Total Control Driving Academy

Classroom & behind-the-wheel for teens & adults

Where are you located?

405 East Central Ave Suite 105

Saint Michael, MN 55376

In the Colonial Mall, enter by the Post Office

 

554 3rd Street NW Suite 103

Elk River, Mn 55330

How old do I have to be to register for the classroom instruction?

You need to be at least 14 1/2 years old to take the class.

Is training available for any age?

Yes. Please call to inquire.

Can I take behind-the-wheel training with Total Control Driving Academy regardless of where I took the classroom training?

Yes. We will request a letter of classroom completion and provide you with your Blue Card. Call us for details.

What do I need to bring to classroom instruction?

You may bring a drink and small snacks if you would like. Everything else is provided.

What should I bring to my behind-the-wheel lesson?

You MUST have your permit, sunglasses or a hat are helpful and wear appropriate shoes. Tennis shoes are best. No sandles/flip-flops.

What happens if I miss a classroom session?

Make-up sessions are available.

What do I need to know about my Behind-the-Wheel lessons?
It consists of 3 (2 hour) sessions for a total of 6 hours. Your first lesson should take place 4-6 weeks after you receive your permit. A minimum of 30 days should be between lessons to allow for practice. All sessions must be completed within 12 months of the student receiving their permit.
How much practice driving do I need to take the road test?

A minimum of 50 hours with a licensed driver at least 21 years of age. 10 of those hours should be night driving.

What happens if I miss a behind-the-wheel appointment?

A missed appointment can be made up. A 24-hour notice is required or an additional fee may be charged.

What do I need to know about scheduling a permit test?

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm.  No appointment is
necessary, but arrive before 3:30pm to ensure availability.  Bring
your blue slip, identification, social security number, corrective
lenses (if needed), and payment for the permit application.

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What should I bring with me to take the permit test?
  1. Birth certificate
  2. Social security number
  3. Proof of classroom program completion
  4. Parent or guardian
  5. Cash or Check (no credit cards)
What do I need to know about scheduling a road test?

Tests can be scheduled over the phone at 651-284-1000 or
online at
http://www.mndriveinfo.org.  You will need your permit
number, date of birth, and a daytime phone number to schedule.

Where can I take the permit and road test?
  1. Anoka (763) 422-3401
  2. Buffalo (763) 682-3963
  3. Arden Hills (651) 639-4057
  4. Plymouth (952) 476-3042
  5. St. Cloud (320) 255-3044

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What should I bring with me for the road test?
  1. Instruction permit
  2. Social security number
  3. Proof of insurance for the vehicle to be used in the road test
  4. Proof of driver education
  5. Parent or guardian
  6. Cash or check (no credit cards)
  7. The vehicle used to take the test must open from both the inside and outside.  The headlights, taillights, turn signals, and brake lights must be in working order. Seat belts must work properly.
  8. Supervised Driving Log, completed