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Get a Learner Permit in Idaho

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Teens younger than 17 years old must obtain a Driver Training Instruction Permit (also called a Supervised Instruction Permit) to attend any public school or private driver training program.

If you are 17 years old or older you can take driver training with either the Driver Training/Supervised Instruction Permit or the Class D Instruction Permit. If you wish to skip driver training, you can also apply for an instruction permit by submitting the following requirements and passing a written knowledge test.

Gather Required Documents

The requirements to get a driver training permit are almost exactly the same as what you’ll need to get an instruction permit and driver’s license. Be prepared to provide the following to an Idaho drivers license examiner:

  • Proof of Idaho residency
  • Proof of age and identity
  • Acceptable legal-presence documents
  • Social Security number
  • Visual/medical certification (if required)
  • Liability signer (minors must have a birth parent or legal guardian with you to sign consent for you to be licensed)
  • Proof of school enrollment or completion
  • Proper fees

Get a Driver Training Instruction Permit

Head to the county driver’s license office to submit your documents and fees. Again, if you are a minor you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

For teens younger than 17 years old, the permit expires 5 days after your 18th birthday. For those older than 17 ½ years old, your permit is good for 180 days. Keep in mind this Driver Training/Supervised Instruction Permit is valid only to drive a car with a driver training instructor.

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