Byron Driver's Ed Calendar is at the bottom of this page! We provide classes at the High school in the fall and spring and at Christ the King Church in the summer . Once you have determined what works best for your schedule, click the Register button to get signed up. Please see FAQ under the calendar for the most common scheduling questions. If you have any further questions please use the Contact link at the top. Thank you for choosing EDI!
Though this page is focused on our Byron training, you have access to the entire site and all the resources it contains under the MORE tab above (parent's portal, driver's den, make a payment link and of course the student log in) Please use the contact link above if you have any questions.
Complete Package : $390
This is the most common choice for teens in need of driver's education. This package includes the required 30 hours of classroom instruction as well as the 6-hours of behind-the-wheel training all students under the age of 18 are required to complete. Please read over our program agreement so you are aware of specifics to this package.
Classroom Only : $230
This includes the 30 hours of classroom instruction only. This should be the choice for any teen taking the class who will not be 15 within three months of completing the classroom course. Note: You cannot get your blue card (which allows you to take your permit test) until you are enrolled in a behind-the-wheel program. So when your teen turns 15, you will submit payment for the behind-the-wheel training and your blue card will be mailed out.
Behind the Wheel - 6 hours : $240
This is package is designed for both teens and adults requiring road training and includes three 2-hour driving lessons. This package will meet the requirements for teens under 18 who have a permit and wish to take their road test. Students who have attended EDI classroom course, are discounted $20 from this package. If you already have an account with us, please do not register for this training. We only need payment to get you set up.
Classes are held at the Byron High School during the school year (March & October) and at Christ the King Church (202 4th Street NW, Byron) during the summer months (June & August). We ask all parents to attend the final half of lesson 10 to bring you up to speed on how our program works and what your responsibility is. If you don't see a future schedule, it means we haven't defined the dates yet. See below calendar for FAQ .
If classes in Byron do not work, please see our Rochester schedule for more options.
EDI Offers Driver's Ed in Byron during the fall, spring and two classes in the summer.
Summer Classes will be posted soon!
Fall & Spring Classes held at Byron High School - Room 1133
Summer classes held at Christ is King Church.
Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Open for registration
1) How do I know if the class I want still has openings?
During the school year it is rare for a class to fill up. However summer sessions will fill up. To check on availability go to the registration page to sign up for the package you would like. If you can register for a class, there is still room in the class. If the class is not listed, it means all seats are full.
2) I am not able to make it to all the classroom sessions. Can I still sign up?
We expect our students to place their driver's ed high on the priority list, however we understand that unavoidable conflicts do happen. Though most driving schools require you to come back the following month, we provide a couple options to help teens complete their training with us. They are as follows:
$10 Charge - Making up the lesson in an alternate session when available. This can sometimes be up to 1-month out depending on the next class schedule. This does not need to be scheduled, students can just show up.
$20 Charge - Make up the lesson during ANY classroom session via computer based lesson. Example, student needs to complete lesson 8, they could come to lesson 1 and watch the pre-recorded lesson. Student must attend full 3 hour class to receive credit. This needs be scheduled a head of time and prepaid.
$40 Charge - Make up the lesson at ANY time as long as we have an instructor available at the school. We do not staff an instructor at our location so this must be prepaid and arranged in advance so we can match up schedules.
3. I'm not 15 yet, can I still take the classes?
MN State Law says you must be at least 14 to begin driver's ed. Though we prefer you to be as close to 15 as possible to avoid large gaps in education to application, we do allow signups for teens as early as 14.5. If you will not be 15 within 2 months of completing the classroom, you should be signing up for the classroom only option.
After turning 15 and beginning your training you will then enroll in the 6-hour BTW package. Our complete package requires all students to complete our program in 10 months, which would be a problem for students who are not 15 (or close to) when the classroom begins.
4. What if I cannot attend the Parent Session?
This is very important part of our program as we need parents to be on the same page as EDI during this vital year of training. However we understand that work or other conflicts can get in the way. We do not require parents to attend, though we ask them to make the commitment in their teens road safety by attending. I assure you that you will find the time spent to be of value during the next year of training.
We have over a 95% turnout in every class! If you are not able to attend, you can attend an alternate session or we ask the students relay the information to you as your role as a Parent Driving Instructor will have more influence on their success then anything we can do as a driving school.
State Approved Driver's ED Parent Course
Back in 2015, the State of MN approved a new rule that allows parents to provide 40 hours (vs 50) of road training if they attend a 1.5 hour State approved driver's ed course. EDI position has always been 50-100 hours of training is needed for ALL new drivers. The "EDI Parent Class" is not designed around the state course requirements so it does not provide you with a certificate to use in place of 10 road hours with your teen.
We do provide parents with an option to meet his state requirement as we understand some teens have the experience and skill set to be ready to solo drive within 40 hours of road training. If you feel this is the case for your teen, please contact EDI for course dates and times.
Your attendance provides you with a certificate that you can submit to the state of Minnesota to reduce the required training hours from 50 to 40 with your teen. Please contact EDI for more information about this.