Alabama Permit Test 2024 Study Guide Handbook

Alabama Permit Test 2024 with DMV and CLD driving Knowledge Test with all traffic signs. Try our free Alabama DMV driver’s license, or permit practice test. In addition, you can also download study guide materials Boat Certification Manual, Commercial Driver License Handbook, Driver License, and Motorcycle License Manual with the study guide.

Under the laws of Alabama, every person (with some exceptions) must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle on public streets and roadways. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Driver License Division, issues driver licenses.

Alabama Permit Test 2024

NON-CDL Driving Knowledge Tests

Motorcycle (Two/Three Wheeler)

CDL (Commercial Driver License)

Alabama DMV Knowledge Test

Every Alabama resident who operates any motor vehicle must have a driver’s license. All applicants who have not been licensed in Alabama or whose Alabama license has expired for over three years must pass the required driver knowledge permit test. A holder of an out-of-state license that has not expired over one year does not have to pass a driver’s examination.

Alabama Permit Test Study Guide Handbook DMV CDL driving Knowledge Test 2024

Document Requirements

  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • School Enrollment Form-If you are 19 and older, you will be exempt from this form.
  • Social Security Card

Age Requirements

  • 16 years of age but under 18, must have a valid Learner’s License for 6 months before taking the road test.
  • The minimum driving age in Alabama is 16. However, there are certain exceptions and restrictions:


  • $5, written test, eye exam
  • $36.25 Learners Permit, valid for 4 years

Non-U.S. Citizens

  • A valid foreign passport with an acceptable visa or resident alien card
  • Social Security number verification * or letter from Social Security stating non-eligibility
  • Document from the “secondary” list authorizing presence in the U.S. for more than 160 days
  • $5 test or transfer fee plus the cost of the license (no checks)

If you are applying for a learner license and pass the knowledge test, the examiner will issue your learner license upon payment of the required fee. Automated testing is available to all applicants taking the driver’s license knowledge test.

Test Name Alabama Driving Knowledge Test
Test Fees $5.00
Test contains traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving
Test purpose obtain a learner’s license permit
driver license validity 4 years
Test mode online
Total Questions 30
Questions Type multiple choice
Minimum Passing Score 80%
Minimum Driving Age 16
If you failed will be allowed to try again

An Alabama driver’s license may be renewed without examination within a 3-year period after expiration.


If you drive a commercial vehicle that falls into one of the following classifications, you must secure an Alabama Commercial Driver License (CDL).


Alabama CDL Endorsements

CDL Endorsements are required for double/triple trailers, tanker vehicles, passenger vehicles and vehicles placarded for hazardous materials.

N – Tanks 1,000 gallons or greater
H – Hazardous materials
X – Tanks and Haz Mat
T – Double/triple trailers
P – Greater than 15 passengers including the driver
S – School bus

Alabama Road Test

The road test is the final step toward qualifying for the privilege of driving on public streets and highways. A driver’s license examiner of the Alabama Department of Public Safety gives all road tests. You must furnish a vehicle for the road test. The vehicle will be checked by the examiner before the test begins. It must be in safe operating condition and have the required equipment.

  1. The equipment required for the examination includes:
  2. Rearview mirror
  3. Horn
  4. Windshield wipers
  5. Two separate methods of applying brakes
  6. Muffler
  7. Headlights
  8. Rear tail lights
  9. Valid license plate
  10. Stoplight
  11. Directional signals

Alabama New Rules and Guide

The following chart illustrates why the two-second rule is more readily adaptable for today’s drivers and allows for a safer following distance.

STOPPING DISTANCE: From eye to brain to foot to wheel to road

Study Guide with Handbook 2024

Alabama Permit Test Study Guide Handbook PDF 2022-2023Alabama’s many roadways, whether interstate highways or scenic byways are more enjoyable when everyone obeys our traffic laws and practices safe and courteous driving. The Alabama Driver’s Manual is your tool to learn and refresh your knowledge of respectful driving and roadway safety.

This manual is a valuable tool. It not only provides you with the information required to obtain an Alabama driver’s license but studying its pages will help you develop good, safe driving habits. I encourage you to educate yourself, carefully reading through this manual and closely abiding by the rules and regulations detailed in it.

When you have passed all tests, you will go to the License Department office to have your photo taken, and pay the required fees; you will receive a temporary license with your picture that shows you have the privilege of driving a motor vehicle in Alabama.

You will receive your permanent license by mail within 30 days. If you do not receive your license in 30 days, call the driver’s license division at 334-242-4400.


Official Links

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