Want to get your Minnesota driver’s license? Aceable’s Minnesota Permit Test Prep can help you ace the permit exam. This drivers ed course will teach you the rules of the road whenever and wherever you want. You’ll get 20 levels of interactive lessons and unlimited practice tests designed to prepare you for the Minnesota written knowledge exam.
Important: This is NOT a state-approved course and will not fulfill the drivers ed requirement for Minnesota applicants under age 18. Aceable’s Minnesota Permit Test Prep is a mobile study aid. It’s the perfect course for busy adults and a great study tool for teens.
HOW TO GET YOUR MINNESOTA DRIVER’S LICENSE (AGES 15-17)
- Enroll in a DPS-approved drivers ed course (classroom and behind-the-wheel).
- Gather up your paperwork to bring to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) office. You’ll need to bring the following: application signed by your parent or guardian, proof of your identity and age, and payment for the DPS fee ($14.25). Find examples of acceptable ID documents here.
- Get your Instruction Permit by passing a vision test and knowledge test at your local DPS office. You must be at least 15 years old.
- Carry your Instruction Permit while you rack up 50 or more behind-the-wheel practice hours with your parent or other licensed driver who is at least 21 years old. Make sure 15 of those hours are at night. Keep a log of your practice times. If your primary driving supervisor takes the optional 90-minute parent class, you can do 40 hours of practice instead of 50.
- You’re ready to schedule your road test once you’ve had your permit for six months (with a clean driving record) and are at least 16. Gather all the documents you’ll need to bring: your permit, proof that you completed classroom AND behind-the-wheel drivers ed, your supervised driving hours log, and an application signed by your parent.
- Pass the behind-the-wheel driving test and pay the DPS fee ($17.25) to get your Provisional License.
- You can switch to a regular driver license when you turn 18. You may qualify to get your restrictions lifted earlier, at age 17. You must hold your Provisional License for 12 months straight without any convictions involving alcohol, controlled substances, or crashing your vehicle. Only one conviction for a moving violation that is not crash-related is allowed. All you have to do is complete an application, pay the required fee, and have your parent or guardian certify that you’ve had at least 10 hours of supervised driving with your Provisional License.
HOW TO GET YOUR MINNESOTA DRIVER’S LICENSE (AGE 18 AND UP)
- Get your paperwork together. You’ll need to bring these things to the DPS office: complete application, proof of your identity, Social Security number, proof of lawful presence in the U.S, and payment for the fee ($14.25). Find examples of acceptable documents here.
- Visit your DPS office to take the vision screening and written knowledge test. When you pass, you’ll be issued an Instruction Permit.
- Practice driving under the supervision of a licensed adult. You must hold your permit for six months if you’re 18. If you’re 19 or older, three months is the minimum.
- Pass a road skills test and pay the DPS fee ($26.25) to get your regular driver license. If you’re under 21, your driver license will expire on your 21st birthday. Congrats!