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Third-Party Online Knowledge Testing

The at-home online knowledge test service ended on July 2. This feature was only available during the state's peacetime emergency due to Covid-19.

Class D knowledge tests are available at DPS-DVS exam stations or through a third-party tester.

 Appointments are required for class D knowledge tests. Schedule an appointment at drive.mn.gov. DPS-DVS exam stations will not accept walk-ins for class D knowledge tests.​

 Knowledge tests for commercial driver's, motorcycles and mopeds are offered at DPS-DVS exam stations on a first-come-first-served basis.

Third-Party Online Knowledge Testing Proctor Requirements

Businesses interested in becoming third party online knowledge testing proctors must meet these requirements:

  • Provide all computers and equipment for people to take the online knowledge test.  A minimum of two testing computers is required and a minimum of two days of testing per week.
  • ​All proctor locations must be approved by the commissioner before testing can begin.  Locations must be in a nonresidential occupancy, or occupancy not used as a residence.
  • ​A program providing knowledge testing must provide a testing room of at least 90 square feet and suitable for knowledge testing.
  • Driver Education programs need to be valid and in good standing with Minnesota Driver Education.
  • Businesses must have proctors that are 21 years or older and have a valid Minnesota driver's license.  Proctors must have at a minimum a valid class D license with no restrictions and a good driving record for 2 years prior to serving as a Proctor.
  • Proctors must agree they will not provide assistance while proctoring the tests.
  • Businesses may charge up to $10 to administer each class D knowledge test.  No surcharge fees can be added.
  • Businesses can administer the test during online knowledge testing hours Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.  DPS-DVS is available for support Monday - Friday ​8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Become a Third-Party Online Knowledge Testing Proctor


 To become a third party online knowledge testing proctor, you must: 
  • Complete and return the proctor application.
  • Complete and return the memorandum of understanding​​. 
    • Once approved, DPS-DVS will send you a letter with information to set up your system account in order to access what you need to proctor the knowledge test for Minnesotans.
      • When you complete the registration, you will receive an email with knowledge testing site information. 

Third-Party Online Knowledge Testing Proctor Resources