Driver's license/ID

Skip the Trip

Skip the Trip allows students to take the web-based knowledge test that is required to obtain a driver’s instruction permit at a participating schools or agency instead of making the trip to an Iowa DOT or local county treasurer’s office to complete the test. This allows students to take the test in a familiar and comfortable environment and saves parents and students time away from work or school by potentially reducing the number of trips to the Iowa DOT or local county treasurer’s office. Only students enrolled with a participating school or agency are eligible to take the knowledge test.

Students who pass the knowledge test at their school will be sent an email verifying their passing results which can be taken to any county or state location in Iowa that issues driver’s licenses along with other required documentation to prove their identity. Build a customized list of the required documents necessary to receive your instruction permit.

Currently the following schools and agencies are offering Skip the Trip testing:

  • Albia High School
  • Aplington-Parkersburg Middle School
  • Bellevue Community School District
  • Berg Middle School (Newton Community Schools)
  • Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malson Jr-Sr High School
  • CAM Community School District
  • Centerville High School
  • Clarion-Goldfield-Dows
  • Colo-Nesco Community School
  • Creston Middle School
  • Denison Job Corps
  • Durant High School
  • East High School – Des Moines
  • East Union Community School District
  • English Valley Jr-Sr High School
  • Forest City High School
  • Greene County High School
  • Highland High School
  • Indianola High School
  • Keokuk High School
  • Knoxville Middle School
  • Lynnville-Sully High School
  • Maharishi University of Management
  • Melcher-Dallas High School
  • Meskwaki Settlement Schools
  • Mid-Prairie Middle School
  • Montezuma High School
  • Moulton-Udell High School
  • Nevada Community School District
  • North Butler School District
  • North Mahaska Jr-Sr High School
  • North Polk Middle School
  • North Tama Schools
  • Ottumwa Job Corps.
  • Pella Christian
  • Postville Community School District
  • Saint Malachy School
  • Scavo High School
  • Seton Catholic High School
  • Tri-Center Schools
  • Twin Cedars Jr-Sr High School
  • Union Schools
  • West Hancock Community Schools
  • Wilton Community School District
  • Woodbury Central High School

If you are a school or agency interested in joining in our Skip the Trip program please contact us at for more information.