Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT Releases Online Version of Its Driver's License Practice Test

Posted on: July 19, 2013

AMES, Iowa – July 19, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing that its popular “IA Driver Test” app, a practice test for the real written exam that applicants must take to get their driver’s license, is now available online for all web users. With the addition of the desktop/laptop version, the test is now available for most electronic communication including iPads, Android devices, Kindle Fire devices and personal computers.

The web practice test generates 25 questions, randomly chosen from a larger group of sample questions from the real knowledge test given at any Iowa driver’s license station or county treasurer’s office. Users can repeat the test as often as they like; each test generates a new set of 25 questions. The web version also tracks a user’s high scores and includes a pass/fail indicator.

The practice test, whether online or on a mobile device, is not just for teens. It’s great for experienced drivers as well. Take the quiz just for fun, as a family, with friends, or as a refresher to see if you are as smart as a 14 year old – the youngest age in which someone in Iowa can get an instruction permit to drive. 

To find all versions of the Iowa DOT’s driver test, go to, or search your device store for “IA DOT driver test.” Don’t be fooled by imitation apps that may be unreliable and possibly charge a fee. The official Iowa DOT test is free and will appear with the words “Iowa DOT” on the icon. 


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