When you turn 14, you are eligible for an instruction permit to begin to practice how to drive. While you are practicing to drive you must be accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years old with at least one year of driving experience in the type of vehicle you are driving, and they must be seated in the passenger seat at all times.
Instruction permits are valid for two years, and may be renewed one time.
Please note: Even if you have an instruction permit from another state, you must have an Alaska instruction permit before driving in Alaska.
How do I get my Instruction Permit?
To obtain your instruction permit, you must go to your local DMV office and complete the following:
- Bring parental consent (form 433)
- Pass the written knowledge test
- Pass a vision test
- Pay $15 (see fees)
If you do not have a local DMV office in your community, please see our Guide to Rural Driving Information.
What do I bring to the DMV?
In addition to the parental consent form (form 433), you must bring 4 or 5 documents that prove your name and birth date, your current residence and your social security number.
The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program
The Alaska DMV participates in the Parent’s Supervised Driving Program, which is designed to prevent the major causes of injury and death for teen drivers. When you get your permit, you will also be given the printed program. Please use this program to log your 40 hours of driving neede for your license.
Download the RoadReady app to track your driving experience together and to keep safety tips in mind.