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If you're a teenager applying for your first driver's license, Driver's Ed is an optional step in the graduated driver license (GDL) program required by the Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) . Completing a driver's education course can be used to satisfy the behind-the-wheel practice required to obtain your driver's license. Driver's Ed can help you to better understand the safe driving techniques required to ace the DMV road test.
On this page you'll find information about completing a driver's education course and your next steps towards obtaining your first driver's license in Alabama.
When do you take Driver's Ed in Alabama?
The Alabama DMV GDL requirements will apply to you, unless you are:
If you are younger than 18 years old, you will need to obtain a learner's permit and either:
You can generally enroll in a Driver's Ed course once you turn 15 years old.
NOTE: You DO NOT need a learner's permit to participate in a driver's education program.
How to earn your Alabama license
Once you are at least 16 years old and have held your learner's permit for at least 6 months, you are eligible to take your DMV road test and apply for your restricted provisional license. Make sure you have met all requirements during your learner's permit phase, including completion of 50 hours of supervised driving OR a state-approved Driver's Ed course.
Make an appointment with your local licensing office—and before you go, make sure you have: