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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your Alabama Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your AL Permit Test
  • Taking Your AL Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your AL Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your AL Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The AL Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your AL Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To AL Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your Alabama Driver's License
When am I eligible to apply for my AL license?
In AL, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 years old.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my AL license?
When you apply for your AL Driver's License, you need to submit documents that prove your identity, your residency in the state of Alabama and your Social Security Number.
Where should I go to apply for my AL license?
You are able to apply at any local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://www.dps.alabama.gov/Home/
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my AL Permit Test if I am under 18?
In Alabama, anyone who is older than 21 years old or older and possesses a valid driver's license can accompany you to your AL Permit Test regardless of your age.
Can I contact my AL DMV office?
Yes you can. You can contact your AL DMV office by calling (334)242-4400 or e-mailing this address DriverLicenseInfo@dps.alabama.gov. Or if you prefer you can always visit your local AL DMV office. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://www.dps.alabama.gov/Home/
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a AL Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your AL license.
Where do I take my AL Driver's License photo?
You must take your AL Driver's license photo at the DMV office when you go in to take your exam. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
Preparing For Your AL Permit Test
What should I use to study for my AL Permit Test?
The best way to study for the AL Permit Test is to read the entire Alabama Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website that can act as a supplement to the AL Driver's Manual.
Do I have to enroll into a Driver's Ed. Class if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, you will need to either complete 30 hours of behind-the-wheel driving or complete a driver education course.
Where can I find a copy of the AL Driver's Manual?
You can find a copy of the AL Driver's Manual by visiting this website and downloading a PDF version: http://dps.alabama.gov/Documents/Manuals/DriverLicenseManual.pdf
Are there any chapters of the AL Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your AL Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, traffic signs, signaling devices and much more topics that are covered in the AL Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the AL Permit Test to pass?
The AL Permit Test consists of 30 questions. You will need to answer 26 of those 30 questions correctly in order to pass.
How much does the AL Permit Test cost?
The AL Permit Test cost $5.
Where can I go to take my AL Permit Test?
You will need to take your AL Permit Test at a local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://dps.alabama.gov/Home/wfContentTableDB.aspx?ID=30&PLH1=DLOFFICES
Is there anything I should do the night before my AL Permit Test?
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website. Get a good night's rest as well.
What should I do when I am ready to take my AL Permit Test?
Once you have studied thoroughly for your AL Permit Test, you should gather the necessary documents and visit your local DMV office to take your exam.
Taking Your AL Permit Test
At what age am I eligible to take the AL Permit Test?
In AL, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 years old.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my AL Permit Test?
On the day of your AL Permit Test, you need to bring documents that prove your identity, your residency in the state of Alabama and your Social Security Number.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my AL Permit Test?
In Alabama, anyone who is older than 21 years old or older and possesses a valid driver's license can accompany you to your AL Permit Test regardless of your age.
What do I need to know to pass my AL Permit Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your AL Permit Test you should study all chapters and sections of the AL Driver's Manual. The exam will test your knowledge of speed limits, pavement markings, traffic signs, parking situations, intersections and many more basic rules of the road.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the AL Permit Test to pass?
The AL Permit Test consists of 30 questions. You will need to answer 26 of those 30 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the AL Permit Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your AL Driver's Manual or any other study materials while you take your AL Permit Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my AL Permit Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an AL Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my AL Permit Test?
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their AL Permit Test. A test taker who fails may not have studied thoroughly. Or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your AL Permit Test, you will not receive your AL Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You are able to do so as early as the next business day, but do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time before you retake. Read the entire AL Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website so that the next time you take the exam you have the best chance of passing the AL Permit Test.
What happens after I pass my AL Permit Test?
If you pass your AL Permit Test and pay the $5 permit fee, you will receive your AL Learner's Permit. In most instances, applicants will need to wait 6 months before they can schedule their AL Driving Exam. During the waiting period, you should complete thirty hours of behind-the-wheel training.
Preparing For Your AL Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my AL Driving Exam?
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. You should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, parking and parallel parking, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
Where can I practice driving for my AL Driving Exam?
Anywhere in Alabama as long the road or street is public and as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
Do I need to learn how to parallel park for my AL Driving Exam?
No. You will not be asked to parallel park on your AL Driving Exam, but you should consider learning how to parallel park because it is a useful driving skill.
How can I schedule my AL Road Test?
You will need to schedule your AL Driving Exam. You can do so by calling (205) 252-7445 (at Birmingham) or 334-242-4400. You can also begin scheduling an appointment by e-mailing Bham.DLRoadTestAppt@dps.alabama.gov.
Where do I take my AL Driving Exam?
You will take your exam at your local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations near you: http://www.dps.alabama.gov/Home/
What do I need to bring with me on the day of my AL Road Test?
You will need to bring a valid learner's permit, the $23.50 license fee and a registered and insured vehicle. A license driver who is 21 years old or older should accompany you.
What should I expect on my AL Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your AL Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Is there anything I should do the night before my AL Driving Exam?
The night before your AL Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest.
Do I need to supply my own car for my AL Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your AL Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured.
Taking Your AL Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my AL Driving Exam?
In Alabama, anyone who is older than 21 years old or older and possesses a valid driver's license can accompany you to your AL Driving Exam regardless of your age.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my AL Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your AL Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my AL Driving Exam?
Only you and your examiner are allowed in the car during your AL Driving Exam.
What happens if I fail my AL Driving Exam?
If you fail the AL Driving Exam, you will not receive your AL Driver's License. You will be able to retake the test as early as the next business day, and there is no limit to how many times you may take the exam. However, you should not rush retaking the AL Driving Exam after you have failed. You should pay attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses, and you should work upon improving your weaknesses.
After You Have Passed The AL Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my AL Driving Exam?
After you pass your AL Driving Exam and you have paid the $23.50 fee, you will receive your AL Driver's License.
If I am under 18 will there be any limitations on my license?
Yes, there will be restrictions on your license if you are under 18, namely during the first six months you will not be able to drive between the hours of 12 AM and 6 AM.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry liability insurance able to cover at least $20,000 for each person of the other vehicle and $10,000 property damage..
What documents do I need to apply for AL car insurance?
The documents that you will need vary depending on the insurance company to which you apply. Generally, insurance companies want you to submit proof of your identity, your driving record and information about the vehicle you would like to insure.
How much does AL car insurance cost?
The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in AL?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident, insurance companies often charge more to cover them.
Renewing Your AL Driver's License
How do I renew my AL Driver's license once it has expired?
You must renew your AL Driver's License in person by a local probate judge or at the license commissioner office.
Do I have to complete another vision test before I can renew my AL Driver's License?
No. You will not have to complete another vision test when you renew your AL License.
What If You're Moving To AL Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the AL road test when I move to AL from another state?
If your license is still valid, you do not have to take the AL Driving Exam. You will have 30 days to exchange your out-of-state license with a AL Driver's License. You will need to pay AL $23.50 license fee, and you will have to pass an eye exam.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in AL?
Yes. Alabama recognizes valid out-of-state Learner's Permits.
How long can I drive in AL with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a AL resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.
Am I allowed to drive in AL with my out-of-country license?
Yes. You are allowed to drive in Alabama with your out-of-country license for as long as the license is valid. If you become an AL resident, you will need to obtain an AL Driver's License.Question Category