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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.

The equipment required for the examination includes:
Rear view mirror
Horn
Windshield wipers
Two separate methods of applying brakes
Muffler
Headlights
Rear tail lights
Valid license plate
Stop light
Directional signals

 You must also have a copy of the license plate receipt and your mandatory liability insurance card in the vehicle. The license examiner may refuse to give the road test in event of hazardous weather or road conditions.

 Anyone 16 years of age but under 18 must have a valid Learner’s License for 6 months before taking road test.

Required Documentation

Learner's permit
Vehicle for road test - Needs to be road ready
Copy of insurance
Copy of tag registration
Have someone drive you to the testing center.

To Schedule a Road Test go to here.

If you fail the test, you will be allowed to try again after you have had time to improve your driving. Only one road test per day is permitted.

Unless you already have a legal right to drive in Alabama, you must come for the road test in a vehicle driven by a licensed driver. The licensed driver must remain to drive the vehicle away if you fail. 

 

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 license division at 334-242-4400.

The license MUST be carried on your person at all times while driving.

Fees-$36.25 for license, no fee to take the road test

 No charge for 1st change to have "Y" removed from license