Permit Practice Tests (376 questions)
Permit Test 1
Start your journey by learning the fundamentals of driving in Iowa. Multiple choice questions designed to test your knowledge of the rules of the road.
Permit Test 2
Introduction to common road signs, lane markings, speed limits, traffic lights, sharing the road, child restraint systems, hand signals, and seatbelt usage.
Permit Test 3
Questions designed to test your knowledge of driving in poor weather conditions, phone usage, parking rules, lane changes, road signs, traffic signals, and blind spots.
Permit Test 4
Features safe driving questions with an emphasis on defensive driving, distracted driving, emergency situations, railroad crossings, accidents, and road signs.
Road Signs Test
This practice test will test your knowledge of various road signs and their meanings. Learn how to identify road signs by shape and color.
35 random questions
DOT Test Simulator
Simulate test day with this practice test. Random questions generated from a huge database. No explanations. New questions with every attempt.
Boost your knowledge with this massive practice test. Features hundreds of questions from every road rules category. Perfect for the day before the exam.
Iowa DOT Handbook 2023
Get the latest (2023) official IA DOT Handbook.
Iowa Permit Test FAQ
Applying for Your IA Permit
When can I apply for a learner's permit in Iowa?
In Iowa, you can apply for a Learner’s Permit after turning 14 years of age.
What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?
After a parent or legal guardian signs your application, you will need to pass a written knowledge test and a vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.
How many questions are on the Iowa permit test?
There are 35 questions on the test.
How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?
The number that must be answered correctly can vary and will be indicated on the test you receive.
How should I prepare for the Iowa permit test?
To ensure you receive your learner’s permit as soon as possible, you should study for the exam. One of the best ways to study is to take multiple online practice exams containing real sample questions from the written knowledge test. Click on the link to test your driving knowledge today by taking an Iowa practice permit test.
Where do I take the Iowa permit test?
The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) is responsible for licensing drivers. Visit https://iowadot.gov/mvd/iowa-dot-locations to find an office near you.
How much does the Iowa permit test cost?
The fee is $6.
What can I expect on test day?
Plan to visit the local driver testing office with proper identification and a parent or guardian who will need to sign your application. While at the office you will also need to pass the written knowledge test and a vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.