The Idaho Driver Education program is dedicated to providing our students with the tools and skills necessary to become safer drivers. This is accomplished by hiring highly qualified professional educators as instructors and using standards-based proven curriculum. The primary purpose of driver education is to provide beginning drivers with a foundation to become competent and responsible users of the highway transportation system. This foundation is designed to help new drivers continue to improve with experience.
2020 Driver Education Conference Cancellations
Given the guidance to avoid large gatherings, the State Department of Education has canceled all of the scheduled 2020 Driver Education conferences. The SDE intends to reschedule this training in late summer or early fall depending on developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event the SDE is not able to reschedule the training, the Superintendent of Public Instruction will work with the State Board of Education and the Legislature to seek a waiver of the required professional development hours for the 2020-2021 school year.
All students, 14½ - 17 years of age, living in a public school district that offers driver education, are eligible to enroll whether they attend a public school, charter school, private school, or are home schooled.
For individuals who are licensed by the Idaho State Department of Education to teach the classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel phase of driver education in the public school system.