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 PRIOR TO THE TEST, YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE ROAD TEST AND THE TESTING FEE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING FOR A NEW TEST.

Checklist:

  • Pay all outstanding traffic tickets or other monetary penalties on your motor vehicle file at least 24 hours before your test to prevent any delays.
  • Ensure you meet eligibility requirements for the class of test you are taking. Please see the eligibility criteria below.
  • Bring a vehicle that is in good working order, including no cracked or obstructed windshields, functioning lights and no non-factory tinting on front side doors or front windshield. Please see below for further details of vehicle requirements.
  • Ensure that you bring the required documentation for your licence class listed below.
  • If you are reinstating your licence and are unsure of your reinstatement conditions, please visit our office in-person to ensure that your road test can proceed.
  • Note that only one road test per licence class can be booked at a time, and you may only take one road test for each licence class per day.
  • For Class 6 tests you must provide a fully charged cellphone and earbuds with embedded microphone to allow for communication with the examiner and an approved helmet.
If you have any questions about the above list or the requirements below, please contact our office directly.

Some locations require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test completed within the past 72 hours of arrival, accompanied by government-issued personal ID.

Class 5A (Adv) Eligibility Requirements

Full, non-GDL Class 5 Licence drivers must:
  • 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.
  • You must arrive 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. There is no grace period to begin the exam.
  • All outstanding fines on your motor vehicle file must be paid ahead of your road test. If the fine payment is made online within the last 5 days, proof of payment will be required. If you are unable to satisfy this requirement, the road test will not proceed, no refund will be issued and you will be responsible for paying for a new road test. You are encouraged to pay any fines on your motor vehicle file at least 24 hours ahead of the test to prevent delays.
  • If you are under 18 years old and applying for a driver's licence your parent or legal guardian with proof of guardianship, must accompany you to a registry to sign a consent form on your licence application . If you are bringing a legal guardian other than a birth or step parent, please contact the registry to determine what documentation will be required.
  • You must produce a valid Alberta Learner's or Driver's Licence - you may provide a temporary licence with an additional piece of government issued photo identification like a passport, permanent resident card or Nexus card.
  • If you are reinstating your licence, you may require additional testing or documentation. Please visit our office in person prior to your road test if you are unsure of the suspension reinstatement conditions. If you fail to confirm eligibility prior to the road test, you will not be eligible to reschedule or receive a refund. You will be responsible to pay for a new test.
  • You must meet all conditions on your driver's licence (eg: bring your glasses if the licence has a condition code A).
  • Audio and/or video recordings of any type are not permitted during road tests.
  • You must meet the minimum age requirements and all requirements for the licence class you are being tested for. If you are not eligible for the road test, the road test will not be rescheduled and a refund will not be issued. You will be responsible for paying for a new test.

Vehicle/Equipment Requirements:

You must provide your own vehicle for road testing, unless you are renting a vehicle from the registry. 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 5/5GDL
  • Original certificate or digital download of valid vehicle registration and insurance pink card. The names on the insurance and registration must match. Electronic documents are acceptable.
  • 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; and
    • Windows and doors; and
    • Your vehicle may be refused if the airbag or SRS light is 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.
  • Vehicles equipped with an ignition interlock device must only be used for Road Tests when the client is in the Ignition Interlock Program.

Cancellations, rebooking 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 paying for a new road test.
  • If you need to cancel your road test you must do it during business hours 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.
  • If you need to reschedule your road test you must do it during business hours 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.
  • Rescheduling is only allowed for up to months 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. You will be responsible for paying for a new road test.
  • If you are unsure whether you meet the requirements, please visit us in person to confirm your eligibility.
  • 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. If you are not comfortable completing your road test in weather or road conditions deemed acceptable by the driver examiner, you will not receive a refund. You will be responsible for paying for a new road test.
  • 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. You will be responsible for paying for a new road test.
  • If the Registry Agent is unable to provide a road test for a booked appointment, you will have the option of rescheduling .
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