Behind-the-Wheel

  • The Driver Education office remains closed at this time.  Previously scheduled behind-the-wheel lessons are cancelled and no new lessons or enrollments will be scheduled at this time.

     

    Behind-the-Wheel Practice – ADULTS

    $120; Course #2505

    For adults (18 years and older) with a valid driver's permit who need additional practice driving behind-the-wheel in preparation for their license exam. Students will drive one-on-one with an instructor in a SPPS District vehicle for a 2-hour lesson.  Upon registering, students will be assigned to an instructor and their specific lesson date/time will be arranged with the instructor. Students have 6 months from the date of registration to complete their behind-the-wheel lesson. Additional hours (2-hour increments) may be purchased.  

     


    Behind-the Wheel Practice – TEENS

    $90; Course #2511

    For teens (15-17 years old) with a valid driver's permit who have completed their state-required 6 hours of behind-the-wheel but need additional practice driving in preparation for their license exam. Students will drive one-on-one with an instructor in a SPPS District vehicle for a 2-hour lesson.  Upon registering, students will be assigned to an instructor and their specific lesson date/time will be arranged with the instructor. Students have 6 months from the date of registration to complete their behind-the-wheel lesson. Additional hours (2-hour increments) may be purchased.

     


    Behind-the-Wheel Instruction – State-Required 6 hours

    $270; Course #2509

    For teens (15-17 years old) who have completed the 30-hours of classroom instruction with another organization and need to complete the state-required 6-hours of behind-the-wheel lessons.  Student must provide proof of classroom completion (“Letter of Completion”) from the organization where they took the class and may also need to show their blue card or permit before registering.  Students will drive one-on-one with an instructor in a SPPS District vehicle for a total of 6 hours.  Upon registering, students will be assigned to an instructor and their specific lesson dates/times will be arranged with the instructor. Students have 18 months from the date of registration to complete their behind-the-wheel lessons. 

     


    Behind-the-Wheel Procedures and Cancellation Fees

    • Students will arrange a pick up and drop off location with the instructor. Students who live outside of St. Paul need to make arrangements to begin and end their lesson in St. Paul. 
    • Please allow several weeks after registering to complete your behind-the-wheel lesson.  (Instructors likely will not be able to accomodate 'last minute' requests.)
    • A $50 cancellation fee will be fined to students who do not show for their scheduled lesson, who cancel their lesson with less than a 24-hour notice, and to students who do not have their permit with them in the vehicle for their lesson. Students cannot continue with their behind-the-wheel lessons until the fee is paid.
    • Refunds will not be issued after lessons have been completed or after the completion deadline has passed.
    • Parent/guardian signature is required on the registration form for permission for teen students to take behind-the-wheel.
  • Behind-the-Wheel Registration