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Contact us if you need a replacement drivers education certificate

Click to visit the Iowa DOT website to view the requirements for obtaining an Instruction Permit and GDL

“YOU’RE THE COACH” Guide for beginning drivers and parents

Iowa Driver’s Education must meet the following Iowa criteria:

  • 30 hours of classroom instruction
  • 6 hours behind-the-wheel / 6 hours of observation
  • 4 hours of instruction concerning substance abuse
  • 20 minutes of instruction concerning railroad crossing safety, instruction relating to becoming an organ donor under the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

Our classes feature the following:

  • Power point classroom instruction
  • All homework completed during class time
  • Flexible driving schedules
  • Knowledgeable guest speakers including: law enforcement, insurance professionals and motorcycle safety professionals.
  • The 6 hours of drive time will be setup during the first class and are scheduled outside of class time
  • Parking — all types of parking are taught, allowing students to get the feel for vehicle dimensions and turning capabilities
  • Gravel road driving —
  • Experience on gravel is necessary to ensure that students understand how vehicles react on gravel/ conditions permitting
  • Highway driving — Highway speeds and traffic conditions
  • Extensive city driving — Various driving situations to ensure overall experience

Refund/Return check/Past due Policy:

  • No refunds given after the first class session
  • All classes are mandatory by the state of Iowa regulations. Any more than two absences the student will be dropped from the driver education program with no refund. Any misses will need to be made up in the following session at the location you are taking the course.
  • In the case of a missed drive without at least a 2 hours notice there will be a fee charged in the amount of $25.00.
  • In the case of a returned check there will be a $40 fee assessed by Street Smarts. Balance will need to be paid by cash, money order or credit card.
  • Adult drive lessons must be completed within 90 days of start date.(no refunds given)
  • Past due payments will be subject to an 18% APR past due fee
  • For the winter and spring break classes, there will be a cancellation fee of $100 if you cancel after you’ve scheduled drive times. For these special classes we schedule drive times anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks in advance with the parent and/or guardian. 

Due to COVID, classroom courses will be held online

  • The six driving lessons will be held at the physical location you registered for.
  • Your driving instructor will contact parents/guardians by phone to schedule the six driving lessons after online classes have started.
  • Drive times may be postponed and adjusted as needed.

Thank you for your patience and understanding