Fourteen-year-olds with consent of their parents are eligible to apply for an Instruction Permit in Iowa. The applicant must bring proof of identity, proof of residency, and verification of their Social Security number and will then be required to pass vision and knowledge tests.
The permit must be held for six months and has the following restrictions:
The driver must hold an instructional permit for at least 12 consecutive months and maintain a clean driving record for at least six consecutive months immediately before applying for an intermediate license.
Iowa residents holding an instruction permit may apply for a minor school license after turning 14 years and six months old. Applications must have six consecutive months without a driving infraction and live one mile or more from the school. The school superintendent, principal, or school board chair and parent or guardian must sign an Affidavit for school lincense. The driver's license station may require completion of a driving test.
Once all the conditions of the Instruction Permit have been met and the permit holder has turned 16 years old, he or she will become eligible for an Intermediate License. Like the Instruction Permit, the Intermediate License requires written consent from a parent or guardian.The applicant must complete an Iowa-approved driver education course and have had an instruction permit for one year and a clean driving record for at least six consecutive months immediately before applying.
Requirements of the Intermediate License include:
Any time you have a conviction, violation, or crash, your 12-month period to have a clean driving record will start over. Any time your license is suspended or revoked, your 12-month period to hold an intermediate license will start over.
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