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Title: Commercial Driver Training School License
Alternate Title:
Description: Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Subject: Commercial Drivers
Schools
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:11:56 PM
Modification Date: 3/6/2024 1:45:27 PM
Agency Name: Public Safety (DPS), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: https://dps.mn.gov
Agency Description: 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.
Agency Phone: 651-201-7000
Agency Fax: Agency URL: https://dps.mn.gov
Agency Address: Public Safety (DPS), Minnesota Dept. of
445 Minnesota Street

St. Paul
MN
55101
Division Name: Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS)
Division URL: https://onlineservices.dps.mn.gov/EServices/_/
Division Description:
Division Phone: 651-297-3298 Driver Services
651-297-2126 Vehicle Services
Division Fax: Division URL: https://onlineservices.dps.mn.gov/EServices/_/
Division Address:
445 Minnesota St., Suite 190

St. Paul
MN 55101-5190

Unit Name: Driver Educator Office
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 651-201-7626
Unit Fax: 651-296-5316
Contact person(s):
Unit URL:
Audience: Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:
Requirements:

School Requirements
To qualify for a commercial driver training school license the following requirements must be met before a driving school can open for business.

 You must:

   • Submit an application and the license fee of $150 to the Driver and Vehicle Services Division (DVS)
   • Post a surety bond as specified in Minn. Rules 7411.0275, and submit the original bond form to DVS
   • Own or lease an administrative office as specified in Minn. Rules 7411.0345
   • Comply with the instruction location requirements in Minn. Rules 7411.0355
   • Provide a copy of a lease or agreement for instruction location use to DVS
   • Submit the classroom and behind-the-wheel curriculum to DVS for approval
   • Submit an example of the student contract to DVS
   • Provide an insurance certificate for driver education vehicles to DVS
   • Provide a vehicle inspection form for training vehicles that are more than six years old 

Note: No permanent or temporary program location may be within 150 feet of a site where any part of a driver’s license examination is administered. 

Instructor Requirements
To become an instructor in a commercial driver training school, you must meet the eligibility and training requirements as specified in Minn. Rules 7411.0620 - .0690

Vehicle Requirements
   • Vehicles used for driver training instruction must comply with the requirements specified in Minn. Rules 7411.0850 
   • Vehicles used for driver training instruction must comply with the insurance requirements specified in Minn. Rules 7411.0270

A copy of the Driver Education Minn. Rules 7411.0100 - .2000 may be obtained from any public library where these rules are on file. They can also be accessed online at Minn. Rules 7411
Copies of the Rules will not be mailed to you

Refer to:

View the MN Dept. of Public Safety driver's manuals:

Minnesota Driver's Manual

Minneosta Driver's Manual  or El Manual Del Conductor De Minnesota (Spanish Driver's Manual) El Manual Del Conductor De Minnesota (Spanish Driver's Manual)

See Class D Driver's Manual

The Driver's license manual is a summary of Minnesota's motor vehicle and licensure requirements. For complete standards, consult the state statutes and rules. 

Driver's Manual Audio Files

Minnesota Class D Driver's Manual Audio Files (In English):

Motorcycle Manual Audio Files

Minnesota Motorcycle Manual Audio Files (In English):

1 - Introduction to Minnesota Motorcycle Manual (5:25)
2 - Skills Test Checklist (1:34)
3 - Preface (14:26
4 - Motorized Bicycle and Moped (6:46)
5 - MN Rider Training and Education (1:16)
6 - Motorcycle Operating Manual - Intro (19:33)
7 - Motorcycle Operating Manual - pgs. 1-15 (21:10)
8 - Motorcycle Operating Manual - pgs. 16-24 (20:40)
9 - Motorcycle Operating Manual - pgs. 25-32 (20:26)
10 - Motorcycle Operating Manual - pgs. 32-38 (19:40)
11 - Motorcycle Operating Manual - pgs. 39-41 (17:02)
12 - Three-Wheel Supplement (18:19)
13 - Hand Signals (1:49)
14 - Two-Wheel Skill Test (2:44)
15 - Three-Wheel Skill Test (2:39)
16 -T-CLOCS Pre-Ride Checklist (8:19)

Commercial Driver Training School, Instructor, and Vehicle Requirements

Minnesota Commercial Driver's Manual

Minneosta Driver's Manual 

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Manual Audio Files

Minnesota CDL Manual Audio Files (In English):

The Driver's license manuals are a summary of Minnesota's motor vehicle and licensure requirements. For complete standards, consult the state statutes and rules.

 


Rules: 7411.0100 - .2000

Statutes: 171.33
169.974

Forms:

Bond of Commercial Driver Training School

Application for Driver's Training Instructor License (PS36008)

Application for Commercial Driver Training School License (PS36275)

Driver Educator Crash/Violation Report

Driver Education Vehicle Insurance Certificate

Application for Driver Education Program Approval (PS36010)

Driver Educator Sample Agreement Contract

Driver Education Motorcycle Insurance Certificate

Driver Education Class D Vehicle Inspection Form

Application and forms are available at Driver Educator - All Instructors


Fees:

Initial and Renewal Commercial School License Annual Fee: $150   

Duplicate Commercial School License:
 $25

Initial and Renewal Commercial Instructor License Annual Fee: $50

Duplicate Commercial Instructor License: $5


Period of Issuance:

Period of time that elapses before a license can be issued depends largely on how quickly applicant can meet the requirements; i.e., pass the test, obtain bond, have vehicle ready for inspection, etc..

School locations in greater Minnesota may require additional time for travel arrangements for testing and inspection. See Minn. Stat. § 171.05, .33-.41

One year from date of issuance.


Length of Determination: Ten days to one month.
Other Info:
Activity: Schools
Commercial Drivers
Commercial Driver Training
Motor Vehicle
License Detail URL:

Driver and Vehicle Services

MN Dept. of Public Safety (DPS)

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