Driver’s Education

Driver’s Education:

Interested in signing your teen up for a Winter 2020-21 Driver’s Ed Class?  Join the interest list today!  

> Winter 2020-21 Intrest List

Note: 6 hours Behind the Wheel scheduled upon successful completion of classroom instruction.

This Driver’s Education program for youth ages 15+ is the ONLY local Driver’s Education Program taught by experienced School District teachers Vicki Davis, Nathan Neuman, Erik Dietz, and Ryan Redetzke.   We offer one-on-one, behind-the-wheel sessions allowing for personalized instruction and thorough parent communication.  No multi-student behind the wheel in our cars!

The classroom portion consists of 30 hours of classroom teaching, plus 6 hours of behind-the-wheel is scheduled following successful completion of the classroom portion. This program is approved by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Behind-the-Wheel no shows:  there is a $50 fee payable to Hastings Community Education for any unexcused absence of behind-the-wheel training. This fee must be paid prior to scheduling another session with instructor, who will accept the fee from you. Students are scheduled for behind-the-wheel according to birth date; oldest first.

Parents and students can expect high-quality preparation for the new driver, with emphasis on mastery of material.  Students will take practice tests, including a practice permit test to prepare them for the test at the driver’s exam station.

 The road to your driver’s permit and license begins with Hastings Community Education’s Driver’s Ed!

Here’s what you have to do!

  • Register TODAY for Driver’s Education online at, enter Driver’s Ed in the search box; visit us at Tilden Community Center, 310 River Street; call 651-480-7670.  Successfully finish the classroom portion of Driver’s Education.
  • When completed, you will receive your blue card to take with you to the Driver’s Exam Station, 1355 S Frontage Rd #150, to take your permit test.  You will also need to bring along:
    • a primary identification, such as your birth certificate or passport
    • secondary identification, such as your school ID
    • your Social Security number
  • After passing your permit test, you will be issued your permit which you need to have prior to starting behind the wheel.
  • Behind the Wheel must be completed within 2 years after finishing the classroom, or you will have to re-pay the BTW fee ($280.00).
  • Your Driver’s Education teacher will call to schedule your six hours of 1 on 1 behind the wheel instruction.

We also offer a yearly Parent Education class in May of each year to help parents in their important role of supporting their student in learning to become a safe driver.

NEW!   Graduated Driver License Law

Tilden Community Center

310 River Street
Hastings, MN 55033
651-480-7670 Main Registrar Office
651-480-7680 Fax

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