At Bemidji Driving School we strive to make sure that student’s have a great experience in learning how to drive. We offer in classroom time and behind the wheel training. If you are looking for the right choice, it's Bemidji Driving School. We are the only locally owned and operated driving school in Bemidji and We have been here for over 25 years. Bemidji Driving School is fun, safe and offers a quality drivers education program. Our instructors are compassionate and patient with the students. Our goal is to have each student succeed and learn safe driving habits.
Our instructors have passed FBI / BCA background checks and are licensed by the State of Minnesota.
In order for a student to obtain a Minnesota Driver's License they first must complete 30 in classroom hours. (Days and hours may vary) See Schedule for exact dates.
After completing the in classroom hours, the student then receives a BLUE CARD from Bemidji Driving School. Once the student has received the BLUE CARD, they can go take their written permit test at the Exam Office in Bemidji. Student must be 15 years of age at the time of taking the written test and have 2 forms of ID.
No appointment is necessary to take the written test. Contact the Exam Office at 755-3956 for more information.
Once the student receives a driver's permit, they are required to complete 50 hours of drive time (from the time the student receives their driver's permit until the time of the road test), 10 of which are at night, with their parents, guardian, or anyone 21 and older. They are also required to receive 6 hours of behind the wheel training from a certified driving instructor. Once the 6 hours of behind the wheel training is completed, your student will receive a WHITE CARD from their instructor. Bemidji Driving School offers this service by appointment only. We offer a variety of times to fit your schedule..... Call today 218-759-2684. The Bemidji Driving School will return your call as soon as possible. Please leave your name, phone number and preference of drive time and we will call you back to schedule the behind the wheel training hours.
We appreciate any questions you may have.
Once your student has received their driver's permit there is a mandatory 6 month waiting period before they can take the road test. Unless they are taking the test for a farmer's license. The 6 hours of behind the wheel training must also be completed before taking the road test. Student's must schedule an appointment with the Exam office by calling 755-3956 to take the road test and receive their driver's license.
BEHIND THE WHEEL INFORMATION
1. During the school year, your behind the wheel instructor will pick you up at your applicable school. If home schooled, your behind the wheel instructor will meet you at the office located.
2. For summer hours, your behind the wheel instructor will meet you at the office.
If during the school year there are any late starts/early dismissals, drive times will be affected and will be canceled. Check your local listings for weather related announcements.
IN CLASS ROOM TRAINING WILL BE HELD AT THE BEMIDJI DRIVING SCHOOL'S NEW LOCATION - 509 BELTRAMI AVE, BEMIDJI, MN 56601.
September Class times are 3:30pm - 6:30pm - September 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 25th, and 26th.
October Class times are 3:30pm - 6:30pm - October 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th.
November Class times are 3:30pm - 6:30pm - November 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th, and 21st.
December Class times are 3:30pm - 6:30pm - December 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th and 19th.
January Class times are 3:30pm - 6:30pm (Exception January 15th 11am - 2pm) January 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th.
Requirements for Written Permit Test • Must be 15 Years of Age
• 2 Forms of ID
• 30 Hours In Classroom
• Blue Card
Students are required to complete 50 hours of drive time (from the time the student receives their paper permit until the time of the road test), 15 of which are at night , with their parents, guardian, or anyone 21 and older. Please note that if the parent program is completed, the required driving time is 40 hours instead of 50 which 15 of the hours are to be at night.
Requirements for Road Test • Instruction Permit • White Card • 6 Month Waiting Period (After receiving drivers permit)
Bemidji Driving School encourages everyone to continue to bring in donations for the Humane Society and Food Drive.
Behind the wheel instruction $300.00
If the student has taken the in classroom outside of Bemidji Driving School, the price is $350
Adults (18 and Older) is $75.00 per hour
In classroom $150.00
To book a road test online, visit www.dvs.dps.mn.gov or call 218-308-2940.
Here is a list of items that the Beltrami Humane Society is in need of:
Puppy Food, Kitten Food, Peanut Butter, Pill Pockets, Raw Hides, Stuffed Animals, and other toys for dogs.
Over 2014 pounds of food donated to the Bemidji Area Food Shelf. Thank you!
Behind The Wheel Training Coming Soon!
We accept cash, check, or money orders
Bemidji Driving School's Drivers Education Program is more than just the basics. We offer a highly qualified and professional necessary service. Students are given an exciting, safe learning experience while developing superior driving skills. Students will gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and profiency necessary to meet the Minnesota State requirements for obtaining their driver's license.
To register for in class room training or behind the wheel, please call Bemidji Driving School at 218-759-2684.
1. Explain where the vehicles controls are and what they do.
2. Have your child start driving in a quiet area. For example: the Industrial Park or residential areas; then progress to downtown and let your new driver get as much practice as possible.
3. Remember, your child is probably going to be nervous and the more encouragement you give them, the more confidence they will have and the better they will do.
PARENT & STUDENT CLASSROOM COMMENTS:
"I liked learning with Lisa" -Chris W.
"I was glad you give a discount for the food shelf and humane society" -K.P.
"I liked your stories" -Valerie W.
"I like the people, Lisa, the drunk googles and simulator" -M. L.
"I like it when the guest speakers came in" Briana
"It was fun while being educational" Anonymous
"The friendly teachers" Ethan
"It was fun and interesting" Anonymous
"Drunk Goggles" Anonymous
"The information was easy to understand" Jacob A
"I like the movies you get to see and the real life situations" Anonymous
PARENT & STUDENT BEHIND THE WHEEL COMMENTS:
"Thank you very much for helping me pass my drivers test! I wouldn't have passed without you!" -Sarah S.
"Excellent teacher! Very patient and very clear. Lisa gave me good advice that helped me on the real test!" -Geraldine Carstens
"Thanks for teaching me to drive in a safe manner" Avery
"I was much more confident taking my road test after driving with Lisa" Grant
"I thank you for the fantastic job you did with our son and the one-on-one and he enjoyed the CR. He passed his test on his first time" Cheryl, Bob & son Chris
"Your pleasant cheerful manner really built up his self confidence and improved his awareness of some little details" Cindy
"Shelby enjoyed drivers education and keeps correcting my old habits" Kristen
Bemidji Driving School
509 Beltrami Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601
We are located in Down Town Bemidji
Lisa Wallin-Owner & Instructor
Car Rental Available