PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-5405. DRIVING BUSINESSES — License REQUIREMENTS. (1) No private driver training business shall be established nor shall any existing business continue to operate unless the business applies for and obtains from the board a license that expires on the license issue date and must be renewed annually. The application for license shall include the name of the owner, a satisfactory fingerprint-based criminal history check of the Idaho central criminal database and the federal bureau of investigation criminal history database, the location of the business, a certificate of occupancy for a business that offers classroom instruction in a physical classroom location, a certificate of commercial automobile insurance, a list of licensed instructors, proof of an annual vehicle check, board-approved curriculum components and a course of instruction for students that shall include the following:
(a) Not less than thirty (30) hours of classroom instruction;
(b) Not less than six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel practice driving; and
(c) Not less than six (6) hours of observation.
(2) Any private driver training business or driving instructor licensed pursuant to this chapter shall be exempt from the provisions of title 33, Idaho Code, that regulate driver education as long as such license is current and valid and the private driver training business or driving instructor is acting pursuant to activities that the license permits.
(3) Any driving business licensed pursuant to this chapter may contract with a public school to provide driver education. Any driving business that contracts with a public school to provide driver education may be allowed to use the services of any or all of the driving instructors of that driving business. Once a person has been licensed as a driving instructor, that person is authorized to teach in any approved driver education program.
(4) A driving business shall ensure that each of its employees and persons under its control who provide driver education to its students is at all times licensed under this chapter as a driving instructor or permitted as a driving instructor apprentice.
[54-5405, added 2009, ch. 251, sec. 2, p. 767; am. 2010, ch. 145, sec. 2, p. 307; am. 2017, ch. 185, sec. 1, p. 423; am. 2020, ch. 213, sec. 5, p. 623.]