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All Hawkeyes will agree that whether you’re headed to a state fair or trying to traverse a maize maze, you’ll get there more easily with a license to drive. We have an all-purpose driver’s education platform that gets you prepped for success. You can easily download the official Iowa DOT handbook and then use these practice tests and resources to get familiar with everything you will be asked on permit or DL tests for car, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle drivers. In addition, this site houses step-by-step instructions. So, you’ll never worry about forgetting paperwork, fees, or knowledge you need to get in and out of the DOT as quickly and painlessly as possible.

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Iowa Driver’s License & Permit FAQ

How Can I Apply for my IA Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions

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  • At what age may I apply for an Iowa license?

    You must be at least 14 years old to apply for a license in Iowa.
  • What documents do I need when applying for my learner’s permit in Iowa?

    You will need:
  • Where is the nearest place to apply for a driver’s license in Iowa?

    You should go to your local DOT office.
  • How do I contact an Iowa DOT office?

    Here’s a list of Iowa DOT offices.
  • Who should bring me for my permit test in Iowa?

    Your parent or legal guardian should bring you. If they can’t, bring a completed Parent’s Written Consent Form.
  • Will I have to take a physical in order to get an Iowa permit?

    No physical is required in order to get a permit.
  • Will I need a vision test when I go for my Iowa driver’s license?

    Yes, you must score 20/40.
  • Where do I get my Iowa driver’s license photo taken?

    Don’t worry, your photo will be taken at the DOT office.
  • What happens after I apply for my Iowa license?

    You must hold your permit for at least 6 months. During that time, you should be getting plenty of practice with a parent/guardian, or immediate family member older than 21. You must also complete driver’s education.
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Julia C., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

"I took these tests over and over and passed my permit test, it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my chest."

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"I took all the tests and I went to get my learners permit and I passed. I didn’t even study, it was just this site."

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"This is a GREAT website! Most of the test questions were same like here! Just needed to take over and over at least 5 times and then PASSED! Very helpful! Thanks!"

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"I failed my test 7 times. Then I found this site and passed today."

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