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Idaho Drivers License Information

To get your drivers license in Idaho, you need to apply for a non-commerical / Class D license. You must have a license from Idaho within 90 days  of establishing residency.

You surrender any other Drivers License that you have previously held from any other State. This is called the One License Law

Idaho Drivers License Requirements

18 years and under (You must be enrolled in school or have completed high school)

  • Class D

    • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Graduated Driver's License Program

    • You must be 17 years old or less.
  • Instruction Permit

    • You must be at least 15 years old.
  • Driver Training

    • Under age 17. A driver training instruction permit is required in order to attend any public school or private driver training program 

18 years and over

  • Class D

Idaho Drivers Ed

Visit our idaho drivers ed page for more information on Idaho driver education.

Tests Required

  • Vision Screening

  • Written Knowledge Test

  • Skills Test


New Driver's License

  • Fees range between $15.00 and $55.00

Instruction Permit

  • $15.00

Knowledge Test

  • $3.00

Skills Test

  • $24.00

For complete Fees SIGN IN HERE

Documents needed to get your Idaho Drivers License

  • Proof of Identity (Primary Documents)

    • A few examples:
      • Drivers License (out of state) with photo
      • Birth Certificate (certified original)
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • Proof of Identity (Secondary Documents)

    • A few examples:
      • Drivers License (out of state) with photo
      • Certified marriage certificate
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • Social Security 

    • Have your number or your card ready
  • Proof of Residency

    • A few examples:
      • Lease or rental contracts
      • Utility Bills
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • Proof of Lawful Presence

    • A few examples:
      • Permanent Resident card 
      • US Birth Certificate
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE


Idaho DMV Office

Go to your Idaho DMV Office in order to take your required tests. You can use our locator to find the office that is closest to you.

Take the Idaho Drivers License Test

At this point you need to make sure that you have prepared and studied all of the material for the written test. You can find the Idaho Driver Test handbook here

Buy a Car and Get Auto Insurance

Auto insurance is required by law in most states. Click HERE to get started and we'll help you find the lowest rates in your state.

Take the Driving Test

Your last step is to show up to your local Idaho DMV Office and take the driving test.


Other Driver License Topics in the State of Idaho

  • New Driver's License
  • Renew Driver's License
  • Learner's Permit