Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on public roads in Idaho is required to have a valid driver’s license.
Students attending a college or university in Idaho and members of the U.S. Military on active duty and their dependents who hold a valid driver’s license from another state or country and who claim residency in that state or country are not required to obtain an Idaho driver’s license.
Documents Required for Licensing for New Drivers
Anyone under 17 needs to be signed up with a driver's training school BEFORE coming in to get a permit.
If you are a new applicant for a driver’s license, instruction permit, identity card, or driver training permit, you are required to provide the following documents
- Driver Training Completion
- Foreign Drivers License (if applicable)
- Liability Signer if under 18
- Non-Idaho Driver’s License or I.D. Cards
- Proof of Age and Identity
- Proof of Idaho Residency
- Social Security Card
- Verification of School Compliance (VOC) if under 18
- Proof of Legal Presence
- Visual / Medical Certification (if required)
Documents Required for Licensing for Out-of-State Drivers
If you are an out-of-state driver seeking an Idaho license, as of April 3, 2023, you are now required to prove legal presence by providing one of the following documents:
- Unexpired Passport
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage License(s)
- Permanent Resident Card
- Employment Authorization Card
- Proof of Residency in Idaho
- All new drivers and out-of-state drivers will be required to take a written test.
- No testing will be done after 4:00 p.m.