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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your Iowa Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your IA Permit Test
  • Taking Your IA Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your IA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your IA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The IA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your IA Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To IA Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your Iowa Driver's License
When am I eligible to apply for my IA Learner's Permit?
In IA, the minimum age requirement is 14 years old.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my IA Learner's Permit?
When you apply for your IA Learner's Permit, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your Social Security Number and proof of your residency in Iowa. If you are under 18, your legal guardian or parent should accompany you if they are not able to do so you will also need to submit a written consent form signed by your parent or legal guardian. Before arriving you should check with your local DOT office to see if there is a standard written consent form available that your parent or legal guardian should fill out.
Where should I go to apply for my IA license?
You are able to apply at any local DOT office. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/dlsites.htm
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my IA Permit Test if I am under 18?
Your parent or legal guardian should accompany you. If they are unable to accompany you, bring a written consent form signed by your parent.
Can I contact my IA DOT office?
Absolutely. You can visit your local DOT office in person or sometimes call. You can find available locations, hours and numbers near you by visiting this website: http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/dlsites.htm
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a IA Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your IA license.
Where do I take my IA Driver's License photo?
You must take your IA Driver's license photo at the DOT office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
Preparing For Your IA Permit Test
What should I use to study for my IA Permit Test?
The best way to study for the IA Permit Test is to read the entire Iowa Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the IA Driver's Manual.
Where can I find a copy of the IA Driver's Manual?
You can find a copy of the IA Driver's Manual by visiting the IA DOT website (http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/dlmanual.htm) and downloading a copy.
Are there any chapters of the IA Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your IA Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic violations, road signs, signaling devices and many more topics that are covered in the IA Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the IA Permit Test to pass?
The IA Permit Test consists of 35 questions. You will need to answer 28 of those 35 questions correctly in order to pass.
How much does the IA Permit Test cost?
The IA Permit Test cost $6.
Where can I go to take my IA Permit Test?
You will need to take your IA Permit Test at a local DOT office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/dlsites.htm
Is there anything I should do the night before my IA Permit Test?
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website. Get a good night's rest as well.
What should I do when I am ready to take my IA Permit Test?
Once you have studied thoroughly for your IA Permit Test, you should gather the necessary documents and visit your local DOT office to take your exam.
Taking Your IA Permit Test
At what age am I eligible to take the IA Permit Test?
In IA, the minimum age requirement is 14 years old.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my IA Permit Test?
On the day of your IA Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your Social Security Number and proof of your residency in Iowa. If you are under 18, your legal guardian or parent should accompany you if they are not able to do so you will also need to submit a written consent form signed by your parent or legal guardian.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my IA Permit Test?
Your parent or legal guardian should accompany you. If they are unable to accompany you, bring a written consent form signed by your parent. Before arriving you should check with your local DOT office to see if there is a standard written consent form available that your parent or legal guardian should fill out.
What do I need to know to pass my IA Permit Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your IA Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic violations, road signs, signaling devices and many more topics that are covered in the IA Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the IA Permit Test to pass?
The IA Permit Test consists of 35 questions. You will need to answer 28 of those 35 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the IA Permit Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your IA Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your IA Permit Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my IA Permit Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an IA Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my IA Permit Test?
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their IA Permit Test. A test taker who fails may not have studied thoroughly. Or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your IA Permit Test, you will not receive your IA Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You are able to do so as early as the next business day, however, do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire IA Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the IA Permit Test you have the best chance of passing.
What happens after I pass my IA Permit Test?
If you pass your IA Permit Test, you will receive your IA Learner's Permit. In most instances, applicants will need to maintain their Learner's Permit for 6 months before they can take their IA Driving Exam.
Preparing For Your IA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my IA Driving Exam?
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. You should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, sharing the road with other drives, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
Where can I practice driving for my IA Driving Exam?
Anywhere in Iowa as long the road or street is public and as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
Do I need to learn how to parallel park for my IA Driving Exam?
Yes. You will need to learn how to parallel park for your IA Driving Exam.
How can I schedule my IA Road Test?
Contact your local DOT office to find out each location's specific scheduling requirements. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/dlsites.htm
Where do I take my IA Driving Exam?
You will take your exam at your local DOT office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/dlsites.htm
What should I expect on my IA Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your IA Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Is there anything I should do the night before my IA Driving Exam?
The night before your IA Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest.
Do I need to supply my own car for my IA Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your IA Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured.
Taking Your IA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my IA Driving Exam?
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you as they will need to give their consent. If your parent or legal guardian is unable to accompany you, you will need to submit a written consent form signed by your parent or legal guardian.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my IA Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your IA Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my IA Driving Exam?
During your IA Driving Exam, the only other person allowed in the vehicle, besides yourself, is your examiner.
What happens if I fail my IA Driving Exam?
If you fail the IA Driving Exam, you will not receive your IA Driver's License. You will be able to retake the exam. However, you should not rush retaking it after you have failed. You should pay attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses, and you should work upon improving your driving skills.
After You Have Passed The IA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my IA Driving Exam?
After you pass your IA Driving Exam, your license will be mailed to you.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry liability insurance able to cover at least $25,000 for each person of the other vehicle, $40,000 for total damages and $15,000 property damage.
What documents do I need to apply for IA car insurance?
The documents that you will need vary depending on the insurance company to which you apply. Generally, insurance companies want you to submit proof of your identity, your driving record and information about the vehicle you would like to insure.
How much does IA car insurance cost?
The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in IA?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident so insurance companies often charge more to cover this potential risk.
Renewing Your IA Driver's License
How do I renew my IA Driver's license once it has expired?
You must renew your IA Driver's License at a local DOT office. You find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/dlsites.htm
Do I have to complete another vision test before I can renew my IA Driver's License?
Yes. You will need to complete another vision test when you renew your IA License.
What If You're Moving To IA Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the IA road test when I move to IA from another state?
If your license is still valid, you do not have to take the IA Driving Exam. You will need to replace your out-of-state license with a IA License.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in IA?
Yes. Iowa recognizes valid out-of-state Learner's Permits.
How long can I drive in IA with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a IA resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.
Am I allowed to drive in IA with my out-of-country license?
Yes. You are allowed to drive in Iowa with your out-of-country license for up to one year. After this one year period, you will need to obtain a valid IA Driver's license. Question Category