Class D Written Test

The License Center offers testing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments can be made up to 30 days in advance.

Walk ins will be accepted with priority given to those with appointments. Walk ins are accepted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 

8am-10am and 1pm-2:30pm.

****No testing is offered at the License Center on Mondays or Fridays****

The Wright County License Center is not able to do Road/Skills Tests per state statute.

The Wright County License Center is an approved third-party proctor for Class D (Permit) Written Exams.  There is a $10 fee to take the test at our location.  The knowledge test is offered electronically only, and it can be taken in English or Spanish. There is a 30 minute time limit to take the test per State guidelines once the applicant begins the test. 

The Class D written knowledge exam is needed for new drivers wanting to obtain a Minnesota Instruction Permit, current drivers transferring their expired out of state license to Minnesota, current drivers under the age of 21 transferring their out of state license to Minnesota, or current Minnesota residents whose driver’s license or permit has been expired for more than one calendar year.  

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Effective August 1, 2023:

  • Anyone 21 years of age or older that has a valid, unexpired out of state driver’s license will no longer be required to take the class D knowledge test or motorcycle knowledge test. 
  • Commercial drivers who want to transfer a school bus or hazmat endorsement onto their new Minnesota license are still required to pass the endorsement exam prior to applying for the license. 
  • Anyone under the age of 21 years old who holds a valid out of state driver’s license must complete a class D knowledge test. If they hold a valid motorcycle endorsement, they will also be required to take the motorcycle knowledge test. 
  • Anyone that holds a valid out of state instruction permit will be required to take the class D knowledge test no matter their age. 

Everyone must provide proper identification documents and their social security number prior to taking the exam. In most cases, a Primary Document will be your certified birth certificate or current US passport along with your social security card would acceptable proof documents. Any certified name change documents such as Marriage Certificates or Court Ordered Name Changes are required if your name on your primary document does not match your current name. You can find the full acceptable requirements list here:

For applicants under 18 years old, the ‘Blue Card’ from the mandatory classroom course is also a requirement.  For drivers transferring their license from another state, you must provide your current driver's license or driving record.  

You can also view sample questions: Class D Sample Questions

  • Applicants can only take one test per day statewide. If the applicant fails the test, they would need to wait until the next business day to take another test. 
  • If you have taken and failed the Class D Knowledge Exam three times, you are required to test at a state exam station only for all additional tests. 
  • All road tests are by appointment at State Exam locations only in accordance with state statute.
  • If you need to take a Commercial Driver License Written Exam or a Motorcycle Permit Written Exam these are provided by limited walk-in service at State Exam Stations only.
  • If you need to schedule a written or a road test at a State Exam Station, you will need to call 651-284-1234. This is a state-wide scheduling number. You will be asked to choose the location of your exam. You may also schedule online at

The Wright County License Center offers printed driver’s manuals for a fee.

Class D: $5
Motorcycle: $5
Commercial: $10

The electronic version of the driver’s manuals can also be found online at