Frequently Asked Questions for new students - FAQ

New Student FAQ

How long does it take to complete the Program?

The Federal Training Requirements (FMCSA 380 Subpart F) dictate that student drivers achieve an 80& score on 35 Theory subjects and demonstrate a reasonable level of proficiency on 12 Skill Sets Behind the Wheel.  No minimum number of hours are required. Simply put, students finish the program as soon as they meet the proficiency requirements.  Class B students can complete in as little as 3 and 1/2 weeks.  Class A Students have completed in as little as 5 weeks when they commit to putting in a maximum effort every day (six days per week).  The average student completes in 8 weeks.  Some students will take 10 or 12 weeks.  Some Class B students take 5 or 6 weeks. Since the program is proficiency based, we cannot promise how quickly anyone can complete the program.

Do you offer refunds?

We have a written refund policy based on how much training your have received.  You will receive a copy of the refund policy with your contract when you enroll.  

What if something happens that interrupts my training?

Training needs to be completed within 180 days of starting a program.  I something interferes with your progress, we will address your situation on a case by case basis.  The fee for extending training beyond 180 days is $10.00 per calendar day that it takes to complete the program.  

Is housing available?

We do not have housing on site but there is a hotel (Envision) within a block of our South St. Paul campus.  There is also a motel within walking distance of our sister school in Hudson, WI.

Are you on a bus line?

Yes, the 68 Route runs on Robert Street, within a short block from our main campus on E Wentworth.