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Idaho DMV Learner's Permit FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in Idaho?

    Teens can apply for a driver training instruction permit when they are 14½ years old.

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    eens can receive their driver training instruction permit by visiting the local driver exam office with a parent or guardian and showing the proper documentation. Upon completion of driver education, teens can receive a supervised instruction permit. When teens have held a supervised instruction permit for at least six months and have completed 50 hours of driving practice, they can apply for an intermediate license. To receive this license, they must pass a written knowledge test, a driving test and a vision test.

  • How many questions are on the permit test?

    There are 40 questions on the Idaho written knowledge test.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    You must answer at least 34 questions correctly to pass the test.

  • What steps should I take to prepare for the test?

    The key to passing as soon as possible is to study effectively. One of the best ways to study for the test is take multiple online practice exams that provide real sample questions from the written knowledge test. Click on the link to take a Idaho practice permit test and test your driving knowledge.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    Approximately two-thirds of first-time test takers fail the test. Many states require you to wait at least a day to retake the exam and may also charge a re-examination fee. Taking multiple practice exams that closely mirror the actual test will improve your odds of passing on the first attempt.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    There is a $30 fee.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    Driver licensing services in Idaho are provided through county sheriff offices by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Visit to find the nearest location.

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    You will need to pass not just the written knowledge test but also a driving test and a vision test. You will also need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can consent to your licensure.

The Idaho DMV Learner’s Permit — What You Need to Know

Imagine getting your Idaho learners permit and sitting behind the wheel for the first time.  What a truly awesome feeling.  A learners permit provides you with a new found sense of freedom and independence. However, before you can earn such a privilege, you’ll have to prove you’re ready for it.

Idaho’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires all potential drivers to pass a drivers written knowledge test otherwise known as the Idaho permit test. It consists of a series  of multiple-choice questions covering the rules of the road, Idaho motor vehicle laws, techniques for safe driving, and a variety of road signs.

Get the Practice You Need With ID DMV Practice Permit Tests

Some people fail the permit test simply because of test anxiety. However most fail simply because they didn’t properly prepare.  With statistics revealing that nearly 70% of first time test-takers fail, it’s essential that you start preparing with the right tools.

Here, you’ll find some a powerful set of resources to help you prepare for your Idaho permit test.  Our interactive Idaho practice permit tests are a great method for getting valuable feedback on what areas you need you need to study more.  The practice tests have been developed to simulate the testing environment as closely as possible by using the same multiple-choice format you’ll encounter on test day.  You’ll also find a copy of the official Idaho’s Driver’s Handbook for reference.  Need a motorcycle permit or license?  We have study tools to help you prepare for that test as well.

By taking advantage of the study tools on this site, you’ll be well on your way towards getting your Idaho learners permit. Get started now!