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  when the vehicle operator is party to an 
  agreement to provide transportation 
  for compensation only to:
• the operator’s family members
• members of the operator’s household
• persons for whom the operator is a
  legal guardian

Air brake
endorsement (Q)

When a person successfully completes
an approved Alberta air brake course
through an authorized agency, an air brake
endorsement (the letter Q) will be placed
on that driver’s operator’s licence, for any
licence class other than Class 1.

 Note: Drivers with a Class 1 operator’s
 licence automatically have an air brake
 endorsement although it will not appear
 on the operator’s licence. A Class 1
 operator licence cannot be obtained
 without the holder first having
 successfully completed an approved air
 brake course. Therefore, the air brake
 endorsement is implied with the Class 1
 operator licence.

An air brake endorsement is required
for drivers of vehicles with:
• an air-only braking system, or
• a combination of air and hydraulic
   braking system

For information on taking an approved air
brake course, please refer to our web site:

Licensed driver

A licensed driver examiner is a person
who conducts road tests on behalf
of the Alberta government. These
are private sector individuals trained,
licenced, monitored and audited by the
government and who provide examining
through a registry agent office.

Operator’s licence

An operator’s licence is a licence to
operate a motor vehicle issued pursuant
to the Traffic Safety Act. A person shall
not drive a motor vehicle on a highway
unless that person’s operator’s licence
is in that person’s possession. On the
request of a peace officer, a person
driving a motor vehicle shall produce their
subsisting operator’s licence, insurance
and registration. Ensure that these
documents are with you every time you
operate a motor vehicle.

Applying for your
Alberta operator’s

Operator licensing services are provided
through the Alberta registry agent

When applying for an Alberta operator’s
licence you must provide identification.


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