Did you know 15-year-olds can ride mopeds legally in Minnesota? They can, after they’ve taken our three-hour Moped Safety Course and passed Minnesota’s knowledge and skills tests. Minnesota law defines a moped as a two-wheeled vehicle with engine displacement of not more than 50 cc, less than 2 hp, and capable of no more than 30 mph. Our classroom-only course is a great introduction to riding and is currently ONLINE. This three-hour course is required for anyone 14 years of age or older who doesn’t have a driver’s license and wants to legally ride a moped on the street. If you are 14 years old you can still take the course, but you’ll have to wait until you’re 15 to get your permit. After completing our Moped Safety Course, you can earn your moped permit by passing the knowledge test and skill test at a state exam station. Call, text, or email Brent at 507-630-0551 to ask about anything related to moped courses. Our Moped Safety Course costs $70.00.
2024 Moped Safety Courses will be held ONLINE on the following dates:
- We hope to return in March 2024. We will be adding dates soon.
Register Now! to save your spot. We’ll accept last-minute registrations if space is available.
Here is a review of the steps to getting your Moped Operator’s Permit:
- First, successfully complete our Moped Safety Course and earn a state-required course completion card.
- Next, you need to pass a knowledge test (Motorcycle Knowledge Test) at the Examiner’s Station and pay $6.75 to get a Moped Instruction Permit. Bring your completion certificate and two forms of ID with you. Your parent/guardian NEEDS to sign an affidavit – bring them along or get it before you test. Make an appointment for the skills test (Moped Road Test) at that time, if you want.
- You are now able to legally ride within a 1 mile radius of your home for 30 days. If you’re under 16 years old, only your parent/guardian can ride with you as a passenger on this instruction permit.
- Within 30 days, you need to pass a skills test (Moped Road Test) on your moped, which costs $6.75. Bring your instruction permit, proof of insurance, DOT-approved helmet, and eye protection. Mopeds must be registered annually and have insurance.
- Once you have your driver’s license, you no longer need to renew the Moped Operator’s Permit.