For persons under 18 years of age at the time of the road test, the Provisional License is Phase 2 of the GDL system. This license is valid for two years from the application date and has restrictions regarding nighttime driving and passenger limitations that do not apply to a full driver's license. See the Minnesota Driver's Manual (PDF) for additional information.
To qualify for the Provision License:
Be at least 16 years of age
Complete the classroom and behind-the-wheel phases of driver education
Have held an instruction permit for six months with no convictions for moving or alcohol / controlled-substance violations
Submit a Supervised Driving Log or a driving log that shows you have completed at least 50 hours of supervised driving, 15 hours which are nighttime hours
Have passed a road test
Applicants under 18 years of age must have the application signed by a parent or guardian. Your Social Security Number is required on the application.
Provisional upgrade to Under 21 with NO violations $37.50