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.


Licensing Freedom Act

Executive Order 2017-06 required State agencies to submit a report to the Office of the Governor no later than July 1, 2018. The report was to assess whether the licensure requirements are necessary and in the public interest while providing recommendations for improvement, modification or elimination. The Board's report can be found here.



The Bureau has been made aware of scam artists who may target licensees. If you get a call, e-mail, text or other communication from an individual claiming to represent the Bureau of Occupational Licenses or the Board, here is some information to help you identify whether it is a scam:

The Boards and the Bureau WILL NOT:

• Ask for personal information that does not relate to your license renewal (such as your credit card number or bank account number)
• Demand immediate payment on fines that are not yet due
• Ask for or accept prepaid cards such as Green Dot MoneyPak
• Offer to alter a disciplinary order that has already been entered by the Board
• Ask for or take payments over the phone

The Boards and the Bureau WILL:

• Send renewal notices in the mail
• Take payments on the official website at
• Send inspectors who have a State of Idaho photo ID to establishments

If you ever question whether a communication you received is from the Board or the Bureau, do not provide personal information or payment.  Instead, call the Bureau at (208) 334-3233 for assistance.

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:

 licensee search

"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