroom portion of driver education, the following requirements must be met:
Please refer to the Minnesota Class D Driver’s Manual for acceptable forms of identification. After your child has passed the knowledge test, he or she may apply for an instruction permit.
In order to take the skills test, your child must:
Refer to the Home School Materials Document for approved sources for driver education textbooks.
Home School Classroom Instruction Rule
Minnesota Statute 120A.22
Minnesota Statute 120A.24
Home School Materials Letter
Home School Driver's Education Affidavit
Minnesota Class D Driver's Manual
Minnesota Class D Driver's Manual (2 page print format)
Commercial Driver's License Manual
Motorcycle Manual (2 page print format)
El Manual del Conductor de Minnesota (Spanish Driver's Manual):
El Manual del Conductor de Minnesota
Requisitos de Identificacion
Instruction Permit FAQ
Knowledge (Written) and Skills (Road) Test Checklists from Driver's Manual
Mail:Driver and Vehicle Services - Central OfficeTown Square Building445 Minnesota Street, Suite 176Saint Paul, MN 55101-5176Email:Driver Services: DVS.email@example.comPhone:
Driver Education Office: (651) 201-7626Office Locations: (651) 297-2005Schedule a Skills (Road) Test: (651) 284-1000 or onlineAssistance for Hearing Impaired Callers (TDD/TTY): (651) 282-6555Fax:Driver Education Office: (651) 296-5316
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DVS Office Locations
Driving Education Courses Locations
Class D - New Driver Steps (select Age Bracket)
Office of Traffic Safety Website Schedule a Skills (Road) Test Online