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Alberta Road Test Policies
You must read the following road test requirements and agree to abide by all requirements and cancellation policies before scheduling a road test. At the time of the road test, you must meet the following requirements. If any of the outlined requirements are not met, you will not be eligible to take the road test and the testing fee will not be refunded.

COVID-19 Requirements

  • You must provide a mask, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes or spray. The Chief Medical Officer recommends that the mask not be homemade or cloth.
  • At the time of the test you must pass COVID-19 screening questions.
  • You may be asked to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver.
  • The Driver Examiner can end the road test at any time if they feel that their health or safety is at risk.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must arrive to your appointment 30 minutes prior to your road test appointment. Please check in with a registry clerk who will verify your eligibility to take the road test. Failure to arrive ahead of your scheduled appointment time may result in your appointment being cancelled with no refund.
  • You must produce a valid Alberta Learner's or Driver's Licence - you may provide a temporary licence with an addition piece of government issued photo identification like a passport, permanent resident card or Nexus card.
  • You must meet the minimum age requirements and all requirements for the licence class you are being tested for:
    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
    • vision assessment form (can be completed at registry office)
    • Completed medical report 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.
    Probationary Class 5 - graduated driver's licence
    • have had a Class 7 learner's licence with at least one year of driving experience
    • be at least 16 years old
    • if you're under 18, you must have written consent from a parent or guardian
    • be a Canadian citizen, a Canadian permanent resident, hold a valid work or student visa, and/or have an approved refugee claim from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
    • have proof that you live in Alberta
    • have valid ID
    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 no licence suspensions during the last 12 months of the Class 5-GDL licence stage
    • be a Canadian citizen, a Canadian permanent resident, hold a valid work visa, and/or have an approved refugee claim from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
    • have proof that you live in Alberta
    • have valid ID
    Probationary - Class 6, Motorcycle - graduated driver's licence (for new drivers)
    • be at least 16 years old
    • drive for at least 2 years as a Class 6-GDL driver
    • have a minimum a Class 7 learner's licence for at least a year
    • if you're under 18, you must have written consent from a parent or guardian
    • be a Canadian citizen, a Canadian permanent resident, hold a valid work or student visa, and/or have an approved refugee claim from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
    • have proof that you live in Alberta
    • have valid ID
    Full non-GDL Class 6 Motorcycle Licence (for drivers who already hold full Class 5 licence)
    • be at least 16 years old
    • pass a Class 6 knowledge test
    • if you're under 18, you must have written consent from aparent or guardian
    • be a Canadian citizen, a Canadian permanent resident, hold a valid work or student visa, and/or have an approved refugee claim from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
    • have proof that you live in Alberta
    • have valid ID
  • If you are under 18 years old consent from a parent or guardian is required.
  • All outstanding fines on your motor vehicle file must be paid ahead of your road test or the road test will not proceed and no refund will be issued.
  • If you are reinstating your licence please call the registry where you are taking your test prior to booking your test to confirm your eligibility.
  • You must meet all conditions on your driver's licence.

Vehicle/Equipment Requirements

  • A rental vehicle may be available to rent for your test (Location dependant).
  • 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.
  • Car-sharing company vehicles cannot be used to conduct road tests due to user contracts.
  • You must meet the vehicle requirements specific to the class you are testing for:
    Class 4 Commercial Licence for Taxi, Ambulance, Bus (that seats under 24 passengers)
    • You must provide a mechanically sound vehicle with certificate of registration (copies acceptable for Class 4) and insurance pink card. The vehicle must have enough fuel for the test, functioning headlights, brake lights, signal lights, horn, speedometer, brakes, seatbelts, vehicle controls, windshield wipers and exhaust system; unobstructed windshields and mirrors with all windows free of non-factory tint; tires in good condition; and the vehicle must have a clean uncluttered passenger seat for the examiner (except for motorcycle road tests). A driver examiner may cancel the test at any time if they feel unsafe.
    Probationary Class 5 - graduated driver's licence
    • You must provide a mechanically sound vehicle with original certificate of registration and insurance pink card. The vehicle must have enough fuel for the test, functioning headlights, brake lights, signal lights, horn, speedometer, brakes, seatbelts, vehicle controls, windshield wipers and exhaust system; unobstructed windshields and mirrors with all windows free of tint; tires in good condition; and the vehicle must have a clean uncluttered passenger seat for the examiner (except for motorcycle road tests). A driver examiner may cancel the test at any time if they feel unsafe.
    Full, non-GDL Class 5 Licence
    • You must provide a mechanically sound vehicle with original certificate of registration and insurance pink card. The vehicle must have enough fuel for the test, functioning headlights, brake lights, signal lights, horn, speedometer, brakes, seatbelts, vehicle controls, windshield wipers and exhaust system; unobstructed windshields and mirrors with all windows free of tint; tires in good condition; and the vehicle must have a clean uncluttered passenger seat for the examiner (except for motorcycle road tests). A driver examiner may cancel the test at any time if they feel unsafe.
    Probationary - Class 6, Motorcycle - graduated driver's licence (for new drivers)
    • You must provide a mechanically sound vehicle with original certificate of registration and insurance pink card. The vehicle must have enough fuel for the test, functioning headlights, brake lights, signal lights, horn, speedometer, brakes, vehicle controls, windshield wipers and exhaust system; unobstructed windshields and mirrors; and tires in good condition; A driver examiner may cancel the test at any time if they feel unsafe.
    • You must also provide an approved helmet (must have label or mark from CSA, DOT, BSI or SNELL) - unless you qualify for exemption under the Sikh helmet exemption, fully charged cellphone and earbuds with embedded microphone to allow for communication with the examiner.
    Full non-GDL Class 6 Motorcycle Licence (for drivers who already hold full Class 5 licence)
    • You must provide a mechanically sound vehicle with original certificate of registration and insurance pink card. The vehicle must have enough fuel for the test, functioning headlights, brake lights, signal lights, horn, speedometer, brakes, vehicle controls, windshield wipers and exhaust system; unobstructed windshields and mirrors; and tires in good condition; A driver examiner may cancel the test at any time if they feel unsafe.
    • You must also provide an approved helmet (must have label or mark from CSA, DOT, BSI or SNELL) - unless you qualify for exemption under the Sikh helmet exemption, fully charged cellphone and earbuds with embedded microphone to allow for communication with the examiner.

Cancellations, re-booking and no-show policy

  • If you are late to your appointment or fail to show up, you will not receive a refund. You will be responsible for rescheduling and paying for a new road test.
  • If you need to reschedule your road test you must do it prior to the registry's specified timeline. Contact the registry where you are taking your test for more information. Depending on the registry location, there may a fee associated with this.
  • Re-booking is only allowed for up to one year from the originally scheduled appointment date.
  • If you do not meet eligibility requirements, do not have required documentation or if the vehicle you provide for your road test is deemed unsafe you are not eligible for a refund. Road test fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • If you are unsure whether you meet the requirements, please call the registry where you will be taking your test.
  • Driver Examiners may cancel a road test on short notice or onsite due to poor weather conditions as determined by the driver examiner. If your exam is cancelled due to poor or unsafe weather conditions you will be able to reschedule the test at no additional fee.
  • Driver examiners can cancel the road test if they feel that you are unsafe to drive due to a physical or cognitive impairment or suspect that you are impaired by alcohol or drugs, if a test is cancelled for these reasons, you will not receive a refund.
  • If the Registry Agent is unable to provide a road test for a booked appointment, you will receive a refund.
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