CHAPTER 602CLASSES OF DRIVER’S LICENSES761—602.1(321)  Driver’s licenses.    602.1(1)    Classes.  The department issues the following classes of driver’s licenses. All licenses issued, including special licenses and permits, shall carry a class designation. A license shall be issued for only one class, except that Class M may be issued in combination with another class.Class A—commercial driver’s license (CDL)Class B—commercial driver’s license (CDL)Class C—commercial driver’s license (CDL)Class C—noncommercial driver’s licenseClass D—noncommercial driver’s license (chauffeur)Class M—noncommercial driver’s license (motorcycle)  602.1(2)    Special licenses and permits.  The department issues the following special licenses and permits. More than one type of special license or permit may be issued to an applicant. On the driver’s license, a restriction number designates the type of special license or permit issued, as follows:1—Motorcycle instruction permit—includes motorcycle instruction permits issued under Iowa Code subsections 321.180(1) and 321.180B(1)2—Noncommercial instruction permit (vehicle less than 16,001 gross vehicle weight rating)—includes instruction permits, other than motorcycle instruction permits, issued under Iowa Code subsection 321.180(1), section 321.180A and subsection 321.180B(1)3—Commercial learner’s permit4—Chauffeur’s instruction permit5—Motorized bicycle license6—Minor’s restricted license7—Minor’s school license  602.1(3)    Commercial driver’s license (CDL).  See 761—Chapter 607 for information on the procedures, requirements and validity of a commercial driver’s license (Classes A, B and C) and a commercial learner’s permit, and their restrictions and endorsements.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 321.178, 321.180, 321.180A, 321.180B, 321.189, and 321.194.Related ARC(s): 2071C, 2337C, 2644C761—602.2(321)  Information and forms.  Applications, forms and information about driver’s licensing are available at any driver’s license service center. Assistance is also available by mail from the Driver and Identification Services Bureau, Iowa Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 9204, Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9204; in person at 6310 SE Convenience Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa; by telephone at (515)244-8725; by facsimile at (515)239-1837; or on the department’s website at www.iowadot.gov.  602.2(1)    Certificate of completion.  Form 430036 shall be used to submit proof of successful completion of an Iowa-approved course in driver education, motorcycle rider education or motorized bicycle education, except that proof of successful completion of an Iowa-approved course in driver education may instead be submitted through an online reporting system used by participating Iowa-approved driver education schools.  a.  If a student completed a course in another state, a public or licensed commercial or private provider of the Iowa-approved course may issue the form or online completion, if applicable, for the student if the provider determines that the out-of-state course is comparable to the Iowa-approved course.  b.  If the out-of-state course is comparable but lacks certain components of the Iowa-approved course, the provider may issue the form or online completion, if applicable, after the student completes the missing components.  602.2(2)    Affidavit for school license.  Form 430021 shall be used for submitting the required statements, affidavits and parental consent for a minor’s school license. See rule 761—602.26(321).  602.2(3)    Waiver of accompanying driver for intermediate licensee.  Form 431170 is the waiver described in Iowa Code subsection 321.180B(2). This form allows an intermediate licensee to drive unaccompanied between the hours of 12:30 a.m.and 5 a.m.and must be in the licensee’s possession when the licensee is driving during the hours to which the waiver applies.  a.  If the waiver is for employment, the form must be signed by the licensee’s employer.  b.  If the licensee attends a public school and the waiver is for school-related extracurricular activities, the form must be signed by the chairperson of the school board, the superintendent of the school, or the principal of the school if authorized by the superintendent. If the licensee attends an accredited nonpublic school and the waiver is for school-related extracurricular activities, the form must be signed by an authority in charge of the accredited nonpublic school or a duly authorized representative of the authority.  c.  The form must be signed by the licensee’s parent or guardian. However, the parent’s or guardian’s signature is not required if the licensee is married and the original or a certified copy of the marriage certificate is in the licensee’s possession when the licensee is driving during the hours to which the waiver applies.  602.2(4)    Passenger restriction for intermediate licensee.  The passenger restriction required by Iowa Code section 321.180B(2) will be added to an intermediate license unless waived by the licensee’s parent or guardian at the time the license is issued. If the restriction is not waived at the time the license is issued, the intermediate license will be designated with a “9” restriction with the following notation: “Only 1 unrelated minor passenger allowed until [six months from the date the license is issued].” The licensee must obey the restriction for the first six months after the intermediate license is issued. If a parent or guardian wishes to waive the passenger restriction after the license has already been issued, the licensee and the parent or guardian must apply for a duplicate license and pay the replacement fee pursuant to 761—subrule 605.11(4).This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 321.8, 321.178, 321.180B, 321.184, 321.189, and 321.194.Related ARC(s): 7902B, 2644C, 4271C, 4759C, 4851C761—602.3(321)  Examination and fee.  Rescinded IAB 8/9/00, effective 7/24/00.761—602.4(321)  Definitions of immediate family.    602.4(1)  A “member of the permittee’s immediate family” as used in Iowa Code subsection 321.180(1) means the permittee’s parent or guardian or a brother, sister or other relative of the permittee who resides at the permittee’s residence.  602.4(2)  A “member of the permittee’s immediate family” as used in Iowa Code section 321.180B, subsections 1 and 2, means a brother, sister or other relative of the permittee who resides at the permittee’s residence.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 321.180 and 321.180B.761—602.5    Reserved.761—602.6    Reserved.761—602.7    Reserved.761—602.8    Reserved.761—602.9    Reserved.761—602.10    Reserved.761—602.11(321)  Class C noncommercial driver’s license.  This rule describes a noncommercial Class C driver’s license that is not a special license or permit.  602.11(1)    Validity and issuance.    a.  The license is valid for operating:  (1)  A motor vehicle, including an autocycle as defined in Iowa Code section 321.1, that does not require a commercial driver’s license or a Class D driver’s license for its operation.  (2)  A motorized bicycle.  (3)  A motorcycle only if the license has a motorcycle endorsement.  b.  The license is issued for either two years or eight years.  (1)  A qualified applicant who is at least 17 years, 11 months of age but not yet 72 years of age shall be issued an eight-year license. However, the expiration date of the license issued shall not exceed the licensee’s 74th birthday.  (2)  A two-year license shall be issued to a qualified applicant who is under 17 years, 11 months of age or who is 72 years of age or older.  (3)  A two-year license may also be issued, at the discretion of the department, to an applicant whose license is restricted due to vision or other physical disabilities.  602.11(2)    Requirements.    a.  An applicant shall be at least 16 years of age.  b.  Except as otherwise provided in Iowa Code subsection 321.178(3), an applicant under 18 years of age must meet the requirements of Iowa Code section 321.180B and submit proof of successful completion of an Iowa-approved course in driver education.  c.  For purposes of determining eligibility for an intermediate license issued to a person 16 or 17 years of age under Iowa Code subsection 321.180B(2):  (1)  The 12-month period during which the applicant is required to possess an instruction permit before applying for an intermediate license shall be calculated cumulatively and shall include any period of time during which the applicant has held a valid instruction permit issued under Iowa Code subsection 321.180B(1), a minor’s school license issued under Iowa Code section 321.194, or comparable instruction permit or license issued by another state, but shall exclude any period of time during which the permit or license is suspended, revoked, or canceled, or the applicant otherwise did not have a valid driving privilege.  (2)  The six-month period during which the applicant is required to remain accident and violation free shall be calculated continuously and must encompass without interruption the six-month period of time immediately preceding the application. The applicant must hold a valid instruction permit issued under Iowa Code subsection 321.180B(1), a minor’s school license issued under Iowa Code section 321.194, or a comparable instruction permit or license issued by another state and maintain a valid driving privilege without interruption throughout the continuous six-month period.  d.  For purposes of determining eligibility for a full license issued to a person 17 years of age under Iowa Code subsection 321.180B(4), the 12-month period during which the applicant is required to possess an intermediate license and to remain accident and violation free before applying for a full license shall be calculated together and continuously and must encompass without interruption the 12-month period of time immediately preceding the application. The applicant must hold a valid intermediate license issued under Iowa Code subsection 321.180B(2) or a comparable license issued by another state and maintain a valid driving privilege without interruption throughout the continuous 12-month period.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 321.1, 321.177, 321.178, 321.180B, 321.189 and 321.196.Related ARC(s): 1714C, 2644C, 2985C761—602.12(321)  Class D noncommercial driver’s license (chauffeur).  This rule describes a noncommercial Class D driver’s license.  602.12(1)    Validity and issuance.    a.  The license is valid for operating:  (1)  A motor vehicle as a chauffeur as specified by the endorsement on the license, unless the type of vehicle or type of operation requires a commercial driver’s license.  (2)  A motor vehicle that may be legally operated under a noncommercial Class C driver’s license, including a motorized bicycle.  (3)  A motorcycle only if the license has a motorcycle endorsement.  b.  The license shall have one endorsement authorizing a specific type of motor vehicle or type of operation, as listed in 761—subrule 605.7(3). The gross vehicle weight rating shall be determined pursuant to rule 761—604.35(321).  c.  The license is issued for either two years or eight years.  (1)  A qualified applicant who is at least 18 years of age but not yet 72 years of age shall be issued an eight-year license. However, the expiration date of the license issued shall not exceed the licensee’s 74th birthday.  (2)  A two-year license shall be issued to a qualified applicant who is 72 years of age or older.  (3)  A two-year license may also be issued, at the discretion of the department, to an applicant whose license is restricted due to vision or other physical disabilities.  602.12(2)    Requirements.    a.  An applicant shall be at least 18 years of age.  b.  Reserved.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 321.1, 321.177, 321.189, and 321.196.Related ARC(s): 1714C, 2071C, 2337C, 4586C761—602.13(321)  Class M noncommercial driver’s license (motorcycle).  This rule describes a noncommercial Class M driver’s license that is not a special license or permit.  602.13(1)    Validity and issuance.    a.  The license is valid for operating:  (1)  A motorcycle. However, the license may have a restriction which limits operation to a three-wheel motorcycle.  (2)  A motorized bicycle.  b.  The license is issued for either two years or eight years.  (1)  A qualified applicant who is at least 17 years, 11 months of age but not yet 72 years of age shall be issued an eight-year license. However, the expiration date of the license issued shall not exceed the licensee’s 74th birthday.  (2)  A two-year license shall be issued to a qualified applicant who is under 17 years, 11 months of age or who is 72 years of age or older.  (3)  A two-year license may also be issued, at the discretion of the department, to an applicant whose license is restricted due to vision or other physical disabilities.  c.  An Iowa driver’s license issued before March 15, 1968, which is still valid because of an extension, is valid for motorcycles. An Iowa driver’s license issued from March 15, 1968, through June 30, 1972, which is still valid because of an extension, is valid for motorcycles unless the back of the license is stamped “Not valid for motorcycles.”  602.13(2)    Requirements.    a.  An applicant shall be at least 16 years of age.  b.  Except as otherwise provided in Iowa Code subsection 321.178(3), an applicant under 18 years of age must meet the requirements of Iowa Code section 321.180B and submit proof of successful completion of an Iowa-approved course in driver education.  c.  An applicant under 18 years of age must submit proof of successful completion of an Iowa-approved course in motorcycle rider education.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 321.177, 321.178, 321.180B, 321.189 and 321.196.Related ARC(s): 1714C761—602.14(321)  Transition from five-year to eight-year licenses.  During the period January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2018, the department shall issue qualified applicants otherwise eligible for an eight-year license a five-year, six-year, seven-year, or eight-year license, subject to all applicable limitations for age and ability. The applicable period shall be randomly assigned to the applicant by the department’s computerized issuance system based on a distribution formula intended to spread renewal volumes as equally as practical over the eight-year period beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2026.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 321.196.Related ARC(s): 1714C, 4271C761—602.15(321)  Minor’s restricted license.  Renumbered as 761—602.25(321)IAB 1/8/92, effective 2/12/92.761—602.16(321)  Temporary instruction permit.  Rescinded IAB 1/8/92, effective 2/12/92.761—602.17(321)  Minor’s school license.  Renumbered as 761—602.26(321)IAB 1/8/92, effective 2/12/92.761—602.18(321)  Motorcycle instruction permit.  This rule describes a motorcycle instruction permit issued under Iowa Code subsection 321.180(1) or 321.180B(1).  602.18(1)    Validity and issuance.    a.  The motorcycle instruction permit is a permit that is added to another driver’s license.  b.  The permit is valid for operating a motorcycle when the permittee is accompanied by a person specified in Iowa Code subsection 321.180(1) or 321.180B(1), as applicable to the age of the permittee.  c.  The permit is not valid for operating a motorized bicycle.  d.  The permit is issued for four years and is not renewable.  602.18(2)    Requirement.  An applicant shall be at least 14 years of age.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 321.177, 321.180 and 321.180B.761—602.19(321)  Noncommercial instruction permit.  This rule describes a noncommercial instruction permit, other than a motorcycle instruction permit, issued under Iowa Code subsection 321.180(1) or 321.180B(1).  602.19(1)    Validity and issuance.    a.  The permit is a restricted, noncommercial Class C driver’s license.  b.  The permit is valid for operating a motor vehicle that may be legally operated under a noncommercial Class C driver’s license when the permittee is accompanied by a person specified in Iowa Code subsection 321.180(1) or 321.180B(1), as applicable to the age of the permittee.  c.  The permit is not valid for operating a motorized bicycle.  d.  The permit is not valid as a motorcycle instruction permit.  e.  The permit is issued for four years.  602.19(2)    Requirement.  An applicant shall be at least 14 years of age.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 321.177, 321.180 and 321.180B.761—602.20    Rescinded IAB 11/18/98, effective 12/23/98.761—602.21(321)  Special noncommercial instruction permit.  This rule describes a special noncommercial instruction permit issued under Iowa Code section 321.180A.  602.21(1)    Validity and issuance.    a.  The permit is a restricted, noncommercial Class C driver’s license that is issued to a person whose application for driver’s license renewal has been denied or whose driver’s license has been suspended for incapability due to a physical disability.  b.  The permit is valid for operating a motor vehicle that may be legally operated under a noncommercial Class C driver’s license when the permittee is accompanied by a person specified in Iowa Code section 321.180A.  c.  The permit is not valid for operating a motorized bicycle.  d.  The permit is not valid as a motorcycle instruction permit.  e.  The permit is valid for six months from the date of issuance. It is invalid after the expiration date on the permit.  f.  The permit may be reissued for one additional six-month period.  602.21(2)    Requirement.  An applicant must submit a medical report as referenced in 761—subrule 605.4(6).This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 321.180A.Related ARC(s): 4586C761—602.22    Reserved.761—602.23(321)  Chauffeur’s instruction permit.    602.23(1)    Validity and issuance.    a.  A chauffeur’s instruction permit is a permit that is added to a Class D license or a noncommercial Class C license that is not a special license or permit.  b.  The license with the permit is valid for operating:  (1)  A motor vehicle that may be legally operated under the class of license (and for Class D, the endorsement) held by the licensee, including a motorized bicycle.  (2)  A motor vehicle, other than a commercial motor vehicle or a motorcycle, as a chauffeur if accompanied by a person with a valid Class D license or a commercial driver’s license valid for the vehicle being operated.  c.  The permit is issued for two years.  602.23(2)    Requirements.    a.  An applicant shall be at least 18 years of age.  b.  Reserved.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 321.1, 321.177 and 321.180.761—602.24(321)  Motorized bicycle license.    602.24(1)    Validity and issuance.    a.  A motorized bicycle license is a restricted, noncommercial Class C license.  b.  The license is valid for operating a motorized bicycle.  c.  The license is issued for two years.  602.24(2)    Requirements.    a.  An applicant shall be at least 14 years of age.  b.  An applicant under 16 years of age must submit proof of successful completion of an Iowa-approved course in motorized bicycle education.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 321.177 and 321.189.761—602.25(321)  Minor’s restricted license.    602.25(1)    Validity and issuance.    a.  A minor’s restricted license is a restricted, noncommercial Class C or Class M driver’s license.  b.  The license is valid for driving to and from the licensee’s place of employment or to transport dependents to and from temporary care facilities, if necessary to maintain the licensee’s present employment.  c.  The type of motor vehicle that may be operated is controlled by the class of driver’s license issued. A Class C minor’s restricted license is valid for operating a motorcycle only if the license has a motorcycle endorsement. A minor’s restricted license is valid for operating a motorized bicycle only for the purposes specified in paragraph “b” of this subrule.  d.  The license is issued for two years.  602.25(2)    Requirements.    a.  The applicant shall be at least 16 years of age but not yet 18.  b.  The applicant shall submit to the department a statement from the employer confirming the applicant’s employment.  c.  Proof of nonattendance is required. Proof of nonattendance is receipt of notification from the appropriate school authority that the applicant does not attend school, as set out in 761—subrule 615.23(2).  d.  The applicant shall submit proof of successful completion of an Iowa-approved course in driver education.  e.  For a Class M minor’s restricted license or a motorcycle endorsement, the applicant shall also submit proof of successful completion of an Iowa-approved course in motorcycle rider education.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 299.1B, 321.178, 321.180B, 321.189, 321.196 and 321.213B.761—602.26(321)  Minor’s school license.    602.26(1)    Validity and issuance.    a.  A minor’s school license is a restricted, noncommercial Class C or Class M driver’s license.  b.  The license is valid during the times and for the purposes set forth in Iowa Code section 321.194 and at any time when the licensee is accompanied in accordance with Iowa Code section321.180B(1).  c.  The type of motor vehicle that may be operated is controlled by the class of driver’s license issued. A Class C minor’s school license is valid for operating a motorcycle only if the license has a motorcycle endorsement. A minor’s school license is valid for operating a motorized bicycle.  d.  The license is issued for two years.  602.26(2)    Requirements.    a.  An applicant shall be at least 14 years of age but not yet 18 and meet the requirements of Iowa Code section 321.194.  b.  An applicant who attends a public school shall submit a statement of necessity signed by the chairperson of the school board, the superintendent of the school, or the principal of the school if authorized by the superintendent. An applicant who attends an accredited nonpublic school shall submit a statement of necessity signed by an authority in charge of the accredited nonpublic school or a duly authorized representative of the authority. The statement shall be on Form 430021.  c.  An applicant shall submit proof of successful completion of an Iowa-approved course in driver education.  d.  For a Class M minor’s school license or a motorcycle endorsement, an applicant shall also submit proof of successful completion of an Iowa-approved course in motorcycle rider education.  602.26(3)    Exemption.    a.  An applicant is not required to have completed an approved driver education course if the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department that completion of the course would impose a hardship upon the applicant; however, the applicant must meet all other requirements for a school license. “Hardship” means:  (1)  If the applicant is 14 years old, that a driver education course will not begin at the applicant’s school(s) of enrollment or at a public school in the applicant’s district of residence within one year following the applicant’s fourteenth birthday; or  (2)  If the applicant is 15 years old, that a driver education course will not begin at the applicant’s school(s) of enrollment or at a public school in the applicant’s district of residence within six months following the applicant’s fifteenth birthday; or  (3)  If the applicant is between 16 and 18 years old, that a driver education course is not offered at the applicant’s school(s) of enrollment or at a public school in the applicant’s district of residence at the time the request for hardship status is submitted to the department; or  (4)  That the applicant is a person with a disability. In this rule, “person with a disability” means that, because of a disability or impairment, the applicant is unable to walk in excess of 200 feet unassisted or cannot walk without causing serious detriment or injury to the applicant’s health.  b.  “Demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department” means that the department has received written proof that a hardship exists. An applicant who attends a public school shall submit written proof of hardship signed by the applicant’s parent, custodian or guardian and by the superintendent, the chairperson of the school board, or the principal, if authorized by the superintendent, of the applicant’s school or school district of residence. An applicant who attends an accredited nonpublic school shall submit written proof of hardship signed by the applicant’s parent, custodian or guardian and by either an authority in charge of the accredited nonpublic school or a duly authorized representative of the authority, or by the superintendent, the chairperson of the school board, or the principal, if authorized by the superintendent, of the applicant’s school district of residence.  602.26(4)    Multiple residences.    a.  An applicant whose parents are divorced or separated and who as a result of shared custody maintains more than one residence may be authorized to operate a motor vehicle from either residence during the times and for the purposes set forth in Iowa Code section 321.194 if one of the following applies:  (1)  If the applicant attends a public school, the statement of necessity provided to the department certifies that a need exists to drive from each residence, that the school of enrollment identified in the statement of necessity meets the geographic requirements for an applicant attending a public school set forth in Iowa Code section 321.194 as determined by the primary residence identified in the statement of necessity, and that the secondary residence identified in the statement of necessity is either within the school district that includes the applicant’s school of enrollment or within an Iowa school district contiguous to the applicant’s school of enrollment.   (2)  If the applicant attends an accredited nonpublic school, the statement of necessity provided to the department certifies that a need exists to drive from each residence, that the school of enrollment identified in the statement of necessity meets the geographic requirements for an applicant attending an accredited nonpublic school set forth in Iowa Code section 321.194 as determined by the primary residence identified in the statement of necessity, and that the secondary residence identified in the statement of necessity is no more than 50 miles driving distance from the school of enrollment.  b.  The fact that either residence is less than one mile from the applicant’s school of enrollment shall not preclude travel to and from each residence at the times and for the purposes set forth in Iowa Code section 321.194 provided that need is otherwise demonstrated.  c.  A minor’s school license approved for travel to and from two residences for the purposes set forth in Iowa Code section 321.194 shall not be valid for travel directly between each residence unless the licensee is accompanied in accordance with Iowa Code section321.180B(1).  d.  The primary residential address listed in the statement of necessity shall appear on the face of the license. A minor’s school license approved for travel to and from two residences shall include a “J” restriction on the face of the license, and the secondary address listed in the statement of necessity shall be listed on the reverse side of the license as part of the “J” restriction, with the following notation: “Also valid to drive to and from [secondary residential address] in compliance with 321.194.”This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 321.177; 321.180B; 321.189; 321.194 as amended by 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 140, sections 1 and 2; and 321.196.Related ARC(s): 2644C, 4271C, 4759C761—602.27    Reserved.761—602.28    Reserved.761—602.29    Reserved.761—602.30(321)  Special instruction permit.  Rescinded IAB 1/8/92, effective 2/12/92.Related ARC(s): 7902B, 1714C, 2071C, 2337C, 2644C, 2985C, 4271C, 4586C, 4759C, 4851C