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3772 Alaska Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
907-247-1421

Alaska Driving Instruction FAQ's

Since Alaska Driving Instruction appears on your website, does this mean they are approved by the Alaska DMV to offer driver training courses?
The list of driver training schools on our webpage is provided as a convenience to our customers only.  We CANNOT guarantee that every single school listed is fully-certified by the Alaska DMV.  You may want to call Alaska Driving Instruction directly to find out if they offer a state-certified behind-the-wheel training course.
Somebody told me that I can skip out of attending a driver training school if my parents give me behind-the-wheel training instead. Is that permissible in Alaska?
Each state has its own rules regarding behind-the-wheel training.  Some states will allow parentally-supervised behind-the-wheel training as a substitute for enrolling in a driver training course which is taught by a professional driving instructor.  However, not all states allow this.  You should contact the Alaska DMV to find out for sure.
Do I need to tell Alaska Driving Instruction that I need to train with an automatic-shift automobile? I don't know how to drive a manual-shift car.
Most new drivers don't know how to operate either a manual-shift OR and automatic-shift car!  We recommend that you ask Alaska Driving Instruction if you can complete your behind-the-wheel training using an automatic-shift car before you sign up to take their driver training course.
The area in which I live is mostly undeveloped--very few paved roads and mountains are all around. Will Alaska Driving Instruction be able to teach me how to drive safely on rugged terrain as well as in a city or town?
Considering that you live in a rural area, chances are excellent that a local driving school like Alaska Driving Instruction will want you to be able to drive safely on dirt roads and other types of rugged terrain.  You may wish to contact Alaska Driving Instruction to find out exactly what their behind-the-wheel training course includes before registering for their training course.
Can I get my Alaska learner's permit once I turn 14?
Most likely, no.  Most states have set the youngest age to obtain an instruction permit at 15 or 15½.  You may want to contact the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or a certified driving instruction school like Alaska Driving Instruction to learn more about the minimum age requirement in Alaska.
I live in Ketchikan Alaska. Does the law say I have to take both a drivers education classroom or online course and a behind-the-wheel training course in order to be fully-licensed here?
Each state has its own laws in regards to licensing procedures.  However, most states do mandate that new, teen-aged drivers register for both a behind-the-wheel training course plus either a drivers education online course or drivers education classroom course .
I have to complete a driver training class in Ketchikan Alaska before Alaska will give me my driver's license. Does Alaska Driving Instruction offer this type of course?
Alaska Driving Instruction does offer the behind-the-wheel training course in Ketchikan Alaska that is required by the State of Alaska.  You will need to contact Alaska Driving Instruction directly for more information about the driver courses they offer and their class schedules.
I live in Ketchikan Alaska. What are the requirements for me to be able to get my first Alaska driver's license?
It depends on the particular laws of Alaska, but most states require teen-aged first-time license applicants to successfully complete both a drivers education classroom course and a driver training course.  Alaska Driving Instruction may offer courses which would fulfill the behind-the-wheel training requirement, however you will need to contact them directly to find out exactly what types of courses they offer.
Is it necessary for me to take a behind-the-wheel training course in order to get my first Alaska driver's license?
Yes, it is.  All teen-aged drivers applying for their first driver's license in Alaska must complete a state-approved behind-the-wheel training course.
Do I need to have my instruction permit before I enroll in a driver training course like the one that Alaska Driving Instruction offers?
You will need to contact Alaska Driving Instruction or the Alaska DMV to find out if you are allowed to register with a driving school like Alaska Driving Instruction before receiving your Alaska learner's permit.