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Alabama Handbooks

Alabama CDL Handbook

Alabama CDL Handbook

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Alabama Driver's License Handbook

Alabama Driver's License Handbook

Alabama Driver's License Handbook
Alabama Motorcycle Handbook

Alabama Motorcycle Handbook

Alabama Motorcycle Handbook

Alabama Frequently Asked Questions

Table of Contents

  • After You Have Passed The AL Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Applying For Your Alabama Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your AL Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Preparing For Your AL Permit Test
  • Renewing Your AL Driver's License
  • Taking Your AL Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your AL Permit Test
  • What If You're Moving To AL Or Just Visiting
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.

How much does AL car insurance cost?

The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors.

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.

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..

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.

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.

Alabama DPS 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 17 years old and have held a driving permit for at least 6 months.

Do I have to Take the written test when Renewing?

You do not have to retake the written test when you renew your license unless it has been expired for more than 3 years.

h3>If you're new to state are you required to take the written test?

Who has to take the on-road driving test?

If you hold a valid driver's license from another state, or a license that has not been expired for more than 1 year, then you are not required to take either part (written or on-road) of the driver's examination.

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass both the written and driving tests. Additionally, anyone who has a driver's license that has been expired for more than 3 years is required to re-pass both test in order to renew it.

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 30 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 24 questions correctly in order to pass.

If you fail when can you retake the test?

You are permitted to take the written test twice per business day.

How many times can you retake the test?

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

Alabama DPS Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

You must be at least 16 years of age in order to apply for a motorcycle license. If you are under 18 years of age you must also have parental consent.

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

You cannot drive on highways, drive during hours of darkness, or carry any passengers.

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

Yes, you are required to pass a practical on-road motorcycle skill test in order to get your motorcycle license.

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

You can apply for a motorcycle learner's permit if you are at least 14 years old, which will carry a ?B? restriction limiting the driver to operation of motor-drive cycles only.

What are the helmet laws in Alabama?

All operators and passengers of a motorcycle are required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle, regardless of their age.

Alabama Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Boaters in Alabama are required to be licensed and must pass a written test administered by the Alabama Department of Public Safety driver's licensing office in their county of residence in order to receive a boating license.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters born after April 28, 1954 who are of legal age must be licensed in order to operate a boat or other watercraft on Alabama waterways. The minimum age to receive a boating license is 12, but boaters under 14 must be accompanied and directly supervised by a licensed boat operator who is at least 21 years old. Additionally, boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course offered by either Boat-Ed.com or BoaterExam.com.

You do not have to take the written test if you meet one of the following requirements:
1. Were born prior to April 28 1954 and present proof of age exemption
2. Hold a valid US Coast Guard motorboat operator's license
3. Have a certificate of completion from one of the following courses:

  • US Power Squadron Boating Course
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Course
  • Alabama Marine Police ?Boat Alabama' classroom course.

  • 4. Complete a state-approved online boating course from:
  • Boat-Ed.com
  • BoaterExam.com
  • How many questions are on the test?

    The online safety courses generally have 60 questions on the test.

    How many must you get correct to pass?

    You must answer at least 70% (42 questions) on the online test correctly in order to pass.

    Alabama Driver’s License Resources

    Whether you're preparing to take your learner permit written test for the first time, studying to get a motorcycle endorsement so you can ride your new bike, or crunching 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's been expired for longer than a year, or if you're applying for reinstatement after a suspension, you may have to retake a written exam in order to apply for 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 Alabama 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

    Alabama DPS quick links for all drivers

    Alabama DPS home page
    Renewal information
    Renew online
    License FAQ
    Driver license classes, endorsements, & restrictions
    Citizen Services Location Finder
    Schedule appointment online
    Driver License Office locations
    Fees & Identification requirements

    New & Teen Drivers

    Getting your permit/license if you're under 18: In Alabama, to obtain a Learner's Permit you must: be at least 15 years of age; provide verification of successful completion of a ALEA or SDE-approved driver education course; and pass a written test. In order to obtain a Restricted License, you must: be at least 16 years of age; have permission from a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian; and pass a road skills test. In order to obtain a Regular / Unrestricted License, you must: either be 17 years of age and have held a Restricted License for at least six months, or be at least 18 years of age. Getting your permit/license if you're over 18: In Alabama, to obtain a Learner's License you must pass a written knowledge test. To obtain a driver license, you must pass a road test.

    Resources for new & teen drivers

    Read the official Alabama 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

    Alabama DPS quick links for new & teen drivers

    Graduated driver license information
    Written test information
    Road test information

    New-to-State Drivers

    New Alabama residents must pass a road test, unless they present an out-of-state license which has not been expired over one year.

    Resources for new-to-state drivers

    Read the official Alabama 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

    Motorcycles

    In Alabama, to obtain a motorcycle permit you must: be at least 14 years of age and pass a written knowledge exam. To obtain a motorcycle license, you must: be at least 16 years of age; and pass a motorcycle road test.

    Resources for motorcyclists

    Read the official Alabama 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

    CDL

    In Alabama, to apply for a Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) you must: be at least 18 years of age; and pass a written knowledge exam. To apply for a Commercial Driver License, you must: be at least 18 years of age; have held a CLP for at least 14 days; and pass a road test. CDL holders under 21 years of age are restricted to driving inside the state.

    Resources for CDL

    Read the official Alabama 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

    Alabama DPS quick links for CDL

    CDL information