Completion of a certified Alaska driving school is necessary if you wish to get your driving license in that state. Whether you plan to attend an Anchorage driving school, a Juneu driving school, or a Denali driving school, there are a few things you need to know and learn before you can apply.
Learner’s or Instruction Permit
- You must be at least 14 years of age to apply for a learner’s or instruction permit.
- If you are under the age of 18, you must have parental consent to obtain an original or duplicate copy, or to renew your permit (a permit can only be renewed once).
- You will be required to pass both the written test and a vision test.
- A fee must be paid prior to being issued a permit.
- You must have held a valid instruction permit for a minimum of six months before you can apply for a provisional driver license.
- While practicing with your valid instruction permit, the adult with you must have been licensed for at least 1 year and be 21 years of age or older.
- If you receive traffic citations which total six or more points in a 12 month period or nine or more points in a 24 month period, you must take a nationally certified defensive driving course. If you do not take a course, the DMV can suspend your driving privileges.
If you are under the age of 18:
- Your parent, legal guardian or employer must provide proof that you have had at least 40 hours of driving experience. This must include at least 10 hours of driving in challenging circumstances such as inclement weather and night time driving.
- If you are convicted of a violation of a traffic law, you must wait six months before you can apply for your provisional driver license.
Provisional License Restrictions
For a minimum of six months (if under the age of 18):
- You may not carry passengers under the age of 21 unless they are your siblings.
- You may not operate a motor vehicle between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.
- You are accompanied by a person who is at least 21 years of age and is licensed to drive the type or class of vehicle being driven.
- You are driving to or from your place of employment or within the scope of your employment. All driving must be along the most direct route.
Once you reach the age of 18, these restrictions no longer apply to you. You are not required to obtain a regular license at that time. If you choose to do so, you will need to take a vision test and pay the replacement license fees.