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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your 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.
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.
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.
The AL Permit Test consists of 30 questions. You will need to answer 26 of those 30 questions correctly in order to pass.
No. You are not allowed to use your AL Driver's Manual or any other study materials while you take your 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.
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.
In AL, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 years old.
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.