Alaska Driver's License: When You Can Apply
|Age||Type of License||Prerequisites|
|14 (First Timers)||Instruction Permit||Pass a Knowledge Test and a Vision Test.|
|16+ (Instruction Permit Holders)||Provisional License||Must have held Instruction Permit for 6 months. Also practice driving for 40 hours (10 hours at night or in poor weather) and pass a Road Test.|
|18+ (First Timers)||Full (Adult) License||Pass a Knowledge Test, a Vision Test, and a Road Test.|
|18+ (Instruction Permit Holders)||Full (Adult) License||Pass a Vision Test and a Road Test.|
|16 ½+ (Provisional License Holders)||Full (Adult) License||Must have held Provisional License for 6 months. Also pass a Vision Test.|
|18+ (Provisional License Holders)||Full (Adult) License||Pass a Vision Test.|
Note 1: Alaska requires all aspiring drivers to pass an Alcohol and Drug Awareness Knowledge Test.
Note 2: To apply for any type of instruction permit or license, you must first obtain consent from your parents or guardians if you are under 18 years of age.
Note 3: If more than one line of this table applies to you, you can choose either option unless otherwise specified.
Alaska Driver's License & Permit FAQ
How Can I Apply for my AK Driver's License? Frequently Asked Questions
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How old must I be in Alaska in order to be eligible for a license?You must be at least 14 in order to be eligible for a permit in Alaska. You must be at least 16 to get your license.
Are there any documents I should take with me when I go to apply for my Alaska license?Yes. First time applicants must….
- Be at least 14 years old
- Fill out a permit application (Form 478)
- Provide two forms of Id
- Bring a parental consent form ( if under 18 years old)
- Provide proof of social security number
- Provide proof of address
When am I eligible for a learner’s permit in Alaska?You are eligible for your permit when you…
- Are at least 14 years old
- Have proof of your parent's permission on a parental consent form
- Can bring two pieces of identification to the DMV office
- Can pass the knowledge test
- Can pass the vision test
I’m ready to apply for my license in Alaska, where should I go?Driver’s licenses are issued at local Alaska DMV offices. You can easily find a location here.
What’s the contact information for an Alaska DMV office?Yes. You can find any specific location here.
- Anchorage area call: 269-5551
- Inside of Alaska call: 1-855-269-5551
- Outside of Alaska call: 1-907-269-5551
Who should bring me for my Alaska permit test?If you are under age 18, your parents should bring you. If your parent is unable to bring you then they must sign and have notarized a parent consent form.
Should I get a physical when getting a license in Alaska?No.
Do I need a vision test before getting a license in Alaska?Yes. A vision test is required when getting your Alaska license.
Where do I go to get my driver’s license photo taken in Alaska?Once you have successfully passed your test; you will have your photo taken at the DMV office.
How should I apply for my Alaska driver’s license?In order to apply for a license in Alaska you should:
- Hold your permit for at least 6 months
- Be at least 16 years old
- Show proof that you have completed at least 55 hours of behind-the-wheel training with 10 of those hours being under adverse conditions.
What’s my next step after I apply for my Alaska driver’s license?Once you’ve taken the first step by getting your permit, you are now ready to practice for the road test.
- You must be getting at least 40 hours of behind –the-wheel training with a licensed driver at least 21 or older.
- You must hold your permit at least 6 months before applying for the road test.
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