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National Safety Code Application Forms

To access online applications, SCROLL DOWN and click on the online application links. Follow the guidelines provided to complete the application. Upon submission, the electronic application is automatically sent to Carrier Services for review. Carriers will receive a confirmation email that contains a copy of the application submission, with a receipt of payment (if applicable). 

Once the application is approved the official certificate or amended certificates(s) will be sent by mail. 

Application Type


Additional Information

Link to Online Application(s)

Safety Fitness Certificate

The Alberta Traffic Safety Act and Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Transport Act (1987) requires all persons registering the following commercial vehicle(s) to comply with the requirement to obtain a Safety Fitness Certificate:
• a truck, tractor or trailer or any combination of these vehicles that has a registered gross vehicle weight of 11,794 kilograms or more, operating solely within Alberta,

• a truck, tractor or trailer or any combination of these vehicles that weighs or is registered with a gross vehicle weight of more than 4,500 kilograms that is used or intended to be used to transport goods on a highway outside of Alberta, including a farm-plated vehicle; or,

• a “bus” (including vans) that is a commercial vehicle which is originally designed for carrying 11 or more persons, including the person driving the vehicle, and that is used or intended to be used for the transportation of persons.

Note: for Applicants of Passenger Transportation:

- School buses, taxis, and rental vehicles can submit an online application for Safety Fitness Cetificate (SFC)

- All other passenger transportation services may require an Operating Authority Certificate(OAC). If an OAC is required, you may not be able to submit an online application for SFC and must submit in printed format. Contact Carrier Services at 403-340-5444 for more information.

Refer to information on Operating Authority Certificate (OAC) applications at: http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/663.htm

Safety Fitness Certificate Application Summary (pdf) 

Application Package Information (pdf)




Safety Fitness Certificate Information Package  Effective January 1, 2019, temporary Safety Fitness Certificates will no longer be issued. Information Package  

Change of Operating Status

A carrier with an Operating Status of:

“Federal” whose business has changed to the extent that they intend to cease conducting business outside of Alberta may request that their Operating Status be changed to “Provincial”. 

“Provincial” who now intends to operate outside of Alberta must apply for a “Federal” Operating Status prior to leaving Alberta.

Effects of Changing Operating Status (pdf)


Name Change

Where a corporate name or surname has changed, the carrier is required to amend the name on their current Safety Fitness Certificate and/or Operating Authority Certificate. 



Technical support for online applications is available during business hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:30 pm. If you experience technical issues contact Carrier Services at 403-340-5444, or email carrierservices.info@gov.ab.ca

Online Payment

The filing fee for online applications must be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. For credit card payments processed online, the applicant enters their cardholder data through a secure payment page powered by TD Merchant Services. 

Paper Application Submission

Printed copies of applications will be accepted by email, fax, or mail. For applications not submitted online, the filing fee may be paid by credit card, "On-account (if a carrier has a valid account with Alberta Transportation), cash, money order, or cheque made payable to the "Government of Alberta".  To request a printed copy of the application contact Carrier Services at 403-340-5444.

As of December 31, 2013, Alberta Transportation has changed the process for accepting credit cards to protect the security of cardholder data and comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements.  If you intend to submit a paper application, you cannot include your credit card number on the application. Failure to comply with payment procedures will result in the application not being processed.  For more information about PCI Compliance and credit card payment methods go to: http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/5486.htm

Third Party Authorization

An application may be submitted by a third party on behalf of the carrier.  This person must be authorized by the carrier to submit and/or release information on their behalf.  To support this process, the carrier and the third party must jointly complete the authorization form and submit it to Alberta Transportation.

Authorization to Release/Submit Information

Policy- Release of Carrier and Driver Information

NOTE:  A “third party” is a person who is indirectly involved with an arrangement, contract or transaction.  A “third party” may be a consultant, third party auditor, etc. , but they are not a direct employee of the carrier. 

To submit a Safety Fitness Certificate application on the carrier’s behalf, the person must disclose that they are an authorized third party and they must submit a copy of the authorization form with the application (either online or hardcopy).

For more information, please contact:

Carrier Services