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The Multi-Cultural Center has partnered with the South Dakota Safety Council, the Department of Motor Vehicles and local law enforcement agencies to off Driver's Education for Ethnic Communities to educate non-English speakers who wish to obtain a South Dakota driver's license.

There are 2 options for clients to choose. One option is the Driver's Education Program. Classroom sessions are held throughout the year with a certified instructor. Interpreters are provided for the testing phase of the program at DPS for an Instruction Permit. The driving test at the Department of Public Safety must be conducted without the use of an interpreter.

The interpreters provided for the test interpret the questions and the answers, nothing more. The interpreters will not explain, nor will they answer any questions during the tests. Students are highly encouraged to ask questions during the classroom sessions and prior to taking the tests.
Simulator training and behind-the-wheel instruction, with an interpreter, is available for an additional fee.

Our primary goal is to train safe drivers. Great strides have recently been made to improve the tools given to students enrolled in the Driver's Education Program. Driving is a privilege, not a right. Students are NOT guaranteed a driver's license.

Driver's Education Class will be held on November 5, 2017.

Registration closes Friday at 5 pm, 1 week prior to class. You must register in person with a government-issued photo ID and social security card, pass a short English test, and you must be at least 16 years old. If under 18, a parent or legal guardian must be present and sign the registration. The program fee of $100* (first time participants only, no DUI/DWI) is required at the time of registration.
*fees are subject to change