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Road Tests at Alberta Registeries

Road test bookings can be made in person or online. (Consult your instructor prior to booking road tests for his recommendations) It is recommended that you go for your road test about 15 minutes early for check-in; this will ensure that all road tests are completed on-time. Please take your driver’s license with you. If you are using your own vehicle, please bring your vehicle registration and proof of insurance (digital or paper). We recommend you double check this before your test day to make sure that both are valid, and that the name on the registration matches the name on the insurance. If you are renting schools vehicle, your instructor will take care of all documents pertaining to vehicle.

The examiner will do a brief inspection of the vehicle to make sure the brake lights, signal lights and door latches are working properly. The requirements for each class of license is different.


Requirement for various Class Road Tests:


Class 4 Commercial Licence for Taxi, Ambulance, Bus (that seats under 24 passengers)
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Hold a valid full, non-GDL Class 5 licence at minimum;
  • Pass Class 4 knowledge test within the last 12 months;
  • Complete vision assessment (can be completed at registry office); and Medical report completed in the last six months from a doctor or nurse practitioner
  • have proof that you live in Alberta
  • have valid ID
  • 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 5 - graduated driver's licence
  • Be at least 16 years old;
  • Have had a Class 7 learner's licence with at least one year of driving experience;
  • If you are under 18, you must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian; and
  • Complete vision assessment at the registry office.
Full, non-GDL Class 5 Licence
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Drive for at least 2 years as a Class 5-GDL driver;
  • Have a valid licence with no licence suspensions during the last 12 months of the Class 5-GDL licence stage; and
  • Complete vision assessment at the registry office.

Vehicle/Equipment Requirements:

You must provide your own vehicle for road testing, unless you are renting a vehicle from the driving school. The vehicle provided must be in good working condition and meet all the requirements listed below. If your vehicle does not meet the requirements your road test will be cancelled, and you will not receive a refund. You will be responsible for paying for a new road test.

Class 4 Commercial Licence for Taxi, Ambulance, Bus (that seats under 24 passengers)
  • Certificate of vehicle registration (copies acceptable) and insurance pink card. The names on the insurance and registration must match.
  • The vehicle must have enough fuel, windshield wiper fluid and other fluids for the test.
  • You must provide a mechanically sound vehicle including functioning:
    Headlights | Brake lights - including high-centre mount brake light, if equipped | Signal lights | Horn | Speedometer | Brakes | Seatbelts | Vehicle controls | Windshield wipers | Exhaust system | Windows and doors | Check engine light must not be illuminated.
  • Unobstructed windshields and mirrors. A windshield may be rejected for the following reasons:
    Cracks or blemishes more than 12mm in diameter in the area swept by the wipers; | Crack through both layers; | A crack that extends to another edge or back to originating edge through the area swept by the wipers; or Windshield is pitted, scratched to the extent the driver's visibility is affected.
  • Front side windows and windshield must be free of non-factory tint.
  • Tires must be in good condition.
  • Clean and uncluttered passenger seat for the examiner.
  • A rental vehicle may be available to rent for your test.
  • No passengers, pets, food, drinks, smoking, use of mobile device, personal grooming or other distractions are allowed during the road test.
  • If you provide a rental vehicle, you must provide a copy of the contract with your name on it. Rental contract must match the name of the individual taking the road test. If you have a Class 7 licence, you may not be able to rent a vehicle in your name, no one else may rent the vehicle.
  • A driver examiner may cancel the test at any time if they feel unsafe.
Class5/5GDL:
  • Original certificate of vehicle registration and original insurance pink card. The names on the insurance and registration must match.
  • The vehicle must have enough fuel, windshield wiper fluid and other fluids for the test.
  • Complete a manoeuver poorly, such as signalling too soon or too late, or being too aggressive or too hesitant.
  • You must provide a mechanically sound vehicle including functioning:
    Headlights | Brake lights - including high-centre mount brake light, if equipped | Signal lights | Horn | Speedometer | Brakes | Seatbelts | Vehicle controls | Windshield wipers | Windows and doors | Check engine light must not be illuminated
  • Unobstructed windshields and mirrors. A windshield may be rejected for the following reasons:
    Cracks or blemishes more than 12mm in diameter in the area swept by the wipers; | Crack through both layers; | A crack that extends to another edge or back to originating edge through the area swept by the wipers; or | Windshield is pitted, scratched to the extent the driver's visibility is affected
  • Front side windows and windshield must be free of non-factory tint.
  • Tires must be in good condition.
  • Clean and uncluttered passenger seat for the examiner.
  • A rental vehicle may be available to rent for your test.
  • No passengers, pets, food, drinks, smoking, use of mobile device, personal grooming or other distractions are allowed during the road test.
  • If you provide a rental vehicle, you must provide a copy of the contract with your name on it. Rental contract must match the name of the individual taking the road test. If you have a Class 7 licence, you may not be able to rent a vehicle in your name, no one else may rent the vehicle.
  • A driver examiner may cancel the test at any time if they feel unsafe.

Passing Your Road Test

Each type of road test has a maximum number of points you can get before you fail.

For example, you get points when you:

  • Don’t show a necessary driving skill, such as not checking mirrors or blind spots.
  • Fail to follow the rules of the road, such as not observing road signs or making an incorrect turn.
  • Complete a manoeuver poorly, such as signalling too soon or too late, or being too aggressive or too hesitant.

You will fail if you get:

  • More than 75 points on the Class 5, 5 Advanced, 6 or 6 Advanced.

You can also get an automatic fail or an “F” on your road test if you:

  • Endanger a pedestrian or another driver.
  • Drive unsafely.
  • Break traffic laws.

Alberta Driver's Licence Road Test Checklist

Class 5 License
  • Your existing valid Alberta Operator's Licence
    Class 5 Basic (GDL) Road test: Class 7 Learner's Licence for a minimum of 12 months
    Class 5 Advanced (GDL Exit) Road test: Class 5 GDL Operator's Licence for a minimum of 24 months
  • Valid Insurance & Registration for the vehicle that you are providing for your road test
  • Road Test Permit
    If you booked online your test permit is prepaid. You can pick up your test permit 15-20 minutes before your road test begins.
    If you booked in person you will have received a test permit for your upcoming road test when you pay. You must provide this test permit to the driver examiner before your road test begins.
  • Knowledge Test Permit (If applicable)
    Some classes of test require a knowledge test permit in addition to your Road Test Permit. If you take a knowledge test prior to your road test, bring this document with you to your road test as well
  • Corrective lenses if you need them for driving
  • Secondary Identification
    A secondary piece of identification is required by the registry agent to reclass your operator's licence after you have passed your class 5 basic GDL road test.
    If you have any questions about your secondary identification, contact the registry where you plan on taking your road test.
    Below are some examples of acceptable secondary identification:
    Alberta Health Care card or a health care card from another province that includes a photo | Firearms Licence | Passport | Canadian Permanent Resident Card | Citizenship Card | Federal Interim Health Card (with photo) | Indian Status Card | Birth Certificate | Valid Work Permit | University or College Issue Identification Cards
  • The vehicle you provide must be in proper working order. The following factors may affect your eligibility:
    Working Brake Lights | Working Signal Lights | Sufficient Fuel | Mirrors | Unobstructed Windshield | Windshield Washer Fluid | Working Windshield Wipers | Brakes | Horn | Valid Registration | Valid Insurance

Understanding Class 5 & Class 7 Licenses


Class 5 License

Permits an operator to drive:

  • A two-axle single motor vehicle, excluding a motorcycle
  • A two-axle motor vehicle towing a trailer with one or more axles, if the trailer is not equipped with airbrakes
  • A recreational vehicle or any combination of a recreational vehicle and a trailer, if the trailer has not more than two axles and is not equipped with airbrakes
  • A moped
  • Classes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 type vehicles, for learning only. No holder of a Class 5 operator’s license shall operate a motor vehicle: that has a seating capacity of more than 15, while that vehicle is transporting any person including the operator to transport for hire
Class 7 License

Permits an operator to drive:

  • A moped
  • A motor vehicle referred to in the Class 5 category, as a learner only
  • A motorcycle, as a learner only, if the operator is at least 16 years of age The minimum learning or licensing age is 14. Requirements: written test and vision screening.

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