It takes study and practice to be a safe driver. With the knowledge and skill that comes from education and training, drivers will become more aware of their responsibilities when behind the wheel and the role they play in improving traffic safety. Driving is a privilege; everyone who drives must be licensed to drive properly and safely.
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Becoming a Driver
The Driver's Guide provides information on how to obtain a learner's license or driver's license for passenger vehicles, small trucks, vans and recreational vehicles.
Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing (pdf 17.61 MB) Version July 2016
Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing (Web version) Version July 2016
Guide du conducteur sur la conduite, la sécurité et la délivrance de permis de conduire (pdf 20.50 MB) Version May 2013. This French translation of the Driver's Guide is produced by the Francophone Secretariat of Alberta Culture.
Online practice tests: these tests will show you what types of questions you may be asked. Please note, these online practice tests do not use the same software as the tests at the registry agent offices. There will be differences in how questions are displayed and how you move between questions.
Geared to Go: A Workbook for Coaching New Drivers (pdf 1.99 MB)
Driver knowledge test available in ten languages (pdf 58.5 KB)
Retailers for the Driver’s Guide in Selected Languages (pdf 58.34 KB)
Licence Prep Kits: these kits have been developed by the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta. They are not a publication of the Government of Alberta and Alberta Transportation takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. For more information regarding these kits visit their web site at the following link: passingzoneprepkits.ca
Translators for Driver Licence Knowledge Tests
Effective April 18, 2011, all Translators providing these services will be required to present a Translator Identification Number (TIN) as approved by Alberta Transportation.
In order to obtain a TIN, a completed application form must be submitted to Alberta Transportation directly or via fax # 780-427-0833, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or through any registry agent location. The Translator Application form is available at any Registry Agency, and on the Alberta Transportation’s website below.
Please note that the application requires an Operator’s Licence number for personal identification and proof of accreditation with a registry agent or an approved translation organization. The list of approved organizations is listed below.
List of Approved Translator Agencies (pdf 16.91 KB)
Translator Application (pdf 66.0 KB)
Preparing for Your Road Test
This information guide will help you learn what to expect on your road test and what the driver examiner will be looking for. This will help you to be better prepared to be successful the first time. This information is primarily for Class 5 (basic and advanced) and Class 4 road tests.
Preparing for Your Road Test (pdf 629.0 KB)
Becoming a Rider
Provides additional information on how to obtain a motorcycle operator's license and is used as a supplement to the Driver's Guide.
Rider's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing (pdf 1.52 MB) Version April 2014
Rider's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing (Web version) Version April 2014
New Motorcycle Test (pdf 743K)
New Motorcycle Test Information Handout (pdf 1.7 MB)
Owning and Operating a Small Vehicle in Alberta (pdf 1.0 MB)
Safety for Cyclists and Motorists
Information on safety for cyclists and motorists on where to ride and share the road. Click on the link below.
City of Edmonton - Let's Get There Together
Becoming a Commercial Driver
Provides additional information on driving as a profession, such as driving large trucks, tractor-trailers, taxis, emergency vehicles and buses and is used as a supplement to the Driver's Guide.
Commercial Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing (pdf 14.84 MB) Version July 2016
Commercial Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing (Web version) Version July 2016