Welcome to Driver Education

In Idaho, anyone under 17 years of age who has not been issued a Driver’s License must successfully complete an approved Driver’s Training program and comply with the requirements of the Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) program. An approved Idaho Driver Education program consists of a required 30 hours of classroom or online instruction, 6 hours of behind-the-wheel driving with a licensed instructor, and 6 hours of observation time in a driver education vehicle. The GDL program requires a minimum 6-month, violation-free supervised instruction period where at least 40 hours of daytime and 10 hours of nighttime driving must be accumulated and documented.

Transfer of any of these requirements from another state is possible provided proof of completion. You must call the Driver Education Coordinator at the Idaho State Department of Education to obtain a pin number to access the Out-of-State Permit Transfer form. You will enter your name, date of birth, and pin number to begin. It is recommended that you have all necessary documents saved to your files and are able to upload them to the form as part of the process. You will be asked to upload the following documents: a permit, a completion certificate of the class hours and/or in-car hours, and a driving log. Make sure all documents are clearly readable. You will be able to save your work and access the form at a later time using the same link and pin number provided. Any parts of the requirements not yet completed may be left blank. Missing documentation will not be transferred and will require being repeated in Idaho.

After completing the form and submitting all your documents, a letter will be emailed to you with instructions on how to proceed. Allow 5 – 10 business days for processing. This letter will need to be printed and taken to the DMV to purchase a Driver Training Permit or Driver’s License. Please contact the Driver Education Coordinator at 208-332-6984 if you have questions.