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The Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA) Driver Education course meets national standards for online learning and is approved by the Idaho State Department of Education.

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The Idaho Driver Education Program is dedicated to teaching lifelong safe driving habits through its two-part approach: classroom learning (knowledge) and behind-the-wheel practice (skills and application).  

Our online Driver Education course covers the 30 hours of classroom learning required by Idaho. You’ll also need to complete behind-the-wheel practice with an approved instructor on your own to qualify for an Idaho Driver’s License.

Who Can Join?

  • You must be at least 14 1/2 years old.
  • Get a Supervised Instruction Permit from the DMV before signing up.
  • Set up and pay for driving practice with a local behind-the-wheel instructor before starting the class.

Requirements to Pass:

  • You need to get at least 80% in classroom learning, driving practice, and attitude/behavior.
  • This course is certified by Quality Matters.
  • You can also review the full syllabus.


To Learn. more, visit the SDE Driver Education Website.

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Special Notes to Rural Students

  • If you live in a rural area or are without driver education courses at your school, and your parent or guardian will be your driving instructor, the prerequisites and requirements listed above are the same.
  • For questions about parent or guardian eligibility, contact Benjamin Puga, Idaho State Driver Education Program Director, at or (208) 332-6984.

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How Do I Sign Up
for driver’s ed?

  1. Arrange with a local public or private driver’s ed instructor to complete the in-car instruction concurrently with the IDLA online course.​
  2. Purchase the supervised instruction permit.
  3. Contact your school’s site coordinator to register for the classroom portion of ​driver education.
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