Course Detail: DRIV - Driver's Education | age 15+

Are you ready to earn your driver's permit and learn to drive? Start by completing the 30 hours of classroom instruction required by the State of Minnesota in our interactive, engaging in-person or e-learning classrooms. Once you have your permit, schedule Behind-the-Wheel training from our State-licensed and certified instructors. Students must be 15 years old by the last day of classroom instruction. Students must have a Chromebook/laptop for the class. If you need to borrow a computer, please contact our office ASAP. 
Why choose Driver's Education through Community Education?
  • - Knowledgeable instructors who are licensed teachers with years of experience and training. They know the most effective ways to teach students and will help meet the learning needs of individual students.
  • - Multiple locations, dates and times that fit busy schedules.
  • - Flexible registration and payment plan. Please note: State law requires students be registered for Behind-the-Wheel before they can take the permit test. To be fully registered, full payment for Behind-the-Wheel must be received by the last classroom day.
  • - Take your permit test with us! ISD 728 Community Education has been approved as a Remote Web-based Knowledge Testing Site for the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles. As part of our Driver's Education package, you may take your Knowledge (permit) Test at Handke Center in Elk River. Just register with Community Education for your chosen date and time at no additional charge.
  • - Supportive and educational parent class offered multiple times and locations throughout the year. *Drivers under the age of 18 who complete Behind-the-Wheel instruction and are testing for a provisional driver's license MUST SUBMIT A DRIVING LOG. The driving log must show that the teen has completed at least 50 hours of supervised driving, 15 of which are nighttime hours. If a parent attends a parent class, the required number of supervised driving hours decreases to 40, 15 of which are nighttime hours.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: A chromebook/laptop is required for this course. Please contact the office if your student needs to borrow a computer. 

A few days prior to the start of class you will receive an additional email with information for your student to set up access to the Schoology course. If your student is not an ISD 728 student, you will receive an email with the access code to join the Schoology course.

FOR E-LEARNING CLASSES: All classroom materials will need to be picked up from Handke Center, located at 1170 Main Street, Elk River, NO EARLIER THAN 1 WEEK BEFORE THE START OF THE COURSE. Course material pick-up times are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. If these pick-up times do not work for you, please contact the Community Education office by calling 763-241-3520 or emailing

Information will be sent home with your student or emailed regarding the Driving Log, the parent class and Behind-the-Wheel scheduling. If planning to attend a free parent class, please RSVP by contacting Community Education at (763) 241-3520.

Complete Training Package: $369; beginning Jan 1, 2024 package cost is $379 and includes Knowledge (Permit) Test fee
Payment plan available: $169 due at registration; $200 by last class 
Classroom instruction only: $130
Behind-the-Wheel training only: $280 (Call 763-241-3520 to register.)
Spanish-speaking instructor available for Behind-the-Wheel -- call our office for details!

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