Iowa Permit Test
Preparing to get your teen driver permit from the Iowa Motor Vehicle Division is easy. Make sure to take the permit practice test to help you get ready for your trip to the Office of Driver Services.
An important step for many teens is getting their license to drive a vehicle. While the process may seem confusing at first, it does not need to be a difficult task, as long as you understand the MVD rules and procedures. Iowa is one of many states that has instituted a graduated driver's license program. Essentially, this refers to the idea that licenses in Iowa are issued in stages from a learner's permit all the way to a full-fledged license over time.
The first step of the process is to obtain a learners permit, starting at age 14. The driver must submit the required paperwork and pass the written permit test, which will allow them to drive with an adult in the vehicle.
Iowans can also apply for a special Minor School License at age 14 ½, which allows for independent driving only to and from school.
Next, after holding the permit for 1 year, the driver can begin working toward a restricted Intermediate License by logging the required supervised practice driving hours. Applicants must be 16 years old, and have completed a driver education course.
This restricted license can be converted into a full license at age 17 with no moving violations.