Homedale Driver Education

Did you know . . . 

  • Nearly 1 in 4 Idaho crashes involve a teen driver
  • 37 Idaho teen drivers were involved in fatal crashes last year
  • Idaho teen drivers are nearly 3 times as likely to be involved in a crash than any other age group
  • Less than half of Idaho teens take Driver Education
  • Participation in Driver Education classes has proven to reduce the number of crashes and deaths involving teen drivers
  • Is your student ready for Driver Education?

Driver's Education:

HSD Driver Ed Registration & Eligibility Criteria


Registering your child for a driver ed session does NOT guarantee your child will be selected for that session.

It is first come, first serve. 

It fills very fast, and we enroll the first 14/15 registered students,even though a few more may have registered.

If your student is one of the 14/15 students registered first, the student/ parent will receive a “Confirmation of Enrollment” email, after the registration deadline, indicating placement into the class. If you do not receive an email shortly after the registration closes, your child did not register in time. (Email address must be provided in the online registration form.)

*Note:  If you are NOT accepted into the session you applied for, you will need to re-register for another session that works with your schedule using the Online Registration tool.  Your original application will not be "rolled over" or "automatically" re-registered for another session.


Class Eligibility:

Students must be at least 14½ in order to register. 

Students must have a permit to take the Homedale Driver’s Ed. Program. The permit can be obtained at any DMV.

Permit Cost: $21.50 to be paid to DMV PRIOR to class starting

You will need these documents to purchase a permit:

1. Certified Original Birth Certificates (available from the Bureau of Vital Statistics)

2. Acceptable photo identification

3. Social Security Card or Number for verification

4. Proof of Idaho Residency

5. Liability Signer (if under 18)     must be birth parent or court-ordered guardian

6. Verification of School Compliance (VOC) from school office (secretary)

7. Pass a vision test

All driver ed students will need the Idaho Driver's Manual for class. It is free from the DMV.  

*If you are getting your permit at the DMV in Marsing or Murphy you must make an appointment or they will not allow you to test. 

State Policy requires Parents to attend a Parent/Student Orientation Meetings.

Parents are required to attend the Parent/Student orientation meeting that will be held at the start of each Drivers Education class. Student permits will not be issued to the students until this requirement has been met. 


Once a student is enrolled in the Driver Education program they are NOT allowed to drive a private motorized vehicle on a public road or parking lot with public access. All driving activity is to be completed with an authorized driver education vehicle and instructor.

Students are responsible for any citation incurred during the course.



Driver’s Ed fee is $180.00. Payable to Homedale School District and may be paid by check or cash at the Homedale School District office. Drivers Education Fee MUST be paid by the beginning of the first class.  

    *If a student takes the classroom portion through IDLA, the cost is $75.00 paid        to IDLA ...plus behind the wheel cost to the district is $130.00.

Driver's Ed Other Options

*IDLA offer's Driver's Ed, speak with your student's IDLA coordinator to get signed up. 

*Nampa Driving Academy Nampa Driving

*Online options Idaho Driver's Ed Online 

All students, 14 1/2 – 21 years of age, living in a public school district that offers driver education, are eligible to enroll whether they attend a public school, charter school, private school, or are home schooled (Idaho Code §33-1703).

If you are eligible for Driver Education, you must:

1. Contact your local high school to enroll in either a traditional or online program.

2. Purchase a driver education permit at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The permit must be purchased before the student participates in any instruction. You will need these documents to purchase a permit:

  • Birth Certificate

  • Social Security Card

  • Proof of Residency

  • Picture Identification

  • Verification of Compliance Form

    • Retrieve from your high school administrative office

3. Complete 30 hours of classroom instruction or work time, 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction, and 6 hours of active back seat observation (ID Code §33-1702(2)).

A parent or legal guardian must accompany you to the DMV.