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Iowa Learner's Permit

In Iowa, you must be at least 14 years old to get your learners permit. Your Instruction Permit is considered Stage 1 of the Iowa Graduated License Law and requires successful completion of an approved driver education course. You must complete 20 hours of supervised driving (2 for nighttime driving) in order to be eligible for Stage 2, which is the Intermediate License. All new drivers are also required to take a written Road Rules and Road Signs knowledge test which contains questions on Iowa traffic laws, road signs and rules of safe driving. At Stage 2, after you have held your Instruction Permit for six months you are eligible to take your road test when you are at least 16 years of age.

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Iowa Road Test Requirements

The road test will last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Your ability to drive your vehicle safely in a variety of traffic situations will be tested. An Iowa DOT driver license examiner will administer the road test and you will need to supply your own vehicle. Before taking you out on the road the examiner will check to see if the car you are driving has a current registration and proof of vehicle insurance.

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Iowa Road Test Maneuvers

During the road test, the examiner will sit in the front seat with you. The examiner will give you directions and score your driving ability. After the test, the examiner will explain the results. If you did not pass the test, the examiner will explain when and how you may take the test again.

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You'll need to be prepared to perform the following maneuvers during your road test:

  • Perform safe Left and Right Turns, as well as Three Point Turns
  • Proper Signaling for lane change and parking
  • Lane Usage, Right-of-way, Intersection Approach and Overall Vehicle Control
  • Backing of vehicle and making quick stops
  • Parking of the Vehicle (possibly Parallel Parking)

You'll receive a Driving Maneuvers Checklist with the road test course. We suggest you also review the Iowa Driver Manual.

Driver's License Documentation Requirements

Before you head to the Iowa DOT Office, make sure you have all of the following required documents to get your driver's license: Acceptable Forms of Identification to apply for an Iowa License

Scheduling Your Road Test Appointment

You can contact the Iowa Department of Transportation to schedule your road skills test.

If you happen to fail the test, and need to reschedule, most DMV offices require you to wait at least one week before you retake your test.

Iowa GDL Laws

In effect since 1997, as soon as a new driver in Iowa applies for an Instruction Permit, they are to follow the Graduated Driver's License steps.

Stage 1: Instruction Permit

A licensee must be at least 14 years old to apply for an Iowa instruction permit. The instruction permit must be held for a period of 6 months. During this period, the licensee must complete 20 hours of supervised driving --- 2 of which should be for nighttime driving.

Stage 2: Intermediate License

The minimum age for an intermediate license is 16 years old. The intermediate license must be held for a period of 12 months. The nighttime restriction for this age is not being allowed to drive unsupervised between the hours of 12:30 AM to 5 AM.

Stage 3: Full License

The minimum age for a full license in Iowa is 17 years old. This removes all the restrictions from the intermediate license.

For drivers under the age of 18 and 21, the words "under eighteen" or "under twenty-one," respectively, will be printed on the license.

Iowa GDL Guide: http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/gdl.htm

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