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PROVISIONAL LICENSING

(Applies only to individuals under 18.)

 

PROVISIONAL LICENSING: AS 28.15.055 & AS 28.15.057

Requirements to receive a provisional driver license:

  • You must be at least 16 years old or older.
  • You must have held a valid instruction permit for a minimum of six (6) 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 1 year and must be 21 years of age or older.
  • If you receive traffic citations which total 6 or more points in a 12 month period or 9 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 privilege to drive.
  • Your parent, legal guardian or employer must provide proof that you have had at least forty (40) hours of driving experience.  This must include at least ten (10) hours of driving in challenging circumstances such as inclement weather and nighttime driving.
  • If you are convicted of a violation of a traffic law, you must wait for six months before you can apply for your provisional driver license.

If you live in an exempt RURAL community, please CLICK HERE for additional information.

A ROAD TEST is required to obtain a provisional license. Once you obtain your provisional license, you must wait for at least six months in order to graduate to a regular driver license.  If you are convicted of violating a traffic law or of violating AS 04.16.050 (c) (repeat minor consuming alcohol) while holding a provisional driver license, you must wait an additional six months from the conviction date before you would be eligible for a regular driver license. A new parental consent form (signed in front of a DMV representative or notary public) must be submitted in order to receive a regular license. Parental consent is required to graduate from a provisional license to a regular license. To remove a provisional restriction, you must go to a DMV office. The fee for a duplicate license is charged to remove the restriction.

Provisional License Restrictions (Minimum of six months - up to the age of 18)

  • You may NOT carry passengers under the age of 21, except siblings.
  • You may NOT operate a motor vehicle between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

    Exceptions:
  • unless accompanied by a person who is at least 21 years of age that is licensed to drive the type or class of vehicle being driven.
  • unless driving to or from your place of employment or within the scope of your employment.  All driving must be along the most direct route.

NOTE:  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 obtain a regular license at that time, you would be subject to the vision test and replacement license fees.

Failure to follow Restrictions

A violation of the restrictions is an infraction with a $200.00 penalty.

Driving in violation of a restricted license under [AS 28.15.057(b)] is a 2 point violation that will appear on the driving record.

The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program

The Alaska DMV has launched a new program sponsored by Ford Motor Company that is designed to prevent one of the major causes of death and injury for teens on the road.  Utilizing the sponsorship funds committed by Ford, The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program will provide parents and guardians with advanced and sophisticated tools to optimize the 40 hours of parental supervised driving required for your teen to obtain their license.  The program is available in a printed guide that will be given out at each first time issuance of a permit.  Parents and teens are also encouraged to use the RoadReady app as a tool for keeping track of the amount of driving your teen has done. You can view an online version of the program by clicking here.  The RoadReady app can be accessed through the Apple App Store and through Google play (Coming Soon).