Alaska DMV Practice Tests

The best way to prepare for your written exam is through practice tests! Our list of practice tests, including the Alaska permit test and the Alaska new-to-state driver's license test, are what you need to prepare appropriately.

Your Alaska DMV Practice Tests

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Your Alaska DMV Handbooks

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Alaska Driver’s License Resources

Whether you’re getting ready to take your learner’s permit written test for the first time, studying to get a motorcycle endorsement so you can ride your new bike, or preparing for your CDL exam to drive a commercial vehicle, we’ve gathered a wealth of resources and knowledge to help you obtain your driving credentials.

All Drivers

If you’re renewing a license that has been expired for longer than a year, or if you’re applying for reinstatement after a suspension, you may have to retake the written exam in order to obtain your license.

Free Practice Tests

Driver's License practice tests
Learner's Permit practice tests
Motorcycle Endorsement practice tests
CDL practice tests
Road Signs and Signals practice tests

Resources for all drivers

Read the official Alaska driver’s manual
Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Buy a driver’s license renewal test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Read our driving safety articles

Alaska DMV quick links for all drivers

Alaska DMV home page
Renew online
Schedule a road test online
Renewal information
License fees
DMV locations

New & Teen Drivers

In Alaska, to obtain an Instruction Permit you must: be at least 14 years of age; pass a written knowledge test; and pass a vision test. In order to obtain a Provisional driver's license, you must: be at least 16 years of age; have held a learner's permit for at least 6 months; and provide proof from a parent, legal guardian, or employer that you have completed 40 hours of driving experience, at least 10 of those hours having been driven in inclement weather or at night. In order to apply for a driver license, you must: be at least 18 years of age; pass the written knowledge test, or present either a valid instruction permit or a valid provisional license; pass a road skills test; and pass an alcohol and drug awareness knowledge test.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Alaska driver’s manual
Take one of our free learner’s permit practice tests
Check out our new & teen driver frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a learner’s permit test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Buy a driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Alaska DMV quick links for new & teen drivers

Instruction permit information
Provisional license information
Regular license information
Limited license information
Road test information
Driving schools

New-to-State Drivers

New Alaska residents must exchange their out-of-state driver license for an Alaska driver license. New Alaska residents are required to: pass a written knowledge test; pass an alcohol and drug awareness test; and pass a vision test in order to obtain an Alaska driver license.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Alaska driver’s manual
Take one of our free driver’s license practice tests
Check out our new-to-state frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a new-to-state driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Alaska DMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

Transfer information

Motorcycles

In Alaska, to obtain a motorcycle permit, you must: be at least 14 years of age; have parental consent if you are under 18 years of age; pass a written knowledge test (or present a valid learner's permit); pass a written motorcycle knowledge test; and pass a vision test. To obtain a motorcycle license, you must: be at least 16 years of age; have held an instruction permit for at least 6 months if you are under 18 years of age; submit a parental consent form if you are under 18 years of age; pass a vision test; and either pass a written motorcycle knowledge test (or present a valid motorcycle instruction permit) and motorcycle road test, or present a certificate of completion from a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course to waive the knowledge and road tests.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Alaska motorcycle manual
Take one of our free motorcycle license practice tests
Check out our motorcycle license frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a motorcycle license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
New-to-state motorcycle insurance

Alaska DMV quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle license information

CDL

In Alaska, to obtain a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP), you must: be at least 18 years of age; have held a driver's license for at least a year; pass a written knowledge test; and pass a vision test. To obtain a Commercial Driver License, you must: have held a CLP for at least 14 days; and pass a road test.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Alaska CDL manual
Take one of our free CDL practice tests
Buy a CDL test paid cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy CDL insurance

Alaska DMV quick links for CDL

CLP information
CDL information
CDL classes
CDL endorsements
CDL restrictions

Alaska DMV Driving Test Info

Who has to take the written test?

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass the written test. Teens can take the test if they are at least 16 years old and have held a driving permit for at least 6 months. If they're under 18 years of age, they will also need parental consent.

Do I have to Take the written test to Renewing my Drivers License?

You do not have to retake the written test when you renew your license.

If you're new to state are you required to take the written test?

Yes, drivers who hold a license issued by another state are required to pass a written test in order to receive an Alaska driver's license.

Who has to take the on-road driving test?

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass both the written and driving tests.

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 16 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 20 questions correctly in order to pass.

If you fail when can you retake the test?

You can retake the test again in 1 day.

How many times can you retake the test?

There is no limit on the number of times you can retake the written test.

Alaska DMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

You must be at least 16 years old and have held a driving permit for at least 6 months before you can take the test. If you are under 18 years of age you must also have parental consent. You do not need to take the written test if you have already obtained a motorcycle instruction permit prior to applying for your full license.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 20 questions correctly in order to pass.

Motorcyle Permit Resctictions

The applicant must be supervised at all times by a rider who is at least 21 years of age and has been licensed on the same class of motorcycle for at least one year. In addition, a motorcycle helmet meeting established safety standard must be worn at all times while operating the vehicle.

Do you need to take an on-road motorcycle driving test?

You must pass the on-road motorcycle skill test in order to receive your motorcycle license, unless you present a card issued by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation stating that you have passed one of the following Motorcycle Rider Courses within the previous or current calendar year:

  • Beginning Rider Course
  • Easy Rider Course
  • Basic Rider Course
  • Experience Rider Course
  • Motorcycle Rider course
  • Courses completed in other states will also be honored.

    Are there any other state specific age requirements or restrictions for motorcycles?

    You must be at least 14 years of age and obtain parental consent in order to apply for a motorcycle instruction permit and pass both the written motorcycle knowledge test and the written general driving knowledge test (unless they hold a valid learner's permit or driver's license.)

    What is Alaska's Helmet Law?

    The following categories of riders are required by law to wear a protective helmet at all times while operating or riding on a motorcycle:

  • Operators under 18 years of age
  • Any passengers, regardless of their age
  • Anyone who holds an instruction permit, regardless of their age
  • Anyone taking an on-road motorcycle test, regardless of their age

  • Alaska Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

    Currently, the State of Alaska does not require its citizens to obtain a license to operate boats or other watercraft.