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When can I get my driver’s license?

In order to obtain a provisional driver’s license in Alaska, the following requirements must be met:

• The applicant must have held a valid learner’s instruction permit for a minimum of six months before being eligible to apply for a provisional driver’s license.

• When the permit holder practices their driving skills, they must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 years or older and has had a valid license for at least one year.

• Anyone who receives traffic citations that total six or more points in a twelve-month period or nine or more points in twenty-four month period will be required to successfully complete a nationally certified defensive driving educational course. If you fail to take or complete the court, the DMV has the right to suspend your driving privileges.

• The applicant must provide proof from their employer, parent or legal guardian that they have completed at least 40 hours of driving experience. This must also include a minimum of ten hours of driving under challenging circumstances, such as at night or in bad weather.

Anyone who is convicted of committing a traffic violation will be required to wait for at least six months before applying for an Alaska provisional driver’s license.

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