ADULT/TEEN DRIVER'S EDUCATION
Opening the door to freedom and safety
Driving Instruction options
registration info for students who need road training and have not attended our classroom training.
There is a lot of information on this page. Please read over it in detail so you are familiar with the training process as well as options available to you.
EDI has been working with New Driver's of all ages for the last 12 years. Our program is the preferred choice do to the quality of training we provide. We are not teaching you how to pass the State Road Test, we are educating you to become the most observant, safest and smartest driver you can be. Our instructors are the best in the industry and want you to become your best. Must be able to speak and understand English and be ready to learn to be a safe driver. We are here to help!
EDI cares about your road safety. 95% of our students take our full training which includes the 30 hours of classroom and 6 hours of road training. These students thrive as new driver's because of this process. As an adult or teen that has taken training elsewhere, you have missed a lot of the academic side that EDI is so well known for. Nonetheless, EDI want's you to succeed so we highly recommend you to take our EDI Focused Driver Course (1-hour video course) prior to starting any training with EDI. This cost is $40 and can be added to the package of your choosing at time of registration. This is not required, however will help you get more out of your training with EDI.
When you pay for driving hours, you have 12 months from the date of purchase to use those driving hours. Refunds will be pro-rated from the date of purchase, no refund will be given once your 12-month contract has expired.
Important Note: If you already have an account with EDI we only need payment for additional training time. Please do not register again or your log in information will not work.
How to get started:
There are two steps that need to happen to get set up for training with EDI.
1) Fill out the Registration Form by clicking the Red Registration Button Below.
2) Make payment either at the time of Registration or using the Payment Link Below.
Once you register and payment is received for the desired training we will send you an email with log in information. (Keep in mind our office is only staffed M-F 8am - 2pm, so if you register after those hours you may not get the activation email until the following day)
Click on the "Student Login" tab above and enter your log information.
We do not schedule driving hours over the phone or email to avoid any miscommunication in scheduling. We use an automated system to simplify the scheduling process. We do provide home/work pickup within the city limits of Rochester, however there is a charge of $10 for pickup and $10 charge for drop-off outside of our facility. You can select your pickup location when you schedule your driving online.
2 - hour Driving Lesson $100.00
This is usually a good place to start if you are not sure how much training you will need. If you want more driving lessons after the initial one we would just need payment (no need to register). We offer pickup and drop-off at home, school or work for a charge of $20 p/lesson. This is paid at the time of the lesson. We prefer you to meet the instructor at the Office. If you can meet the instructor at our office for your lesson there is no charge.
We highly recommend you take our online Focused Driver course before starting lessons with EDI. This will help you better prepare for your lesson and allow EDI to get more out of your time with us.
6 Hour Package = Three 2 - hour Driving Lesson $295.00
This is package is designed for adults who want some extra time to build more confidence and understanding of the rules of the road. This is broken down into three 2-hour sessions. We offer pickup and drop-off at home, school or work for a charge of $20 p/lesson. This is paid at the time of the lesson. If you can meet the instructor at our office for your lesson there is no charge.
We highly recommend you take our online Focused Driver course before starting lessons with EDI. This will help you better prepare for your lesson and allow EDI to get more out of your time with us. (303.85 paying by Credit Card)
Online EDI - The Focused Driver $40.00
This online course takes 1 hour to complete and will better prepare you for what to expect during your driving lesson with an EDI instructor. We cover basic and advanced maneuvers in this video that will built understanding, confidence and comfort when behind the wheel.
Other EDI Tools to help skill development
These options can be purchased at time of registration or anytime afterwards.
The Award Winning
EDI's - The Winter Driver
DVD - $35.00 free shipping
Winter Driving is the most challenging environment for all driver's. This DVD will prepare them with knowledge and practice techniques to keep them safe. Insurance discount for taking course!
Magnet Bumper Sticker $15.00
New Driver's will find it more difficult when other driver's are not as patient with their apprehensiveness while learning. Help them understand by letting them know your a new driver. Free shipping
Road Test Prep
1-hour - $70.00
The State Road test can be nerve racking due to the unknown. "Am I ready?", "What will they test me on?", "Can I parallel park good enough?". Our Road Test Prep will answer those questions and more. Let EDI help you go in with more confidence and pass!
Please provide a minimum of 2 weeks notice for this option so we can do our best to find an instructor to assist you.
EDI Lease Car for
(includes 45 min practice before test - pickup and drop off available for a fee ($20). Many students feel more comfortable using our training car for the test. They are smaller and easier to maneuver then many family vehicles and you don't be turned away due to a mechanical or equipment issue ;) Please provide a minimum of 2 weeks notice for this option so we can do our best to find an instructor to assist you
Road TRAINING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1) How soon can I get my training done?
We recommend spacing driving lessons out at least a couple weeks so you have time to practice the techniques we worked on during your lesson. If you are in need to getting your training completed faster, that is a possibility depending on how flexible your schedule is. Our schedule is typically booked out 1-2 weeks, so you will need to plan ahead with regard to when you want to get started.
2) How much training do I need?
Most people under estimate the training time they will need to become a proficient driver (and pass their road test). If you are not sure, I would start with a 2-hour driving lesson and talk with the instructor about it afterwards. His/Her assessment should help you decide how to move forward.
3. Can I do 1-hour lessons instead of 2 hour lessons?
Though our system is set up for 2-hour lessons, we do allow 1-hour sessions at a rate of $60 per hour. All signup will be the same, you will just need to contact us with your availability so we can fit you in.
4. Do I need to take the classroom session?
If you are under the age of 18, then yes it is required. If you are over 18, we highly recommend taking the classroom training as well as the road training if you are just getting started with driving. Driving is not just being able to operate a car, it's being able to understand the rules, signs and the responsibilities that come with driving. Many adults will skip the classroom training because its not required, however the process of learning takes them far longer then those students who attend both.
5. Why a pickup and drop off fee?
Our lessons are two hours in duration. When the instructor has to come to you and drop you off it turns into a 2.5 hour lesson. The additional time and miles on the car are offset with the added pickup/drop-off fee. This is paid at the time of the lesson.
6. What do I need to have to do a driving lessons?
At the minimum you must have a permit or drive'rs license. If you are just doing one lesson (a refresher to prepare for MN road test) we will accept a permit or license from out of state/country. However if you are planning to do more than one lesson you are required to get a MN permit (take a written test). MN law requires you to have a MN permit for us to provide training.
6. How to schedule lessons after registration and payment is done?
You should have received a username and password. Click on the Student Login button at the top of the screen and follow the steps to log in.