MnDOT Mobile Snowplow Simulator Training

September 2, 2021

The training is designed for new or veteran drivers, allowing them to improve their ability to recognize and react to a variety of road conditions and hazards to better manage risk. The interactive driving simulation system includes two simulators housed in a 32-foot self-contained trailer with a classroom slideout, enabling the training to take place at any location.

MnDOT offers two separate four-hour lessons focused on snowplow operators: one on snowplows and speed and one on snowplow handling and underbody usage.


Check out the 2021–2022 simulator calendar (PDF) to see when the training will be available in your area, as well as dates when statewide training is available. The cost per four-hour training session is $600, with a maximum of six students per session. Cities and counties are encouraged to work together to fill a session.

Contact Andrew Kubista at 651-366-3560 or with questions or to schedule a session.


For more information about available courses and how trainings are conducted, download MnDOT’s brochure (PDF) or visit the training web page.

With questions, contact Andrew Kubista, 651-366-3560 or, or Brad Swartz, 651-366-5282 or


0.5 Roads Scholar Program Maintenance Certificate credit (for one four-hour session) and 4.0 PDHs.


This training is offered by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.