How do I move to the next level: the intermediate driving license?
- Be 16 years of age
- Finish the driver education course approved by Iowa
- Hold an instruction permit for 1 year and have a clean driving record for 6 months, before you can apply for the intermediate driving license
- Must have written consent of the parent or guardian. Present the written consent in-person at a driving license issuance site or complete the Written Consent Form for Parent’s/Guardian.
- Complete a minimum of 20 hours of supervised driving along with any other driving that you have completed in the driver’s education course. A minimum of 2 hours out of that total must be completed during the night.
The first step to acquiring a driving license is to acquire an instruction permit.
How to get the instruction permit?
You can acquire the instruction permit in the following ways:
- Be 14 years of age
- Your guardian or parent needs to offer written consent, by visiting a driver’s license issuance site or by completing the online failure to yield course form.
- Pass the vision and written test.
- Provide proof of residency, identification, and Social Security number. Create the list of documents you will need to take to the driving license issuance.
What can I do with the permit?
Once you have acquired the instruction permit, you may drive anytime under adult supervision. This would mean driving in the company of your parent, custodian, guardian, immediate family member over 21 years old, driving education instructor, or any person above 25 years old with the written consent of your parent, custodian or guardian. The supervising adult should have a valid driving license and take a 6 hour driving course online.
What am I not allowed to with this permit?
- Drive without the supervision of an adult
- Use a any entertainment or electronic commendation device or gadget, such as a tablet, smartphone or cell phone while driving. This rule doesn’t apply to any equipment that is installed permanently in the vehicle you are driving.
- Carry more passengers in the car than the number of seatbelts, even under adult supervision.