UMV is proud to now offer all services available at a State of Alaska DMV Office, including road exams. Below are the considerations you will need to read and understand before calling our office to schedule an exam.
The safety of our staff and customers is paramount. Your temperature will be taken when you arrive for your road exam and you will be required to wear a mask during the road examination. There are also three questions based on CDC guidelines you must answer before we can administer your test. Those are as follows:
- Have you traveled within the last two weeks?
- Have you or any member of your family been ill in the past two weeks?
- Have you or any member of your family knowingly been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID in the past two weeks?
If you answer yes to any of the above questions, we will not be able to conduct your test, and you will forfeit your road exam fee and have to reschedule.
WHEN TO ARRIVE: Please arrive for your appointment 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you are more than 5 minutes late, you may lose your appointment and forfeit the road test fee to reschedule.
WHAT TO BRING: You must bring the following items into the office when you check in for your appointment. If you do not provide the items listed within 5 minutes of the scheduled appointment time, you may lose your appointment and forfeit the road test fee to reschedule.
- If you have not been issued an Alaska instruction permit or state identification card you are required to bring proof of the following: Legal name, date of birth, social security number and principal residence address. Please refer to this page of our site for proper documentation.
- Instruction Permit or current (within one year) knowledge test scores. If you have lost your instruction permit, you are required to bring two pieces of identification. Please refer to this page of our site for proper documentation.
- Corrective lenses if applicable. If testing at a DMV office you must pass a vision exam before the road test.
- Proof of Insurance that includes the Vehicle Identification Number and description of vehicle being used for the road test.
- If using a rental car, you must be listed on the Rental Agreement as an authorized driver.
- Current Vehicle Registration – If the vehicle has a temporary permit please provide the Application for Title and Registration.
A person under 18 must have the following:
- A parent or legal guardian with them or provide a notarized Parental/Guardian Consent for Minor (Form 433). http://www.doa.alaska.gov/dmv/forms/pdfs/433.pdf.
- The parent or guardian must provide their current license. A legal guardian must provide certified court documents.
- Held a valid instruction permit for at least six (6) months prior to the road test and can not have been convicted of a citation in the last six (6) months.
VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS: When testing at a DMV office you must provide your own vehicle. Inspect your vehicle to make sure it meets the following test requirements. If your vehicle does not meet these requirements, you may lose your appointment and forfeit the road test fee.
Seat belts are required for driver and examiner. Please check the vehicle over carefully prior to coming to your appointment. The vehicle must be in working order and in proper adjustment before you will be allowed to take the road test. If the vehicle fails the inspection you will lose your appointment and must pay the road test fee to reschedule.
A list of items to check has been provided below to help you with the inspection.
All lights (headlights, parking lights, brake lights, tail lights, front and back turn signals, 4-way flashers) must be actual lenses not tape. Windshield (cannot have cracks in the field of vision), windshield wipers, defroster, muffler (tight exhaust system), good tires (tread, inflation and condition), brakes (including emergency/parking), mirrors, horn, passenger seat, seat belts for driver and examiner, front and back license plates, current month and year tabs on rear plate, working speedometer, doors must open from inside and outside, and enough fuel for a 30 minute exam (1/4 tank). Studded snow tires can only be used where and when legal. It is illegal in the State of Alaska (13 AAC 04.223) and within the Municipality of Anchorage (AMC 09.36.045) to have mirrored tinting material or aftermarket tint on any of your windows.
ROAD EXAM: The road exam consists of parallel parking, backing, quick stop, left and right turns, changing lanes, entering and exiting a freeway, 3-point turn, traffic signals, speed control, following a vehicle, intersection observance, stop signs, general driving, and use of vehicle equipment (mirrors, brakes, etc). Any violation of law, failure to perform, unsafe act, or contributing to a crash will require the road exam to be stopped. Please download the study guide for reference.
GENERAL INFORMATION: All audio or visual devices that assist in performing driving maneuvers such as backing or parallel parking should only be used as assistive devices and the driver must demonstrate habits consistent with safe driving practices, such as proper head position, mirror use, etc. Animals and passengers are not allowed to accompany you on a road test. Your cell phone must be turned off during the test. Please do not wear perfume or cologne to your road test appointment.
Road test fees are non-refundable.
REQUIRED FOR YOUR SCHEDULED ROAD EXAM:
- Current Registration
- Current Insurance Card for Vehicle
- Alaska Instruction Permit or Written Test Scores, Birth Certificate or Passport and Social Security Card
- If under 18, Notarized Parental Consent (Form 433) or parent or legal guardian must accompany you
- Inspect your vehicle prior to appointment day to ensure the vehicle meets VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS listed above
If you do not provide the required items or your vehicle does not meet the requirements, you may lose your appointment and forfeit the road test fee.