Northern Lights Driver Education provides driver training to students in Duluth and the surrounding area. Northern Lights Driver Education focuses on training teens to become safe, risk-free drivers.

Current Minnesota State Requirements can be found in the MN Driver Manual.


Two hands on the wheel, eyes on the road!

Adella had to take driver’s training in a zoom class due to COVID. Denise, the instructor did an amazing job getting the kids to interact and stay focused and to teach them the importance and safety of driving. We thought the class room portion was excellent! We loved how Denise was so punctual and informative during the behind-the-wheel instructions! Adella said she took the time to teach the safety in driving and safety of being alone as a femaile walking to a car in a public, dark parking lot. Which is very important these days!! Very grateful for that as a parent to a teenage girl!

Janel Olesiak

Andrew had very little experience prior to taking Denise’s class. Denise did a great job of teaching him how to drive responsibly and lawfully. We liked that it was virtual because it fit our busy schedule. The curriculum was thoughful and thorough.

– Jessica Johnson

I was initially concerned about my daughter taking the course online due to covid, but Denise did a great job utilizing zoom for a great experience. It was set up very well and structured. It was interactive and informative. Denise was amazing to work with! Se was very flexible with scheduling. I feel my child got th best behind the wheel experience possible. She is a more confident driver who will be able to perform safely. It certainly helped me as a parent, feel less nervous about my child being a newly licensed driver! I have no doubt my child will pass her road exam.

Amy Buchholz

I was concerned with being overwhelmed driving, Denise helped me get more comfortable with it. Behind the Wheel was stressful at first, but then I became more comfortable.

Zoey Carlson (student)

We liked the classroom portion and would recommend Northern Lights Driver Eduaction.

Heather Hayes

Congratulations to our new drivers!