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Driver Guides

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!

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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 6.22 MB) Version June 2014

Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing (Web version) Version June 2014

Guide du conducteur sur la conduite, la sécurité et la délivrance de permis de conduire  (pdf 8.56 MB) Version May 2013. This French translation of the Driver's Guide is produced by the Francophone Secretariat of Alberta Culture.

Practice Class 7 Test One

Practice Class 7 Test Two

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 56.14 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)

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 trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca 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 18.8 KB)

Translator Application  (pdf 66.0 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 Power Bicycle or Moped in Alberta  (pdf 63 KB)

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 2.34 MB) Version April 2014

Commercial Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing  (Web version) Version April 2014