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Supervised Driving Log

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Parents or guardians are responsible for making certain that their teen has completed at least 20 hours of supervised driving prior to their obtaining an Intermediate License, with two of those hours completed between sunset and sunrise. Additionally, your teen needs to complete 10 hours of supervised driving on their Intermediate License, with two of those hours completed between sunset and sunrise, before they can advance to a full license. Driving can be supervised by a parent, guardian, custodian, an immediate family member at least 21 years old, a driver’s education instructor, or a person at least 25 years old with written permission from the parent, guardian, or custodian. The supervising adult must possess a valid driver’s license.

The following form is a tool for your convenience that will help you keep track of time spent on the road, and ensure that your teen has a diverse supervised driving experience. You want your teen to be as prepared as possible for their next step in the licensing process.

Or you can print and fill out a driving log here

GDL systems

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) systems are intended to provide teen drivers with practice under the safest conditions, exposing them to more situations only as their skills and experience grow. Iowa’s GDL program requires at least 20 hours of supervised driving to advance from an Instruction Permit to an Intermediate License, and 10 more hours to advance to a full license.