Driver Licensing

In Alberta, there are seven different classes of driver licences. These licences allow you to do everything from learn to drive, operate a taxi or drive a commercial vehicle. 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!  

Alberta Registry Agents 

Vehicle registrations, driver licensing and testing are handled through private sector companies known as registry agents and licensed driver examiners. Please refer to local SuperPages under licence and registry services or click on the link below to search online:

Alberta Registry Agents

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Licensing

In Alberta, there are seven different classes of driver licences. These licences allow you to do everything from learn to drive, operate a taxi or drive a commercial vehicle. Having a licence is your key to driving in Alberta.

An Alberta driver's licence is proof of your privilege to drive. You must carry it with you whenever you drive. For information on how to get your Alberta driver's licence, the Graduated Driver Licensing Program and driver training and examinations, click on the links below.

Road Test Services for All Drivers (pdf 16.9 KB)

Listing of Registry Agent Road Test Locations

Class 5 Road Test for New Drivers (pdf 45.0 KB)

How to Get Your Driver Licence

Fees For Getting a Driver Licence (pdf 210.2 KB)

Exchanging a non-Canadian Operator's Licence

Reciprocal / Non-Reciprocal Licensing for Out of Country Drivers (pdf  71.4 KB)

Q & A: Reciprocal Licensing for Out of Country Drivers (pdf  43.2 KB)

Graduated Driver Licensing

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) improves road safety by extending the learning stage for new drivers, regardless of age. New drivers gain more experience and improve their skills under low-risk conditions before graduating to more demanding driving conditions. To become fully licensed, new drivers must show responsible driving behaviours, smooth vehicle handling skills and pass an advanced road test. For more information about GDL, click on the link below

Graduated Driver Licensing (pdf 37.06K)

Questions and answers about the new Advanced Road Test (pdf 40.4 KB)

Advanced Road Test, Approved Locations (pdf 30.5 KB)

A driver begins with zero demerit points and accumulates points on their driving record for convictions relating to moving offences and other driving related issues. If convicted of an offence, the appropriate number of demerit points will automatically be added to your driving record. Collect enough points and you will lose your licence.

Canadian Driver Licensing

By using uniform standards across Canada, a driver licensed in one province is considered licensed in all other provinces.

When Drivers Move From One Province to Another