Alabama MVD Practice Tests

 

Use the following Alabama (AL) DMV practice tests to study for your MVD/ DMV permit test, driver’s license test, and/or senior citizens’ refresher test.

Depending on your study style, you can choose to study by individual topics (13 topics available), do a DMV permit test simulation (30 randomly selected multiple choice questions), and/or challenge yourself to the ultimate DMV marathon test that includes all of the test questions for Alabama.

 

AL Marathon Test

This test contains all the DMV test questions we have! Don’t say you are ready for the real test until you pass this test with flying colors!

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AL Alcohol/Drugs

Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties specific to AL.

AL Intersection

Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all about intersections, including right-of-ways, rules, sharing the road, etc.

AL Lane Change

How do you change lanes? Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all about lane changes, including right-of-ways, blind spots, and the proper signals.

AL Lights

Traffic lights are signalling devices that control flows of traffic to promote safe driving. Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all about traffic lights and what they mean.

AL Parking

Parking is an essential part of driving. Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all about parking, including how to park, where to park, and rules of parking.

AL Regulation

Traffic regulations are rules that you must follow to promote safe driving. Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all about regulations pertaining to your state.

AL Signal

Signalling is a way to communicate with other road users. Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all about signalling rules and hand signals.

AL Signs

How well do you know your traffic signs? Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all about different types of traffic signs, what they mean, and how to react to them.

AL Speed

Speed limits are set to promote safe driving. Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all about the how fast you can drive on various roadways and in different areas of your state.

AL Symbols

Symbols and colors can tell you a lot. Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all about traffic symbols, including where they are used and how to interpret them.

AL Traffic

Traffic is the movement of road users. Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all about traffic rules, safe practices, and how to share the road with other road users.

AL Vehicle

Do you know how to operate the lights on your vehicle? Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all about vehicle lights, where they are, and when to use them.

AL Other

Driving is not simple. Take this FREE AL permit practice test to learn all other important aspects of driving, including emergency responses and driving exceptions.

Applying for your AL License

What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in Alabama?

In Alabama, you are not legally allowed to drive until you are 16 years old. However, if you’re 15 years old, you can get a restricted learner’s license if:

  • You are enrolled in a Driver’s Ed/training program.
  • You successfully pass the written exam at the Alabama DPS.
What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in Alabama?

When you’re ready to apply for your learner’s permit, go to your local Alabama DPS office and submit:

  • An original or certified U.S. birth certificate. Photocopies will not be accepted.
  • Proof of Social Security (e.g. a Social Security card).
  • Proof of school enrollment or graduation (e.g. an Enrollment/Exclusion (Form DL1/93), GED certificate, certified letter from school officials stating student is enrolled).
  • Proof of enrollment in Driver’s Ed, if you are 15 years old.
  • Payment for the $5 learner’s permit test fee and $36.25 license fee (no checks).
How do I contact my nearest Alabama DMV office?

In Alabama, there are separate state agencies that oversee driver and vehicle services:

  • Driver-related needs: AL Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Driver License Division.
  • Vehicle-related tasks: Alabama Department of Revenue’s (DOR) Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).

Your local Alabama public safety office, otherwise known as DMV office, is the place to go when you are ready to apply for your license. If you need additional help finding your local office, log onto www.dps.alabma.gov. If you need more information, call the DPS at (334) 242-4400.

Getting Ready for Your AL Permit Test

On the Alabama permit test, what will I be tested on?

The permit test is comprised of written questions about Alabama state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the Alabama Driver License Manual and cover a range of topics including what’s a safe stopping distance and who has the right of way. In addition to passing the written exam, you will also need to pass a vision screening.

What is the best way to study for the Alabama permit test?

Although the AL driver’s handbook is the source of truth when it comes to writing the Alabama permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE AL DMV Practice Tests contain questions that are 100% accurate and based on the driver’s manual. We break down the topics into 15 easy to understand practice tests. Focus on road signs, speeding limits, traffic violations, defensive driving techniques and proper yielding situations. And whenever you get a question wrong, you tell you WHY on the spot so you won’t make the same mistake again. When you done studying the individual topics, take our FREE AL DMV marathon test and AL DMV permit test simulator to assess your readiness for the real test. Remember, you can take our prep tests as many times as you want until you are 100% ready.

Is driver’s education required in order to get an Alabama learner’s permit?

Alabama drivers under 18 have a choice of completing at least 30 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice or completing a driver education course approved by the Alabama State Department of Education. Get a verification form for both from www.dps.alabma.gov.

if you’re 15 years old, you can get a restricted learner’s license if:

  • You are enrolled in a Driver’s Ed/training program.
  • You successfully pass the written exam at the Alabama DPS.
Is there a mobile DMV Practice Test app for my iPhone/iPad and/or android device(s)?

Yes, there is. In fact, our FREE DMV Test Prep app (DMV Hub) has over 2 million downloads to date. We make passing the DMV permit test even easier with features like smart timer and in-app analytical tools that tell you if you are ready to take the real test or not. You can download our app from the App Store or Google Play.

How many questions are on the Alabama DMV Test?

There are 30 multiple choice questions on the Alabama DMV Test. Our DMV Permit Test simulator the same number of questions as the real test.

What's the passing mark for the Alabama DMV Test?

You must get 24 out of 30 questions correct. You will know your score immediately upon finishing. Our DMV Permit Test simulator has the same passing score as the real test.

Taking Your AL Permit Test

How do I sign up for my permit test in Alabama?

To sign up for your permit test in Alabama, simply find a local DMV office when you’re ready to apply. Find out more at www.dps.alabma.gov.

Which DMV office should I go to take my permit test in Alabama?

It doesn’t matter which DMV office you go to, but most people choose to go to a DMV office nearest to them. To find out where the DMV offices are located at, visit the Offices page here.

How do I pass the Alabama permit test?

To pass your Alabama permit test, you are expected to know Alabama traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the Alabama Driver License manual, which is what our FREE DMV practice test questions are based on. Subjects will cover sharing the road, meaning of road signs, navigating Intersections, speeding consequences, drinking and driving laws.

There will be 30 questions on the exam. You must score at least 24 out of 30 to pass. Remember, You are NOT allowed to use the driver’s book during your permit test. You are being tested on your ability to recall the rules of the road. Prepare yourself before you go in and you will see that you can do well without the manual.

Next Steps

I failed my Alabama permit test, what should I do?

If you fail your test, don’t stress out, you can retake it as early as you wish. Before you retake your test, you should look over the manual again and do a few more practice tests.

I passed my Alabama permit test! Now what?

Congratulations! After you pass your written test and pay your $5 permit fee, you will get your learner’s permit. Your permit will have your picture on it and will indicate that you now have the privilege of driving in Alabama. Remember, with a learner’s permit, you are permitted to practice on any public street or road, but make sure you have a licensed driver age 21 or older sitting next to you at all times.

When can I take my road test?

After getting your learner’s permit, you must wait at least 6 months before you could take the road test. During this time period, you will need to acquire at least 30 hours of behind the wheel training. Once you have prepared yourself and met all of the requirements mentioned above, you may schedule your road test.

Who may I have in the car with me while driving in Alabama with a permit?

If you only hold a learners permit, you must have a licensed driver age 21 or older in the front seat with you at all times. Other than your supervising licensed driver, you may have up to 3 other passengers in the car with you.

New to Alabama

Will I have to pass a road test when I move to Alabama from another state?

If you already hold a license in your home state, you have 30 days to trade in your out of state license for a new Alabama license. You only have to take the eye exam which costs $5 and pay your $23.50 license fee. No road test is required.

Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in Alabama?

The state of Alabama will recognize any valid out-of-state learner’s permit subject to restrictions mandated by the state that issued it. As long as you remain a resident of your home state, there is no limit to how long you can drive in Alabama with your valid out-of-state license. However, when you move to Alabama permanently, you must trade in your out of state license for a new Alabama license within 30 days.

Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to Alabama?

If you have further questions regarding driving in Alabama, you should contact the Department of Public Safety. They can be reached at (334)242-4400 or you may go online to www.dps.alabma.gov.