Driver Handbook in AlaskaPage Overview
The Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offers three different driving handbooks, each of which covers a different set of driving license classes. Whether you want to drive passenger vehicles, motorcycles, commercial vehicles or buses, Alaska offers a manual for you.
If you are in the process of applying for a new Class D (passenger vehicle) driver license, you can download the AK DMV Alaska Driver Manual to read and review before you head out for testing. If you are a teen driver and are taking your driving lessons from your parents, download or pick up a copy of this handbook to help you learn the rules of the road.
If you would like more information on how to obtain an Alaska driver license, check our driver's license and identification section. Also, we have a page on renewing your license if that's what you need to do. And, for teens, check this overview of driver's training courses.
Are you thinking of driving a motorcycle? Do you need information and the handbook for a Class M1 license? Check out the DMV's Motorcycle Manual. If you're looking for the motorcycle license requirements, please see our motorcycle license page.
You can also download the Commercial Driver License Manual. It has all of the information you will need in order to take your Class A, Class B or Class C commercial driving knowledge and road tests. There is also information about the hazmat background checks and fingerprinting that are now required for CDL hazmat endorsements.
Looking for a commercial driver training school in Alaska? Our commercial driver education article talks about what to expect from a driving school or classroom course.
To become a bus driver, you must hold a commercial driver license (Class A, B, or C) and will also require one or two endorsements depending on the type of bus you'll drive. For a vehicle that carries more than 15 passengers, including the driver, you will need a passenger endorsement. To drive a school bus, you'll need a school bus endorsement on your CDL, in addition to the passenger endorsement.
There is no separate Alaska driver handbook for bus drivers, though the Commercial Driver Manual has a full section just for bus driving.Other Topics in This Section