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Minnesota DVS to require appointments for knowledge exams

The requirement takes effect July 13

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services has announced it will replace its walk-in system for driving knowledge tests with appointments. 

Beginning Monday, July 13, Minnesotans will be required to set an appointment to take the class D test, in a measure designed to alleviate high demand and eliminate wait times, DVS officials said. 

More than 50,000 knowledge tests were delayed during the eight weeks exam stations were closed because of the COVID-19 Stay at Home order, the DVS estimates. 

“There is a high demand for knowledge tests, because DVS exam stations were closed for eight weeks,” Minnesota DVS Director Emma Corrie said in a statement.

"People have had to adjust their lives and schedules in order to arrive at exam stations early to try to take the knowledge test. We want to make things easier for Minnesotans and reduce the time they need to spend at exam stations."

The online scheduling tool will be available beginning Friday at drive.mn.gov.

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