How It Works


Step 1:  Register on-line at AK Drive website.

Step 2: An AK Drive staff person will contact the participant to confirm session date.  List the month that works best for the participants schedule (see schedule tab.)

Step 3: Participant pays session fee and fills out additional paperwork at the SERRC office – 210 Ferry Way, Juneau AK.  907-586-6806.

Step 4: Participant begins 30 credited hours of on-line course work. This should be completed or nearly completed before face-to-face classroom session begins.

Step 5: Participant attends face-to-face classroom session with a certified instructor (5 hours).

Step 6: Schedule 8 hours of drive sessions and simulator training with certified instructor. Each driving session will be between 1-2 hours.  The instructor will meet participants in front of the SERRC office, JDHS or TMHS.

Step 7: Complete a final written exam with an 80% or better.

Step 8: Schedule a road test with the local DMV office and take the driving test.

Simulator Instruction consists of:

  • Basic Techniques of Driving
  • Defensive Driving Techniques
  • High Traffic Driving Skills
  • Parallel Parking (Including Downtown)
  • Roundabouts
  • Basic Winter Driving Skills (Including ABS Brakes)
  • Road Rage & Aggressive Driving Precautions
  • Drinking & Driving Facts and information
  • Reckless Driving & The Law

Behind-the-Wheel consists of:

All Participants complete a pre-trip inspection of the vehicle prior to behind-the-wheel practice and prior to the road exam. The inspection will cover:

  • Good Tires
  • Turn Signals (Front & Back)
  • License Plates- (Front & Back)
  • Headlights & Tail Lights
  • Brake & Tail Lights
  • 4-way Flashers
  • Brakes. Parking Brakes
  • Mirrors & Horn
  • Mandatory Seat Belt
  • Speedometer
  • All windows & Safety Glass
  • Muffler & Tight Exhaust System

All participants will be taught the techniques of defensive and safe driving.

AK Drive is a program of SERRC –
Alaska’s Educational Resource Center

210 Ferry Way
Juneau, AK 99801
[email protected]

AK Drive was started with the funding by the Denali Training Fund Youth Program, Alaska Highway Safety Office, First Bank, State Farm, Shattuck and Grummet Insurance, Wells Fargo, Mendenhall Auto, Commercial Signs and Printing, Coeur Alaska and Sitka Moose.

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