Driver's education

Iowa driver education certification courses

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
The University of Northern Iowa offers the full teaching endorsement, with online and in-person classes.
Contact: Paul Waack
Phone: 319-273-2533
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Grand View University, Des Moines
Grand View offers both the full teaching endorsement and initial Behind-the-Wheel certification.
Contact: Lindsay Grow
Phone: 515-263-6182
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Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City
Western Iowa Tech offers initial Behind-the-Wheel certification, and an online Behind-the-Wheel refresher course.
Contact: Tony Bos
Phone: 712-274-8733 ext. 2755
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Those who wish to provide classroom instruction must first obtain a full endorsement (“5-12 Driver & Safety Education”) on an Iowa teaching license (Iowa Code Section 321.178).

Those who wish to provide only behind-the-wheel (BTW) instruction must obtain both certification from the Iowa Department of Transportation (“Behind-the-Wheel Certificate”) and authorization from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (“Behind the Wheel Driving Instructor Authorization”). (Iowa Code Section 321.178).

Course work must be coordinated with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.