Alabama Driver License Requirements at-a-glance:

Alabama Driver License Requirements At-a-Glance:

*If you want to get a restricted leaner’s license at 15-years-old, you must be enrolled in drivers ed.

  • If you are 18 or older, you can get an unrestricted license without holding a learner’s permit.
  • Your learner’s permit is valid for 4 years.
  • To get your Alabama restricted license you must log 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training.
  • You must hold your learner’s permit for 6 months.
  • If you have a restricted license, you can’t drive between the hours of midnight and 6am unless you’re heading to school or work or with a licensed driver who is 21 or older.
  • With a restricted license, you may only carry one passenger other than immediate family members.
  • If you only have a restricted license, it is illegal for you to use a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle.

Step 1: Register for an approved Alabama drivers ed class.
Step 2: After completing the course and passing the final, you’ll get your Certificate of Completion and be on to the next step.
Step 3: It’s time for you to head to a local DPS office and take the official written exam using what you’ve learned in our course. You’ll also need a US birth certificate, proof of social security, and proof of drivers ed.
Step 4: Did you pass? Great! Now you’re ready for your behind-the-wheel training with someone over the age of 21.
Step 5: You’re going to be practicing driving and logging the required hours.
Step 6: Now it’s time for the actual DPS road test. It’s all that stands between you and your restricted license.
Step 7: Keep on driving and always be safe!