Iowa teens can get an instruction permit at 14 years old by passing written and vision tests.

Applying for an instruction permit is the first step in Iowa’s graduated driver’s license (GDL) program.  The GDL program is for drivers under age 18 and includes three steps that provide experience to improve driving skills:  instruction permit, intermediate license, and full license.

Learn more about applying for a driver's instruction permit


Related Agency - Iowa Department of Transportation


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