State Approved Course!
Minnesota teens must take Driver Education. You are required to take it through your public school or from a commercial driving school.
Driver Ed in a Box® is approved by the Minnesota DVS Office of Driver Education if your teen is home schooled. If your teen is home schooled, Driver Ed in a Box® will satisfy all of their classroom driver education needs and at the same time teach them to become a safe, collision-free driver. After completing the classroom requirements, they must complete 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction from an approved provider.
Teen drivers may apply for a permit at the age of 15, with the approval of a parent or legal guardian. Minnesota requires that all teens under 18 complete 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours behind-the-wheel driving instruction from an approved high school or commercial driver education course.
Driver Ed in a Box® gives you the tools to work with your teen during the permit stage. Minnesota requires you spend a minimum of 30 hours supervising your teen driver during the permit time. Our course will guide you past the handling skills learned in traditional driver education, giving you the tools you need to teach the skills your teen driver needs to become a safe, collision-free driver. By combining the 30 hours Minnesota requires with the tools you receive in Driver Ed in a Box®, you will help your teen build the habits of safe, collision-free driving. Driver Ed in a Box® creates habits that are proven to be effective.
The Driver Ed in a Box® program gives you the tools to master the skills of each section of driving (we break it down to Parking Lot, Neighborhood, Two Lane and Four Lane Light Traffic, Freeway, Rural and Heavy Traffic). With our checklist and audio CDs, it allows the student to master the skills required in each area at their own pace before moving on to the next section. Once you have had your permit a minimum of 6 months and are at least 16 (Minnesota state requirements), you can go to the local driver license examiner and take your road test.
Parents using Driver Ed in a Box® to work directly with their teen and supervise their progress ensures the safest teen drivers on the road.
“The materials are very thorough, progressive in learning and easy to use, not only for the student but also for the parent. What I found to be so positive is the strategic guidelines set up for the instructing parent to use for the in-vehicle training. It helps to eliminate the practice of just driving aimlessly around and completing the time requirements of the graduated licensing laws.” – Deb Carlson, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
“I felt this was an excellent program in which everything is covered (and then some).” – Susan Hamilton, Eagan, Minnesota
“Excellent. Very helpful in how to communicate effectively with your teen. The audio & video tapes gave clear instructions and demonstrations.” – Florence Mundt, Utica, Minnesota
“What I liked the best about the curriculum was how each new chapter included a little review of what was covered in the previous chapter. This helped me to maintain all the materials I learned throughout the course of my studies.” – Rachel Lea Dickinson, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
“Excellent. I liked the program for its thoroughness. The flexibility of going at our own pace was wonderful.” – L.L., Ham Lake, Minnesota