An overview of our Alaska program

We have everything you need to earn your Alaska license online!

Our online driver education courses are fun, interactive, and convenient. Upon completion of our permit course, you can begin driving with an instructor.

Other course features:

  • Automatic progress tracking so you when you log off the system will pick up exactly where you left off
  • Unlimited access to review course material
  • Unlimited chances to pass your online final exam
  • DMV certificate of completion mailed directly to you
  • Try before you buy - take the entire course up until the final exam without paying

Alaska Online Driver Education and Alaska Licensing Procedures

So you are looking to get a learners permit to drive in Alaska? Well, you’ve come to the right place. You will find the following information very helpful as you go through the process of learning how to be a safe and smart driver in Alaska.

Since teen-agers are relatively new at driving, Alaska has a graduated driver license program set up which gives increases your driving privileges (or lessens the restrictions on them) as you become a safer, smarter, and more experienced driver.
So, let’s go over a few important things you’ll need to know:

Alaska Instruction (or Learners) Permit

You can apply for an Alaska instruction permit (or learners permit) after you turn 14. Your instruction permit is valid for 2 years (unless you get it when you’re 19 or 20, in which case it will expire 90 days after you’re 21st birthday) . A learners’ permit may only be renewed once.

When you are ready to take your instruction permit test, you will need to take the following documents with you to the local drivers license office:

  • $15 (to cover the instruction permit application fee)
  • Personal ID Card
  • Birth Certificate (original or a certified copy)
  • A completed & signed parental consent form
  • A social security card

Additionally, you will need to bring one (1) of the following items:

  • Proof of school enrollment or graduation from high school
  • Employee ID
  • IRS or State Tax Form
  • Medical Records
  • Military Dependent Identification
  • Pilot’s License
  • School ID Card

To get your instruction permit, you will need to pass both a vision test and your written test (details can be found on Alaska’s DMV website). Once you receive your instruction permit, you may begin driving, but you must always have a licensed Alaska driver who’s at least 21 years old sitting in the front passenger seat whenever you drive.

You may never drive alone with only a instruction permit!

Alaska Provisional Drivers License

If you are at least 16 years old (but under 18) and you have had your instruction permit for at least six (6) months you may be eligible to apply for a provisional drivers license if you meet the following conditions:

  • You must have completed at least 40 hours of supervised driving (signed off on by your parent/guardian or your employer). 10 of these hours must have been done at night or during inclement weather.
  • You must not have been convicted of a traffic law violation within the six (6) months prior to your applying for a provisional drivers license (if you have, you will have to wait an additional 6 months from the date of the offense before trying to move up to a provisional drivers license)
    You must have your parent’s or guardian’s consent

When you go to take your road test, you will need to bring the following items with you to the test site:

  • $15 to cover the application fee
  • Your learner's permit
  • Your written test scores
  • 2 forms of identification
  • Your social security card
  • If you’re under 18, a notarized parental consent form

With a provisional license, some restrictions still apply to you:

  • Passengers--if you want to transport non-family passengers, one of those passengers must be a parent, guardian, or an adult who’s over 21 years of age. You may drive your brother(s) and sister(s) around without a parent in the car.
  • Hours of Driving--you may not drive between the hours of 1:00am and 5:00am without a licensed parent, guardian, or 21-year-old adult sitting next to you in the front passenger seat. This restriction does not apply if you are driving to and from work.

Once you turn 18, all provisional restrictions are lifted. However, if you’re 16 or 17, after six (6) months of safe, conviction-free driving with your provisional license and have had no convictions of illegal alcohol or drug use, the provisional restrictions may be removed. Removing the restrictions will require another trip to the local drivers license office, a new notarized parental consent form, and-yes-another $15. If you are driving with a provisional license when you turn 18, you will need to go to the drivers license office and pay $15 to have the provisional restrictions removed.

Alaska Mandatory Auto Insurance Coverage

You must have auto insurance coverage on the car you drive (if you drive your parents’ car, then they need to have coverage on the vehicle). The minimum coverage requirements are as follows:

  • $50,000 for personal injury
  • $100,000 for death
  • $25,000 for property damage

If you drive without proper insurance coverage, you very likely you won’t be driving again for a long time.

Alaska Drunk Driving Laws

You probably don’t need any lectures on the dangers of driving drunk—DON’T do it! Upon your first DUI conviction in Alaska, in addition to having your license suspended, you will face a $1,500.00 fine and—yes—time in jail!

Alaska Cell Phone & Text Messaging Laws

As of 2008, texting while driving is a crime in Alaska. You will be charged with a felony if you are involved in an injury-causing crash while texting & driving at the same time, You will be charged with a misdemeanor if you are caught texting while driving without causing a crash. Don’t do it thinking you can’t be caught—your cell phone records can be requested by law enforcement who will check to see when/if you were engaged in texting at a specific time.

Alaska Online Drivers Education

If you are 16 or 17, you must have completed at least 40 hours of supervised driving practice (signed off on by a parent, guardian, or certified driving instructor) or have completed a state-approved drivers education course.

Please contact the Alaska DMV to get a complete list of approved drivers education classes. We’ve included a partial list below:

AA Drivers Educational School
American Association of Retired Persons
Anchorage Driver Training
Center for Employment Education

Alaska Peace Officers Association
American Association of Retired Persons
Cherokee Riders
Center for Employment Education

American Association of Retired Persons
Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak, and Seldovia
Manny's Driver Education
Peninsula Driving Academy
American Association of Retired Persons

Alaska Driving Instruction

Mat-Su Valley
American Association of Retired Persons
Northern Industrial Training (NIT)

Petersburg Community School (no classes offered in the summer months)


Do you accept all types of major credit cards for the Alaska online drivers ed course?
The Alaska internet drivers ed course accepts all major credit cards.
I need to receive the Alaska internet drivers ed certificate of completion within the next week. What shipping methods do you have? offers several convenient options for shipping!  We offer regular US Mail and Federal Express for shipping your Alaska certificate of completion.  When you register for the online defensive driving course you will be asked to select your certificate of completion. If you select regular US Mail, your online Alaska traffic school certificate will be delivered in 7-10 business days.  If you select Federal Express, you have the option of selecting Priority Overnight (on or before 10:30AM the next business morning), Standard Overnight delivery (by or before 5PM the next business day), Second Day delivery (by or before 5PM on the second business day), Express delivery (by or before 5PM on the third business day), or if you complete your online Alaska traffic school course on a Friday, we also offer Saturday Federal Express delivery (by or before 12PM on Saturday).
Is the website secure if I pay by check over the internet?
Yes! uses the very latest in SSL data encryption technology to make sure that your personal and payment information is 100% secure.
How much do I have to pay for the Alaska internet drivers ed course for new teen-aged drivers?
The Alaska online drivers ed course or new drivers course is $24.99.  Discounts may be available if you have a "refer a friend" discount code.
I want to get my Alaska learners permit. Can I take a Alaska online driver education course if I am 16 years old?
In most states, you must be at least 15 1/2 to take drivers ed for your learners permit.   You should check with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) (or whichever state agency handles the issuance of drivers licenses in Alaska) to make sure that you are eligible to take Alaska driver education.

Please be aware that although is sufficient for fulfilling driver education requirements in some states, in other states is only offered as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.  To find out if will meet your state's minimum driver education requirements, we recommend that you check with the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
How often can I retake the Alaska final exam if I sign up for the Alaska online drivers education course?
Once you finish the Alaska drivers ed internet course, you must take your Alaska final exam.  If you don't pass the Alaska test on your first try, you can retake it as many times as you need until you pass!
Will my family qualify for any Alaska insurance discount since I am a Alaska teen driver?
In some states, insurance carriers do offer insurance discounts to families with teens who take a Alaska online drivers education course.  If you are not certain whether your Alaska insurance provider offers discounts for Alaska teen drivers, then your parents should ask before you enroll in this Alaska online drivers education course.
If I want to take the Alaska online driver education course from more than one computer, can I do that?
Yes. At we care about your convenience. You’re free to take the Alaska online driver education course anywhere you want, from any computer you want. For example,  if circumstances require you to take part of the Alaska online drivers ed course at school and part of the Alaska learners permit course from home, that’s perfectly okay!  Any computer with internet access will work.
Can I take a break in the middle of the Alaska online drivers ed course?
Definitely.  You may take a break anywhere in the Alaska online drivers ed course.  When you log back online, you can then pick up the Alaska internet drivers ed course exactly where you left off.
Can I receive theAlaska certificate of completion within 1 business day after I take the Alaska online drivers ed course?
Yes!  We do offer shipping through Federal Express.  At registration, you may select this preferred shipping method, and you can receive your Alaska certificate in as little as 24 hours.
How many hours will I spend on the Alaska online drivers ed course?
You should expect to spend about 30 hours taking the Alaska online driver education course. If you live in a state that does not require timers, however, you may end up spending less than 30 hours taking the course. 

Please be aware that while in some states will be sufficient for fulfilling your state's driver education requirements, in other states is offered only as a supplement to the actual driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.  To find out if will meet your state's minimum driver education requirements, please contact your local DMV office.
When is too late for me to request a refund on my Alaska online new driver training course?
Once your Alaska certificate of completion has been shipped, it is too late to request a refund on your Alaska online drivers ed course. You may request a refund at any point prior to that. This policy makes us different from our competitors, who will not honor refund requests after a certain point in the Alaska online learners permit course.
What if I am unable to read large amounts of online text? Does the Alaska online driver education course on offer any solutions that will make it easier?
Yes. We have made it easier for you by including a “Read Along” feature in all of our Alaska online learners permit courses. By reading the Alaska online driver education course text aloud as you follow along with the online text, it saves you from eye strain. All of the Alaska online drivers ed courses fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which means accessibility for all.
How do I know whether or not the Alaska drivers education course offers to new drivers over the internet meets all Alaska drivers education class requirements?
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) (or whichever state department maintains driving records in Alaska) will be able to tell you whether will fulfill your state's driver education requirements or whether may be taken as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.
I plan to take the Alaska learners permit test. Is there any Alaska paperwork that I’ll need in order to do that?
In general, you need to have received a certificate of completion for a Alaska driver's education class before you can be issued a learner's permit in Alaska.

Again, this is a general rule and may not apply in Alaska, so we suggest you contact your local Alaska driver's license office and ask exactly what documentation you will be required to provide when you go to take your Alaska learner's permit exam.
How many Alaska online drivers ed course quizzes are there in the Alaska online driver education course?
There will be a Alaska online drivers ed course quiz after each Alaska online drivers ed course chapter. 
What differences are there between Alaska classroom driver education and Alaska online driver education?
The difference is this: with Alaska online drivers ed at, there is no need to spend hours in a classroom listening to a lecture. gives you the freedom to learn how you want, where you want and when you want!  If your state does not allow online driver education, then you may be required to attend a Alaska driver ed class.  If that's the case, the Alaska driver ed course offered by makes an excellent supplementary learning tool that will further reinforce what you learn in the classroom.
At some point will I be expected to provide proof of identity while taking the Alaska online driver's ed course?
Only if your state requires us to. If your state requires us to verify your identity for the online drivers ed course (not every state does), it will likely take the form of us asking you personal questions at various times during the course.  Some states do this to make sure that each student is taking a state online driver education course without the help of anyone else.