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Third-Party Online Knowledge Testing


The at home online knowledge test will no longer be available starting July 2. 

This feature was only available during the state’s peacetime emergency, which ends on July 1, 2021. Knowledge tests remain available at DPS-DVS exam stations or through a third party tester. ​​​​

As a result of legislation signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) developed an online class D knowledge testing system. This system allows driver education programs and other authorized businesses to proctor the class D knowledge tests for Minnesotans. DPS-DVS is working with driving schools, school districts, deputy registrar offices and driver's license agent offices that are interested in this opportunity.

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.
    • There is no minimum requirement for the number of testing stations.
  • Driver Education programs need to be valid and in good standing with Minnesota Driver Education.
  • Entities must have proctors that are 21 years or older and have a valid Minnesota driver's license.
  • 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.
  • Businesses can administer the test during online knowledge testing hours Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 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