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Driver Education Program

Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Agency contact information:

Public Safety (DPS), Minnesota Department of
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 201-7000 | (651) 282-6555 (TTY)
Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS)
445 Minnesota St., Suite 190, St. Paul, MN 55101-5190 | (651) 297-5029 | (651) 282-6555 (TTY)
Driver Educator Office
(651) 201-7625
(651) 296-5316 (fax)
Contact Info: Don Hoechst, Driver Education Coordinator

Website:

Driver and Vehicle Services

Online Services


The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) is responsible for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement, Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS), Emergency Communication Networks, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Office of Justice Programs, State Fire Marshal, Pipeline Safety, State Highway Patrol, Capitol Security and Traffic Safety.

Statutes:

Minn. Stats. 169
171

Rules:

MINNESOTA RULES 7411. and 8710.4350

Forms:

Driver Education Program Approval Application (PS36010)

Driver Training Instructors License Application (PS36008)

Home School Driver Educator Materials

Application forms are available on the MN Dept. of Public Safety website, Driver and Vehicle Services section at Driver Educator Forms

Requirements:

Driver Education Curriculum

Permanent Rules Governing Curriculum for Driver Education Programs

Adopted Exempt Rules Governing Curriculum for Driver Education Programs


Summary:  The amendment to Minn. Rules 7411.0515, subpart 2, is amended to include mandatory instruction on carbon monoxide poisoning.  The rules are needed to comply with Minn. Stat. §  70  requiring this change to driver education curriculum by January 1, 2012.   
 
Amendments to Rules Relating to Curriculum for Driver Education Programs, Minn. Rules 7411.0515.

Fee:

$150 + $15 surcharge fee

Licensing surcharge to be assessed

The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.