Iowa Online Driver Education

Learn the rules of the road with DriverEdToGo. We make earning your license EASY!

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Driver ed designed with you in mind

When teens are first learning to drive, they are highly receptive to important messages about the dangers of unsafe driving and driving while intoxicated. That is why it is so important for parents to get involved at this initial stage to ensure proper and thorough education to help set ground rules and instill good driving habits, as their teen takes on the responsibility of operating a motor vehicle.

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Course Syllabus

Course Duration

This online driver education course is not timed.

Final Exam

The final exam is online and may be taken as many times as necessary until the student has scored 85% or better.


After you complete the course, we will send you a certificate of completion; however, it will not satisfy your state’s permit or licensing requirements and is intended for your records only.


  1. 1
    1.1 Course Description
    1.2 Welcome
    1.3 Account Navigation
    1.4 Course Objectives
    1.5 Important Reminder
    1.6 Course Requirements
  2. 2
    2.1 Preparing to Drive: Your Vehicle
    2.2 Vehicle Safety Matters
    2.3 Safety Equipment: Interior
    2.4 Seatbelts and Child Restraints
    2.5 Safety Equipment: Exterior
    2.6 Equipment Not Permitted
    2.7 Carbon Monoxide
    2.8 Vehicle Safety Maintenance
    2.9 Bumper Height Requirements
    2.10 Trailers, Towing, and Load
    2.11 Chapter Review
  3. 3
    3.1 Preparing to Drive: You the Driver
    3.2 Physical Conditions
    3.3 Drowsy Driving
    3.4 Emotions & Stress
    3.5 Road Rage
    3.6 Distracted Driving
    3.7 Characteristics of a Good Driver
    3.8 The Dangers of Drinking and Driving
    3.9 Chapter Review
  4. 4
    4.1 Alcohol, Drugs & the Dangers of Driving Under the Influence
    4.2 The Effects of Alcohol on Driving Ability
    4.3 The Effects of Drugs on Driving Ability
    4.4 Other Effects of Drugs & Alcohol
    4.5 The Price of Driving Under the Influence
    4.6 Ending Up Addicted
    4.7 Preventing Impaired Driving
    4.8 Chapter Review
  5. 5
    5.1 Traffic Controls
    5.2 Traffic Control Signals
    5.3 Pavement Markings: Lines and Lanes
    5.4 Crosswalks & Other Pavement Markings
    5.5 Traffic Signs Colors and Shapes
    5.6 Regulatory Signs
    5.7 Warning Signs
    5.8 School Zones
    5.9 Railroad Crossings & Drawbridges
    5.10 Construction & Maintenance Zones
    5.11 Chapter Review
  6. 6
    6.1 Driving Safely
    6.2 Basic Control Tasks: Starting
    6.3 Basic Control Tasks: Vehicle Operation
    6.4 Speed & Speed Limits
    6.5 Braking Distance
    6.6 Safe Following Distances
    6.7 Right-of-Way
    6.8 Intersections
    6.9 Making Turns
    6.10 Passing & Being Passed
    6.11 Parking
    6.12 Chapter Review
  7. 7
    7.1 Expressway Driving
    7.2 Introduction to Expressways
    7.3 Expressways: Entering & Merging
    7.4 Expressways: Lane Management
    7.5 Expressways: Safety & Special Conditions
    7.6 Expressways: Exiting
    7.7 Chapter Review
  8. 8
    8.1 Sharing The Road
    8.2 Vulnerable Road Users
    8.3 Sharing the Road with Pedestrians
    8.4 Sharing the Road with Bicycles
    8.5 Sharing the Road with Motorcycles
    8.6 Sharing the Road with Commercial Vehicles
    8.7 Sharing the Road with Other Vehicles
    8.8 Chapter Review
  9. 9
    9.1 Preventing and Handling Accidents
    9.2 Defensive Driving
    9.3 Escape Techniques
    9.4 Vehicle Emergencies
    9.5 Special Driving Situations
    9.6 Your Responsibilities After a Crash
    9.7 Chapter Review
  10. 10
    10.1 Your Driving Privilege
    10.2 Insurance Laws
    10.3 Graduated Licensing
    10.4 Motorcycle Licensing
    10.5 Losing Your License
    10.6 Chapter Review
  11. 11
    11.1 Road Trips and Vehicle Tips
    11.2 The Highway Transportation System
    11.3 Planning a Trip
    11.4 Using Maps
    11.5 Energy Efficiency
    11.6 Chapter Review
  12. 12
    12.1 Final Exam
    12.2 Final Exam Instructions


Iowa Online Driver Education and Online Driver Ed Courses

Getting your learner’s permit is easy with, and we pride ourselves on being the best and most popular Iowa online drivers education for those looking to get an Iowa learner’s permit.

  • Lower your insurance rates
  • Available for all devices
  • Certification processed immediately
  • Fun and easy to do
  • Customer support available 24/7

You will have everything you need to earn your Iowa driver’s permit after taking our course, which is entirely taken online. The system guides you each step of the way, and multiple choice quizzes at the end of each section ensure that you understand what you have just learned.

What You Need To Get an Iowa Driver’s Permit

You can apply for a learner’s permit at the age of 14. Make sure that you have the following when you make that trip to your local Iowa DMV office:

  • Photo ID
  • The forms you need, signed by parent or guardian
  • The necessary fee

You will need to complete a written exam and undergo a mandatory vision test, and you will be given your Iowa learner’s permit once you pass these tests. At this point, as long as you are accompanied by an adult who has a license and is over 25, you will be able to legally practice your driving.

Enrolling in a driving school is also one of the things that you will want to do and of course, you should always make sure that you have a qualified and experienced instructor.

Getting Your Iowa Driver’s License

You can take the official Iowa DMV test once you reach the age of 16, although there are still some other requirements that you should be aware of:

  • You will need to have had your Iowa learner’s permit for six months.
  • Any required driver training or education course must have been successfully completed.
  • You will need to have driven alongside a qualified instructor for the mandated period of time.
  • You will need to have practiced for the required amount of hours (20), including practicing driving at night (2).

You will be given your temporary Iowa driver’s license if you successfully pass the test, and this is valid until your actual license is received by you. You will need to wait the required length of time before taking your driving test again should you fail.

Restrictions On Your Iowa License

Remember to be aware of all the restrictions that come with having a provisional Iowa license or a learner’s permit, and one of the most important is that a legal guardian and experienced driver at least 25 years old will need to accompany you for a while. You may also be forbidden to drive between 12:30am and 5am, and this is for your own safety as well as the safety of others.

Some exceptions to these restrictions include:

  • A medical emergency
  • Emancipation
  • Driving as part of your job
  • Activities at school

Look at the page concerning teenage drivers, on the Iowa DMV website.

Another important thing to remember is that you will also need insurance to drive a car in the state of Iowa, and you should make sure that your policy is up-to-date and that you have at least the minimum required coverage. Driving with inadequate or expired insurance is a serious offense. You may be faced with a fine or have your driver’s license taken away from you.

Iowa Text Messaging, Cell Phone and Drunk Driving Laws.

Perhaps you have not paid much attention to these laws and regulations while you were a passenger in someone else’s car, but now that you are driving in the state, you need to be aware of them. If you are caught driving while intoxicated or using a cell phone or texting while driving, you could be looking at fines or imprisonment, or perhaps both.

The fines and prison time can be even more severe if you are a repeat offender, making it even more imperative that you understand the penalties in Iowa. Make sure you are using a hands free device if you are using your cell phone while driving, and of course, you should never text and drive.

Iowa Drivers Ed

Taking one or more of the approved drivers education classes can make you a much safer and better driver, as well as lower the cost of your car insurance. For full details and schedules of classes and how much they cost, check with your local Iowa DMV office

Still not convinced? See what people just like you think about our course.

See testimonials from people who took our online traffic school course.

  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 5
    The course was easy to navigate and had a lot of information to get me started on driving. Good system of quizzes, exams, and information.
    Andy H.
  • 5
    Thanks! I learned a lot more than I did on my own. The videos and simulations made it extremely helpful and much more entertaining.
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