"Building a New Generation of Safer Drivers"

Summer & Fall class schedule posted!  (online & In-class)
We still have a few seats available for AUG!
All classes will fill so register soon!

EDI has worked tirelessly over the last 14 months to remain open and maintain the safest conditions for our Instructors and Students.  With zero Covid Related issues, I'd say it was a success!
With new State Guidelines, we no longer Require Masks for Classroom & Road Instruction.  Please Click Photo below for more detailed information.
Bring on the Summer! It's Going to be Great!

Teens Choose your school below to get started - Online option available to all SE Mn Students

Adults & Non-EDI Students needing Driving Hours. 
Use EDI Car for State Test.  45 min pre-drive before test to build confidence
A favorite of Teens.  Let EDI give you a true driving assessment before you Test.
2021 update 

Our Class Schedule is now open for Registration through Dec 2021!   Click your location above or click on the Online Course Button to get started.

Knowledge Exam (Permit Test) can be taken at home - the state system has its ups and downs, however through this link you can also schedule an in-person exam.  Unfortunately EDI has no control over the scheduling or hiccups with this system, so please contact the License Bureau with questions. 

IN-THE-CLASSROOM DRIVER'S ED:   Rochester, PEM,  Winona, La Crescent & Chatfield are running as normal with classes being offered in the school.  These locations are open to ALL students who would like to attend (even if you do not go to that high school).   Click on Location above for more details and registration.

ONLINE CLASSROOM:  ​ (OPEN TO ALL MN STUDENTS)   We have opened a full schedule (through Dec 2021) to the Online Training Option for students. This Online class will be instructor led with a 2nd Instructor Online keeping Students engaged.  You won't find a stronger Online Program out there!  Your driving lesson location will be assigned as normal based off where you go to school.  For example, if you are a Winona Student doing Online Classes, you will still have your driving lessons in Winona.  

Make Payment -Online using Credit Card
(after you have registered) 
Zoom Live Online Dates
The State of MN has extended the Online Class option (until further notice)  See our Fall, Spring & Summer Online Options - click Online Link Below
 Online Classes are open to ALL Students in Rochester, Winona, La Crescent, Dover-Eyota, Stewartville, Byron, Chatfield and Surrounding Areas!

Welcome to EDI

Adam Newbloom

Founder of EDI 


" I built EDI from the ground up in 2009 to exceed state standards and provide the level of education and training that I want for my own children.  We have since become the top driving school in SE Minnesota.  As a former Law Enforcement Officer, an M.B.A. and a father to some amazing little people, I know what is important to both parents and fellow road users. Accidents are the leading cause of death in teenagers. The road you and your Teen share is becoming more congested while less attention is being given to the task at hand, responsible driving.  At EDI we not only prepare students how to safely operate a vehicle, we prepare them how to predict and avoid the mistakes of other drivers as that is the key to their road success.  The window of opportunity to build a solid foundation of safe driving is small.  You just made the first step in lowering their risk, welcome to EDI."

Patient Instructors - Engaging Curriculum - Online Scheduling - Cameras in all training cars - EDI New Driver Handbook!  Our Key Ingredient - EDI Partners with Parents!


10   /   15  /   2019

EDI's The Winter Driver Course wins the BEST of 2019 for Training Center's in Rochester.  This course has been teaching MN driver's how to be confident, aware and controlled Winter Driver's for the last 7 years! 


EDI recommends using Desktop View vs Mobile for ease of navigation. 

10   /   01  /   2019

EDI has expanded to Winona High School & LaCrescent High School at the end of 2019.  An excellent partnership to educate and train their newest road users! 

Top Driving School in SE Minnesota