Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How to Get an Alaska Driver's Permit

How to Get an Alaska Driver

In order to begin driving on the roads in Alaska, anyone under the age of 16 years old must apply for and receive an Alaska Instruction Permit. This driver’s permit allows those who are at least 14 years old to begin driving under supervision, in order to practice safe driving before getting their full driver’s license. In order to receive this permit, you must follow certain steps. Here is a simple guide to getting an Alaska driver’s instruction permit:

Instruction permit

The instructional driver’s permit in Alaska is a two-year permit that allows anyone who is at least 14 to begin operating a vehicle legally. When the permit expires in two years, or when the driver is at least 16 years of age, they may apply for a standard driver’s license. The instruction permit may be renewed one time.

While driving with an Alaska instruction permit, drivers must be accompanied by an adult who is:

  • At least 21 years old.

  • Experienced in operating the type of vehicle that the teenaged driver is learning to drive.

  • Seated in the front passenger seat at all times.

While driving during the instructional period, parents or legal guardians must use a printed program, given to them by the state DMV, to log the 40 require hours of driving practice that a teen will need to apply for their standard driver’s license.

How to apply

In order to apply for an Alaska instruction permit, qualifying teenaged citizens must bring the required forms to the local DMV office. They must pass a written exam that covers basic driving knowledge, and a vision test. There is a $15 fee when you receive your instruction permit.

The following forms and documents are required for taking the instruction permit exam:

  • Form 433, a parental consent form.

A minimum of forms of identification, which must be from the following list:

  • Proof of legal name and birth date
  • Secondary document to verify legal name and birth date
  • Proof of address
  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of name change, if applicable

Rural Drivers Information

Some communities in Alaska do not have local DMV offices, or road systems at all. In order to obtain a legal identification card, Alaskan residents can apply for an “Off Highway License” through the mail. There is no requirement for students under 18 to have this license in order to operate a vehicle off highway in a rural area. In order to obtain this license, for use as legal identification for your job or to open a bank account, you must pass the written exam with the area Proctor, pass a vision test, pay the fee, and provide all the necessary documents.

Passing the exam

The instructional permit test is made up of questions about the state-specific traffic laws, safe driving rules, and road signs. In order to get extra practice before taking the exam, there is an online practice test available.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

ASK A QUESTION

More related articles

How to Find the Keyless Code on a Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer
Many Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers were manufactured with an option known as the Ford keyless entry keypad. Some models refer to it as SecuriCode as well. It...
How to Get a Louisiana Driver's Permit
s licensing program. The first step in this program is to obtain...
P2159 OBD-II Trouble Code: Vehicle Speed Sensor B Range/Performance
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): P2159 P2159 code definition Vehicle Speed Sensor B Range/Performance Related Trouble Codes: P2158: Vehicle Speed Sensor B P2160: Vehicle Speed Sensor B Circuit Low P2161:...


Related questions

Q: I need some answers in order to get my permit. please help

Hello. Let's get these questions answered for you. All vehicles should be serviced per the manufacturers maintenance schedule. The owners manual contains this schedule that is set up to best maintain the service of any vehicle. There is no...