Is your child almost ready to get his or her driver's license? The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) requires everyone under the age of 18 to go through an approved driver education course. Our course meets all IDOT guidelines and regulations. This is a 36-hour course where you will have 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind the wheel driving (not part of the classroom time) covering all types of driving environments such as residential, downtown, two-lane highway and interstate. Kirkwood uses licensed driver education instructors. Our instructors are subject to annual background and driver license checks.