Teenagers may test for their driver's permit as soon as they turn 15 years old. The Alabama Department of Public Safety issues the driver's licenses for all first-time drivers. You may obtain a copy of the Driver Handbook from the DPS.
To apply for a driver's permit in Alabama, your student will need his birth certificate, social security card, and a School Enrollment/Exclusion Form (DL-1/93) filled out by the parent and signed by the Church School Administrator. This form verifies that your student is legally enrolled in a church school.
To obtain the signed form, here is what you need to do:
1. Go to http://www.alea.gov/Home/wfContentTable.aspx?ID=30&PLH1=plhDriverLicense-Forms, then scroll down, and download Enrollment/Exclusion (DL-1/93).
2. Fill out Section I.
3. Mail it to Outlook Academy with a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) enclosed. (Please note that postage sometimes increases in May of each year.)
4. We will fill out Section II, sign and return the form in the envelope you provide. There is no extra charge.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not wait until the day your child plans to take the driver's test to send the form. It can take as many as 10 business days to receive it back in the mail, and perhaps even a few days longer than that during the busy summer months and Christmas holidays. There is no way to expedite the process.
For more information on driver's ed classes, click here. For more information for first-time drivers in Alabama, go to http://www.dmv.org/al-alabama/first-time-drivers.php.