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Rules and Regulations

Steps to obtaining your Iowa driver's license:

1. You need an instruction permit. You will need to:

  • Be at least 14 years old.
  • Have your parent or guardian provide written consent either in-person at a driver's license issuance site or complete the Parent's/Guardian's Written Consent Form.
  • Pass the written and vision test.
  • Provide a primary form of identification, proof of residency, and proof of Social Security number.

2. The next step is to obtain your intermediate license. You will need to:

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Complete an Iowa-approved driver education course.
  • Have an instruction permit for a total of one year and a clean driving record for at least six consecutive months immediately before applying for your intermediate license.
  • Have your parent or guardian provide written consent.

3. The final step to obtain your full license. You will need to:

  • Be at least 17 years old.
  • Keep your intermediate license for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before applying for a full license.
  • Maintain a clean driving record for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before applying for a full license.
  • Complete a total of 10 hours of supervised driving while holding your intermediate license.
  • Complete 2 of those hours of supervised driving between dusk and dawn.

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