Update from MN Department of Public Safety - Driver Vehicle Services

Minnesotans will need to book appointments online at drive.mn.gov. The appointment-scheduling tool will be available beginning Friday, July 10. Beginning July 13, DVS exam stations will not accept walk-ins for class D knowledge tests; an appointment will be required.  On the website, select Schedule or Reschedule an Exam. 

Road tests continue to require an appointment and can be scheduled on the same page. 

Commercial knowledge testing and the motorcycle knowledge test will continue to be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.



These exam station locations are open: St. Paul, Arden Hills, Anoka, Eagan, Plymouth, Rochester, Mankato, Marshall, Willmar, Detroit Lakes, St. Cloud, Duluth, Grand Rapids, and Bemidji. Exam stations are only offering a certain number of knowledge tests at one time in order to maintain social distancing in light of COVID-19.


Come prepared

Minnesotans will be required to complete a wellness screening before entering the exam station and should come prepared.

·         Wear a face mask (required).

·         Bring required documents.

·         Know your social security number.

·         Bring check, cash or money order to pay the instruction permit fee and the retesting fee, if applicable.

o    There is a $10 test fee for third or subsequent knowledge tests after failing the first two.

·         If you are younger than 18:

o    You must be at least 15 years old.

o   Bring your certificate of enrollment (blue card) proving that you completed classroom instruction and are signed up for behind-the-wheel instruction

o   A parent, court-appointed guardian, county-appointed foster parent or the director of the transitional living program you reside in will need to come with to sign and approve your application.

o    If completed, bring the supplemental parental curriculum completion certificate. In RLF, this was cancelled due to COVID requirements for 2020.  You do not have one if you took the classroom sessions this year.  It has not yet been rescheduled.



D'Anne Johnson



RLF Drivers Ed Instructor