An overview of our Minnesota program

We have everything you need to earn your Minnesota license online!

Our online driver education courses are fun, interactive, and convenient. Upon completion of our permit course, you can begin driving with an instructor.

Other course features:

  • Automatic progress tracking so you when you log off the system will pick up exactly where you left off
  • Unlimited access to review course material
  • Unlimited chances to pass your online final exam
  • DMV certificate of completion mailed directly to you
  • Try before you buy - take the entire course up until the final exam without paying


Minnesota Online Driver Education and Minnesota Licensing Procedures

So you've taken your first step towards becoming a new driver in Minnesota? Congratulations!

As you probably already know, driving is a valuable skill, but can also be extremely dangerous. Therefore, to help new teen drivers develop safe driving habits during their first few years behind the wheel, the State of Minnesota has implemented a graduated driver license program for Iowa drivers who are under the age of 18.

We’ve summarized a few things you’ll need to know as you begin the process of becoming a licensed driver in Minnesota.

Minnesota Instruction Permit (aka--Learner's Permit)

You must meet the following requirements before applying for an instruction permit in Minnesota:

  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Complete 30 hours of state-approved drivers education.
  • Be enrolled in a state-approved drivers education course which includes behind-the-wheel training

When you're ready to get your permit, go down to your local Minnesota DVS office with the following items:

  • A completed permit application w/ your parent's/guardian's signature
  • Your completion certificate for your drivers education course
  • Money to pay the required processing fee (contact the DVS to find out the exact amount)

At the DVS office, you will be given a vision screening test and then you'll need to pass a written (knowledge) test. If you pass, you will be issued a Minnesota Instruction Permit, which is valid for 2 years.

With an instruction permit, you may drive under the following conditions:

  • You must be accompanied by a licensed driver who's at least 21. This person must be sitting next to you in the front passenger seat, actively supervising your driving
  • Teen-aged drivers may not use a cell phone or any other wireless communication devices while driving
  • All passengers must be wearing seatbelts

Minnesota Provisional License

To become eligible to apply for a provisional driver's license, you need to meet the following prerequisites:

Be at least 16 years old

Have had your instruction permit for at least 6 months (with no traffic violations)

Your drivers education completion certificate

Completed 30 hours of supervised driving (10 of which must be at night). Keep a log of your driving practice and have your parents/guardians sign off on it.

When you're ready to get your provisional license, head back down to the local DVS office with your instruction permit and all other paperwork you took with you when you went to get your instruction permit. You will need cash on hand to pay another processing fee.

If you pass a road test, you will be issued your intermediate license, which is good for 2 years. With an intermediate license, the following restrictions still apply:

  • No using a cell phone while driving (with or without a hands-free device)
  • Everyone in the car must be buckled up!

After you've held your intermediate license for 12 months and maintained a clean driving record, you may apply for a full license. However, even with a full license, the following restrictions apply:

1st six (6) months:

  • No driving between 12 midnight and 5am unless you have a licensed driver who's 25 years old or older sitting in the front seat supervising you (exception is if you are driving to or from work, a school-sponsored event which did not offer transportation, or an emergency).
  • Only 1 passenger under the age of 20 is permitted to ride with you

2nd six (6) months:

  • You may only have up to 3 passengers who are under the age of 20 ride with you (unless your parent/guardian is with you).

Minnesota Auto Insurance & Financial Responsibility Laws

State law requires that you have at least a certain amount of auto insurance/liability coverage on any vehicle you drive. Any vehicle registered in Minnesota must be covered by Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance as well as liability insurance.

The minimum PIP coverage is as follows:

  • $40,000--personal injury (1 person)
  • $20,000--for hospital and medical expenses
  • $20,000--for non-medical expenses

The minimum liability coverage is as follows:

  • $30,000--personal injury (1 person)
  • $60,000--personal injury (2 or more persons)
  • $10,000--property damage

The minimum uninsured/underinsured coverage is as follows:

  • $25,000 for injury to one person
  • $50,000 for injury to two or more people
  • $25,000 for injuries to one person
  • $50,000 for injuries to two or more people

Driving without auto insurance coverage is a crime. If you are found to be driving while uninsured, you risk losing your license and paying a hefty fine.

Minnesota Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence of alcohol is strictly prohibited in Minnesota, and strictly enforced. The state's "Not A Drop" law states that your instruction permit or intermediate license will be taken away if a law-enforcement officer sees you driving without full control of your car.

Upon your FIRST Minnesota DUI conviction, you will face the following penalties:

  • 90 days in Jail
  • $1,000 fine
  • Suspension of your license for 6 to 12 months to
  • License reinstatement fee of $250-$430 plus the application fee
  • Ignition lock device will be installed on your vehicle

Further DUI convictions will result in even harsher penalties, including extended jail time, fines, and the revocation of your driver's license.

Minnesota Cell Phone & Text-Messaging Laws

State law prohibits the reading, composing, and sending of text-messages is while driving. Also, teen-aged drivers from using cell phones while driving (unless to call 911 in the event of an emergency).

Minnesota Online Driver Education

Teen-aged drivers in Minnesota are required to take a state-approved drivers education program. For more information regarding approved drivers ed courses, please visit the Minnesota DVS' website.


What is the best method of payment for's Minnesota online drivers ed course?
You may choose to pay with either credit card, check, online check, or money order for the Minnesota internet drivers ed course.  Or, you can select the “pay later” option, but payment must be received prior to taking the final examination.
After I complete the Minnesota online drivers ed course, when can I expect to receive my Minnesota online drivers ed certificate of completion?
It depends on whether you select regular US Mail or the Federal Express option when you register for the Minnesota online defensive driving course. offers several convenient options for shipping your Minnesota certificate of completion, including regular US Mail and Federal Express.  When you register for the online defensive driving course you will be asked to select your certificate of completion. If you select regular US Mail, your online Minnesota traffic school certificate will be delivered in 7-10 business days.  If you select Federal Express, you have the option of selecting Priority Overnight (by or before 10:30AM the next business morning), Standard Overnight (by or before 5PM the next business day), Second Day (by or before 5PM on the second business day), Express (by or before 5PM on the third business day), and if you complete your Minnesota online traffic school course on a Friday, we also offer delivery by or before 12PM on Saturday). 

Is's website secure if I want to either give out a credit card number or pay by check?
Yes! uses the very latest in SSL data encryption technology to make sure that your personal and payment information is 100% secure.   We offer payment by either credit card, check or online check, and all of these methods are 100% secure on our website.
How much do I need to pay for your Minnesota internet drivers ed course, and do you have any discounts?
The Minnesota online drivers ed course or new drivers course is $60.00.  Discounts may be available if you have a "refer a friend" discount code.
Can I take the Minnesota internet driver education course if I am 16 years old?
In most states, you must be at least 15 1/2 to take drivers ed for your learners permit.   Please check with the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Minnesota Department of Education, or Minnesota Department of Driver License Services to be sure that you are old enough to take Minnesota driver education.

Please be aware that although is sufficient for fulfilling driver education requirements in some states, in other states is only offered as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.  To find out if will meet your state's minimum driver education requirements, we recommend that you check with the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
I want to take your Minnesota internet drivers ed course. How many times will I be allowed to retake your Minnesota final exam if I don’t pass it the first time?
Once you finish the Minnesota drivers ed internet course, you must take a Minnesota final exam.  If you don't pass the Minnesota test on your first try, you can retake it as many times as you need until you pass!
When I pass the Minnesota online drivers ed course, will my parents get a Minnesota insurance discount from the Minnesota insurance provider?
In some states, insurance carriers do offer insurance discounts to families with teens who take a Minnesota online driver education course.  If you are not sure if your Minnesota insurance provider offers discounts for Minnesota teen drivers, then your parents should ask before you enroll in this Minnesota internet drivers education course.
Am I free to take the Minnesota drivers ed course from several computers, or does the entire course have to be taken on a single computer?
For your convenience, you’re free to take the Minnesota online driver education course from any computer you want. For example, it’s perfectly okay to take part of the Minnesota online drivers ed course at school and part of the Minnesota Learners permit course from home!  Any computer with internet access will work.
I may need to take breaks while taking the Minnesota internet drivers ed course. Can I start and stop the Minnesota online drivers education course, or do I have to take it all at once?
Yes, you can start and stop the Minnesota online drivers education course as often as needed.  Simply come back later, log back in, and you can pick up right from where you left off! is easy, fun and -- most importantly -- convenient!
What is the best way to ensure that I receive my Minnesota certificate within 2 business days of completing your Minnesota online drivers ed course?
How quickly you receive your Minnesota online drivers education certificate depends upon the shipping method that you select at registration.  We do offer expedited shipping through Federal Express, and with this service you can receive your Minnesota certificate in as little as 24 hours.
Will the Minnesota online drivers education course take very much time to finish?
You can expect to spend 30 hours taking's Minnesota online course for new drivers.  However, in some states where timers are not required you may not have to spend an entire 30 hours taking the course.

Please be aware that while in some states is sufficient for fulfilling your state's driver education requirements, in other states is offered only as a supplement to the actual driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.  To find out if will meet your state's minimum driver education requirements, please contact your local DMV/DVS office.
Is there any way that will give me my money back for the Minnesota online drivers ed course?
Yes. All you have to do is submit your refund request at any time prior to your Minnesota certificate of completion being shipped. Refund requests for the Minnesota online learners permit course are not allowed after that point. This is a more generous policy than offered by our competitors, who do not allow refund requests after a certain point in the Minnesota internet drivers ed course.
Due to my poor eyesight, I have a hard time reading large amounts of online text. What options does the Minnesota online driver education course on offer to help me?
If you have trouble reading large amounts of text, we strongly recommend that you order the “Read Along” feature that is specially designed for people in your situation. “Read Along” reads the material aloud while you follow along with the online class text. This feature can be ordering during registration for the Minnesota online learners permit class.
How can I be sure that the Minnesota online drivers ed course is approved in my state?
The Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) will be able to tell you whether will fulfill your state's driver education requirements or whether may be taken as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.
I plan to take the Minnesota learners permit test. Is there any Minnesota paperwork that I’ll need in order to do that?
In general, you need to have received a certificate of completion for a Minnesota driver's education class before you can be issued a learner's permit in Minnesota.

Again, this is a general rule and may not apply in Minnesota, so we suggest you contact your local Minnesota driver's license office and ask exactly what documentation you will be required to provide when you go to take your Minnesota learner's permit exam.
Do the Minnesota online drivers ed course quizzes count toward a percentage of my overall score for the course?
No, the Minnesota internet drivers ed course quizzes do not count toward the final exam grade.  However, they are meant to prepare you for the Minnesota online drivers ed course.  You will be able to go back and review the previous Minnesota internet drivers ed course chapter if you feel that you need to do so.
My older sister took her Minnesota driver education course in a classroom setting. Will taking driver education over the internet give me advantages that she didn't have?
Yes it will! With Minnesota online drivers ed at, there is no need to listen to dull lectures for hours at a time. Our Minnesota online courses allow students the freedom to learn how they want, where they want and when they want!  If your state does not approve online driver education, then you may be required to attend a Minnesota driver ed class. If that's the case, the Minnesota driver ed course offered by still makes an excellent learning tool by enhancing the things you learn in the classroom.
Is there any ID verification procedure when I take's new drivers' course?
Many states will not require ID verification when taking an online driver education course, although this can vary from state to state.  A few states may require us to verify your identity by, for example, asking you personal questios throughout the course.  The purpose of this is simply to verify that you are who you say you are.