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Information about the Class 7 and 5
Alberta driver’s licence classes, and
the vehicles that can be operated in each
class, can be found in the Driver’s Guide to
Operation, Safety and Licensing (Cars and
Light Trucks) book. All guides are available
from any Registry Agent office or on-line
at: www.transportation.alberta.ca (Under
Drivers and Vehicles).

Class 1

 The minimum learning or licensing age is
18 years. You may not apply for a Class 1
driver’s licence as a probationary driver.

The holder of a Class 1 driver’s
licence may operate the following:
• any motor vehicle or combination of 
   vehicles other than a motorcycle
• class 6 type vehicles for learning only

You must provide a tractor-trailer
combination with three or more axles,
equipped with air brakes for the road test.
Proof of your air brake “Q” endorsement
or a course completion certificate from an
approved air brake organization is required
before a road test will be given. This also
includes drivers of farm vehicles registered
as tractor-trailers.

Class 2

The minimum learning or licensing age is
18 years. You may not apply for a Class 2
driver’s licence as a probationary driver.

The holder of a Class 2 driver’s
licence may operate the following:

• a bus
• any motor vehicle or combination of
   vehicles that the holder of a Class 3, 4
   or 5 driver’s licence may operate
• class 1 and 6 type vehicles for
   learning only

You must provide a bus with a seating
capacity exceeding 24 passengers
excluding the operator for a road test. An
air brake “Q” endorsement is required to
operate air brake equipped vehicles. If
the vehicle provided for the road test is
equipped with air brakes, you must have
either an air brake “Q” endorsement or
a course completion certificate from an
approved air brake organization.

Class 3

The minimum learning or licensing age is
18 years. You may not apply for a Class 3
driver’s licence as a probationary driver.

The holder of a Class 3 driver’s
licence may operate the following:
• any motor vehicle or combination of
   vehicles that the holder of a Class 5 
   driver’s licence may operate
• a single motor vehicle with three
   or more axles
• a single motor vehicle with three or
   more axles towing a trailer with one or
   more axles, if the trailer is not equipped
   with air brakes
• class 2 or 4 type vehicles
   without passengers
• all motor vehicles under
   Classes 1, 2 and 6 for learning only

 

8  A Commercial Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing
 

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