An applicant for a learner's or instruction permit must be at least 14 years of age. If the applicant is under 18 years of age, they must have parental consent to obtain an original, duplicate or to renew a permit. Effective July 1, 2007 - A permit can be renewed ONE TIME, ONLY.
The applicant will be required to pass the written knowledge test, a vision test and pay a fee prior to being issued a learner's or instruction permit.
A permit issued to an applicant that is 19 or 20 years old will expire 90 days after the applicant's 21st birthday. [AS 28.15.099] All other permits are valid for two years from the date of issue. If a driver has a learner's permit from another state, they must obtain an Alaska learner's permit before driving in Alaska. The applicant must pass an alcohol and drug awareness knowledge test to renew their permit or to upgrade from a permit to a license. [AS 28.15.085]
Exceptions: All applicants that obtained their Alaska driver license prior to October 21st, 2008.
PRESS RELEASE regarding Alcohol Awareness Test.
In order to drive with a permit, you must be accompanied by a person age 21 years or older that has a minimum of 1 year driving experience. This person must have a valid driver license and occupy the passenger seat next to you at all times.
Please see the following site for information on the documents required to obtain your first Alaska permit. If you have been issued an Alaska State ID and your name has not changed since the ID was issued, the following does not apply to you.
Once you have been issued a driver license for a specific class of vehicle, you would no longer be eligible to obtain a permit for that specific class of vehicle.
Please note that the practice test is on the Department of Transportation Site under the Alaska Highway Safety Office. DMV provides the link on our site for your convenience.
Click ">>>enter" to take the test.