Mission Statement

To help the public health, safety and welfare through the licensure and regulation of Driving Businesses.


Welcome to the Board's webpage! Information and announcements will be posted here. Please click the links on the left for specific areas of interest.

UPDATE:  On May 19, 2017, Executive Order 2017-06 – “Idaho Licensing Freedom Act” was signed, and comments are being accepted from interested persons in response to that Executive Order. Please click here for more information or to comment.

Click the Calendar link on the left for scheduled Board meetings and agendas.

Click here for the list of businesses that provide an apprentice program to instructors: approved apprenticeship programs.   

Click here for the list of businesses and instructors licensed in Idaho to teach driving to students. Please note that by using the “advanced search” function, you can search for only currently licensed businesses and by using the “send to Excel” button, you can get addresses and phone numbers for the businesses:

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"Driving business" means any driver education business, for the education of students in a classroom or motor vehicle, or both, which education shall not qualify a student for a commercial driver's license or which education is run by a church or synagogue or by a refugee program or those teaching accident prevention courses taught by or regulated or licensed by the transportation department.

"Driving instructor" means a person who is licensed by the board to teach the classroom instruction phase and behind-the-wheel training phase of automobile driver training.  This term does not apply to any independent certified driving instructor who participates in a state or federal program directed at training or retraining persons in occupational skills, or to instructors who operate or work for public driving businesses that are overseen by the department of education.

Driving Businesses is a regulated profession in Idaho and all businesses and instructors are required to be licensed.

Please contact the Board if you have questions via phone at (208) 334-3233 or via E-mail at