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Permit Information


I want to clarify that the permit receipt you received at DMV does NOT allow you to drive at this time.  It only allows the student to drive with a certified driving instructor.  That is why DMV sends the actual permit to us.  After successfully completing the course, students will receive a certificate and the hard card permit from us. After receiving the actual permit/certificate - students must drive with a 21 year old or older legally licensed adult for a minimum of 6 months.  After 6 months/or until the age of 17, they may take the written/driving test from DMV and obtain their actual license.  This will be covered in the class.  
At this time it is important to know that if you are caught driving, your permit can be revoked, you will not be able to take this class and may owe a fine or be liable for any accidents.  
If the student's last name is different from that of the parent/guardian, appropriate records should be made available that provides proof of the parent's/guardian's relationship to the student. Step-parents cannot be liability signers unless legal adoption papers from the court are provided.
Students MUST be Fourteen Years Six Months (14 1/2) years old on or before the day they purchase a driver's permit.
The student and his/her parent or guardian together must take the following items to their local Drivers License bureau. Caldwell is located at 6107 Graye Lane, (208)454-7487. Any DMV can issue the permit.
Please instruct them to send the permit to Caldwell School District Drivers Ed Program.
  • A "Verification of Compliance" form from the school. Students can secure this from their school office.
  • An original, state certified birth certificate. It must have the raised, embossed seal on it. Copies of the certificate will NOT be accepted. Hospital certificates will not be accepted.
  • Photo Identification. Both parent & student must provide photo ID (yearbook, student activity card, some school offices can print the photo on the VOC form if requested)
  • Social Security Number
  • Twenty Six Dollars and 50 cents ($26.50).  Price increased on July 1, 2021.
The student will be required to take an eye test. Their picture will be taken for the instruction permit.
DMV will give you 2 papers.
We will need both.  One paper will have a statement number on it beginning with "S".  This is NOT your permit number.  Several DMV's will write your permit # on this paper.  The other paper will have the actual permit number and tell us where/who the permit was mailed to.  This is normally a half paper that they tore off the temporary permit as the student is not allowed to have it yet.  
You will surrender the paper permits to us at the Mandatory Meeting.  IF we do not receive the hard card permit from DMV, we are allowed to drive with these paper permits.  They will be returned to you upon completion of the class along with the actual permit and certificate of completion.