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

We've arranged several AK DMV practice tests for your convenience. Please pick the one below that fits your needs the best.

Your Alaska DMV Handbooks

Before you take a practice test make sure you've reviewed the Alaska drivers handbook. You will be tested on this content! Find them online below:

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Alaska Driver’s License Resources

Once you have your Alaska driver’s license, the number one priority is to get on the roads quickly. Before you can do that, you need to know that you are a safe driver who understands the rules of the road. However, you need to get the license first. We've arranged a list of resources to help you get your Alaska driver’s license, and to get it quickly. These resources should help you to pass the necessary exams and to understand what’s expected of you when you are on the road.

Teen Permit Test

The Alaska teen permit test is a permit practice test modeled after the actual permit test you take at the DMV. It’s a necessary preparation tool for anyone learning to drive for the first time.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

The Alaska driver’s license test is a practice test for those who need to renew their license, but need to retake the test for whatever reason. Since you have a limited number of chances to pass the test, or you must wait a significant amount of time between each retake, taking this practice test will increase your chances of passing on the first try.

New to State Driver’s License Test

The Alaska new-to-state driver’s license test is a practice test for those who are applying for an Alaska driver’s license and need to take the driver’s license test. This is a test for those who have an expired license or who only received a permit in another state.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

The Alaska driving manual is a must-have for anyone needing to take any type of driving test or exam. It’s actually a must-have even after you take the test. Click the link to view the manual or to download it for free to help you prepare.

Road Signs Practice Test

The Alaska road signs practice test is a great supplementary practice test to help you learn the road signs. All drivers’ license tests include at least one road sign question, and some states even have an entirely separate test for road signs, so skipping this practice isn’t an option.

Alaska Driver’s License Blog Posts

We also have our daily driver blog that publishes posts about preparing for the test, safe driving, and current driving laws. Below are a few links we recommend reading so that you are not only prepared to take the driver’s license test, but also prepared to drive with your license in the state:

What to Do When Your Car is Broken Into

3 Car Maintenance Basics You Ought to Know

How a New Driver Can Save Money

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.