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Iowa Online Driver Education and Iowa Licensing Procedures

Congratulations on starting the process of applying for your Iowa learner’s permit or first Iowa driver license. Iowa has a “Graduated Driver License Program()”:http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/gdl.htm for Iowa teen drivers, and there are a few things we want to make you aware of to ensure that applying for your Iowa driving license goes as smoothly as possible. Here’s what you need to know:

Iowa Instructional Permit or Iowa Learner Permit

When you turn 14, you can apply for an Iowa learner’s permit. In order to apply for your Iowa learner’s permit, you’ll need to make an appointment at your local Iowa driver’s license station and then bring the following:

  • Valid “Iowa identification documents()”:http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/identity.htm
  • “Social Security number verification()”:http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/ssn.htm
  • “Written consent()”:http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/ssn.htm from your parent or guardian

At the Iowa Driver’s License Station, you’ll present all of these application materials and then take two tests:

  • driving knowledge test
  • vision screening test

If you survived, then congratulations. You’ve just earned your Iowa learner’s license, which is valid for 2 years. If you are enrolled in an approved Iowa driver education program, you may practice with a certified driving instructor, a driver over 25 (with written permission from your parent or guardian), or with any members of your family over 21. After you’ve had your Iowa learner permit for 6 months, you’re ready to apply for your Iowa intermediate license.

Your First Iowa Driver’s License

In order to apply for your first Iowa driver’s license, you’ll need to make sure you follow a few “Iowa State requirements()”:http://www.dot.state.ia.us/mvd/ods/dlmanual/dlmanual.pdf:

  • keep your Iowa learner’s license for at least 6 months
  • at least 2 hours must be of night driving
  • must drive accident-free and violation-free for 6 consecutive months
  • 30 hours of classroom instruction (including 4 hours of substance abuse education)
  • complete 20 hours of supervised driving
  • 6 hours laboratory, 3 of which must be behind the wheel

So when you’re 16 and have met all of the Iowa instruction permit conditions, head on down to your local Iowa Driver’s License Station with:

  • Your Iowa learner’s license
  • The required “identification materials()”:http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/identity.htm
  • A “parental consent form()”:http://www.iadotforms.dot.state.ia.us/iowadotforms/GetTemplate.aspx?did=88

Then, take the dreaded “road test()”:http://www.dot.state.ia.us/mvd/ods/dlmanual/dlmanual.pdf. If you passed, then congratulations. You’ve just earned your Iowa intermediate driver license! However, for the next year you’ll have to abide by a few restrictions.

Iowa Teen Driver License Restrictions and Penalties

There are several restrictions you need to keep in mind regarding Iowa intermediate driver’s license: If you manage to drive without incident for 12 months, you can then apply for your Indiana full license!

  • you may not drive between 12:30AM and 5AM without supervision
  • the exception is if you have a waiver for driving to/from a work or school-related extracurricular activity
  • you must drive without accidents or violations for 12 consecutive months
  • during this year, you must complete 10 hours of supervised driving
  • 2 of these hours must be at night
  • all passengers must wear seat belts

Iowa Auto Insurance Iowa Financial Responsibility Laws

Once you receive your Iowa driver’s license, you’re ready to drive—almost. Any vehicle registered in Iowa must be covered by liability insurance. If you are found to be driving without Iowa mandatory liability insurance, your Iowa intermediate driver license could be suspended and you could be fined.

Iowa Drunk Driving, Cell Phone, and Text Messaging Laws

As a new Iowa driver, it’s important for you to learn and take seriously the Iowa drunk driving, cell phone, and text messaging laws.

Upon your first conviction of a Iowa DUI (0.08), you will face the following penalties:

  • Jail sentence from a minimum 48 hours to 1 year
  • Iowa license suspension of 180 days
  • $625-1,250 fine

And of course, further Iowa DUI convictions will result in increased jail time, community service, fines, and Iowa license suspension or even Iowa license revocation.

Currently, Iowa does not have a law prohibiting cell phones or text messaging.

Iowa Online Driver Education

For information about approved Iowa online driver education courses, see the “Iowa Driver’s Manual()”:http://www.dot.state.ia.us/mvd/ods/dlmanual/dlmanual.pdf.

Iowa Frequently Asked Questions

  • If I do not have a credit card, may I pay for the TeenDrivingCourse.com Iowa online drivers education course through a checking account?
    Yes, we accept online bank check or you may mail in a check or money order for payment for the TeenDrivingCourse.com Iowa online drivers ed course.
  • Do you offer several Federal Express options for shipment of the TeenDrivingCourse.com Iowa internet drivers ed certificate of completion?
    Yes! TeenDrivingCourse.com offers several Federal Express options for shipping your Iowa certificate of completion. When you register for the online defensive driving course you will be asked to select your certificate of completion. If you select Federal Express, you have the option of selecting Priority Overnight (by or before 10:30AM the next business morning), Standard Overnight (by or before 5PM the next business day), Second Day (by or before 5PM on the second business day), Express (by or before 5PM on the third business day), and if you complete your online Iowa traffic school course on a Friday, we also offer Saturday Federal Express (by or before 12PM on Saturday).
  • I want to take the TeenDrivingCourse.com Iowa online drivers ed course. Do you have a secure website for either an online check or a credit card payment?
    Yes! TeenDrivingCourse.com uses the very latest in SSL data encryption technology to make sure that your personal and payment information is 100% secure. We offer several payment methods for our Iowa internet driver education course, including credit card, check and online check.
  • Is the TeenDrivingCourse.com Iowa online course for new drivers free?
    No, TeenDrivingCourse.com isn’t free, but we are reasonable. The standard price for our Iowa online drivers ed course for new drivers is $24.99. Discounts may be available if you have a “refer a friend” discount code.

Please be aware that while in some states TeenDrivingCourse.com is sufficient for fulfilling your state’s driver education requirements, in other states TeenDrivingCourse.com is offered only as a supplement to the actual driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school. To find out if TeenDrivingCourse.com will meet your state’s minimum driver education requirements, please contact your local DMV office.

  • May I enroll in a Iowa drivers education course if I am 16 years old?
    In most states, you must be at least 15 1/2 to take drivers ed for your learners permit. We recommend that you should check with the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Iowa Department of Education, or Iowa Department of Driver License Services to make sure that you are old enough to take Iowa driver education.

Please be aware that although TeenDrivingCourse.com is sufficient for fulfilling driver education requirements in some states, in other states TeenDrivingCourse.com is only offered as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school. To find out if TeenDrivingCourse.com will meet your state’s minimum driver education requirements, we recommend that you check with the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

  • Can I take the TeenDrivingCourse.com online new drivers’ course final exam over if I do not pass it the first time?
    Yes! Once you finish the Iowa drivers ed internet course, you must take the Iowa final exam. If you don’t pass the Iowa test on your first try, you can retake it as many times as you need until you pass!
  • After I pass the final exam of TeenDrivingCourse.com’s Iowa internet drivers ed course, will my parents receive for any Iowa auto insurance discount?
    It depends on which state you live in and which company you are insured with. In some states, insurance carriers do offer insurance discounts to teen-aged drivers who successfully complete an online Iowa drivers education course. We recommend that you contact your insurance agent in Iowa to see what, if any, discount you may qualify for by enrolling in TeenDrivingCourse.com’s Iowa online drivers education course.
  • Once I register for the Iowa online driver education course, can I access it from anywhere?
    Yes. Once you have registered for the Iowa online drivers ed course, you can access the Iowa online driver education course from anyplace you like. Any computer with internet access can be used!
  • Can I take any breaks while taking the TeenDrivingCourse.com Iowa online drivers education course?
    Yes! You are allowed to break as often as you would like to do so. When you log back online, you can then pick up the TeenDrivingCourse.com Iowa internet drivers ed course exactly where you left off.
  • When I complete the Iowa online drivers ed course, how can I get express or overnight shipping for my Iowa certificate of completion?
    Actually, you can request expedited shipping through Federal Express at registration. Depending upon how quickly you need your Iowa certificate, you receive it in as little as 24 hours.
  • How much classroom instruction is offered in the Iowa online drivers ed course?
    Please be aware that while in some states TeenDrivingCourse.com is sufficient for fulfilling your state’s driver education requirements, in other states TeenDrivingCourse.com is offered only as a supplement to the actual driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school. To find out if TeenDrivingCourse.com will meet your state’s minimum driver education requirements, please contact your local DMV office.

You can expect to spend 30 hours taking TeenDrivingCourse.com’s Iowa online course for new drivers. However, in some states where timers are not required you may not have to spend an entire 30 hours taking the course.

  • I don’t think I will be able to complete my Iowa online driver education course. Can I get a refund?
    Yes you can! Unlike our competitors, who do not allow requests for refunds after a certain point in the Iowa driver education course, TeenDrivingCourse.com allows you to request a refund for the Iowa online driver education course at ANY point during the course, as long as your Iowa certificate of completion has not been shipped. Once your certificate of completion has been shipped, you may not request a refund.
    What if I have trouble reading large amounts of text? Does the Iowa driver education course on TeenDrivingCourse.com have any options that will help me?
    Yes. Once you begin the Iowa driver education online course, we will give you the option of ordering our “Read Along” feature which reads the material aloud as you follow along with the Iowa online drivers ed class text.
  • If I want to take the Iowa TeenDrivingCourse.com online drivers ed course, how can I find out if it is approved by the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles?
    The Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be able to tell you whether TeenDrivingCourse.com will fulfill your state’s driver education requirements or whether TeenDrivingCourse.com may be taken as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.
  • What paperwork will they ask me for when I go to take the Iowa learners permit test?
    Different states require different documents from learner’s permit applicants, although you most likely will be asked to show your completion certificate from a Iowa driver education online or classroom course. Many states require applicants to present additional paperwork including, but not limited to, a birth certificate, parental consent forms, or proof school enrollment forms. To find out exactly what documents you should have with you when you go to take your Iowa learner’s permit test, TeenDrivingCourse.com recommends that you visit the Iowa DMV website or call one of their local offices in your area.

Generally, you’re allowed to take the Iowa learners permit test as soon as you have the following documents: the Iowa driver education certificate of completion and the Iowa driver training certificate of enrollment. Once you have these documents, you’re eligible to begin learning to drive and can go to the Iowa licensing office in your area to take the Iowa learners permit test. Again, this is a general rule and may not apply in Iowa.

  • Will I be able to review each section of the TeenDrivingCourse.com Iowa internet drivers ed course while I am taking the Iowa online drivers ed course quiz?
    You will not have access to any of the TeenDrivingCourse.com Iowa online drivers ed course materials during each Iowa online drivers ed course quiz, but if you fail the Iowa online drivers ed course quiz you will be allowed to go back and review the previous Iowa online drivers ed course chapter.
  • Couldn’t I just take the Iowa driver education course in a classroom? What makes your online Iowa driver education course unique?
    You could take the Iowa driver education course in a classroom, but what makes the TeenDrivingCourse.com Iowa online learners permit course special is the amount of freedom you have. Rather than sit in a classroom passively listening to a teacher, you’ll instead be learning what you want, where you want, how you want! Even in states that do not allow online driver education, the Iowa driver ed course offered by TeenDrivingCourse.com can still be a useful tool that will reinforce the things you learn in the classroom.
  • What forms of ID verification are used by TeenDrivingCourse.com for its Iowa online drivers ed course?
    If we need you to verify your ID, it will take the form of personal questions we ask you during the registration process and at different points during the Iowa online learners permit course. Because the majority of states do not require ID verification, we’ll let you know if yours does.
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