Getting your License in Idaho

  1. Purchase a driver's training permit
    This can be obtained at the DMV.
  2. Choose and complete an approved driver's training program
    If you are between 14 1/2 and 17 years of age and wish to operate a motor vehicle on public roads, you must successfully complete an approved driver's training program.
  3. Complete a supervised instruction period (SIP)
    Under Idaho's Graduated Driver's License Program (GDL), after completing driver's training, a minor driver must practice driving for 6 months with a licensed adult, 21 years of age or older. During this time, you must clock at least 40 hours of daylight driving and 10 hours of nighttime driving without receiving a violation.
  4. Pass a driving skills test
    Six months from the time you complete your driver's training course, you can take the skills test from a third-party tester. A list of testers will be provided by the DMV when you purchase your learner's permit.
  5. Pass a written knowledge test
    These are taken at the DMV. Be aware, the DMV cut-off time for starting a test is 4 pm. Bring your letter from the driving skills tester and money for licensing fees to be able to walk out with your license.

Now you are licensed to drive and have all the rights and responsibilities that come with that privilege!