What you need to know about your License

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Renewal forms for operator’s licences are generally mailed to clients four to six weeks before the expiry of the licence. Renewals must be done in person. Only residents of Alberta are eligible to renew. Anyone 75 years or older is required to submit a medical report and have their vision checked. Medical reports are also required for holders of Class 1, 2, and 4 licences and for all licences with a condition code “C” endorsement. (Click here for Pricing)

If your licence has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you may obtain a replacement licence by visiting our office. You will be required to present two pieces of identification. For a list of acceptable identification please call us at (403) 288-3333 or email us at services@aplusregistry.com

A valid licence from another Canadian jurisdiction can be exchanged for an equivalent class (Classes 1 through 7). Testing is not normally required, but a vision test and a medical is necessary when exchanging for a Class 1, 2 or 4 licence. We require proof of Canadian citizenship or immigration documentation and proof of residency. A valid licence from an American jurisdiction can be exchanged for a Class 5, 6, or 7 licence only. Anyone coming from outside Canada and the United States is required to meet residency requirements and to undergo complete testing. Applicants exchanging a licence from Austria, Belgium, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Japan, Germany or UK will not be required to undergo testing because of our reciprocal licensing agreements with these countries. (Click here for Pricing)

A photo identification card is available to an individual who is not the holder of a valid Alberta Operator’s Licence. The card is clearly marked for identification purposes and does not entitle the person to operate a motor vehicle under any circumstances. To obtain an ID card the person must bring in two pieces of identification, one preferably a Birth Certificate, proof of Canadian or immigration documentation and proof of residency. The minimum age is 12, and applicants under the age of 18 must provide parental consent. (Click here for Pricing)

A Driver’s Abstract shows your driving history for the previous 3, 5 or 10 years. You may obtain your own driving record in person by producing identification. An abstract is a summarized record of all traffic violations during the specified period. It is useful for presentation to an insurance agent and for employment applications. A third party may obtain your abstract only with your written consent. Please click here for the Statement of Consent. If you are out of province and require an abstract you may either authorize an Alberta Resident who is able to go into an Alberta Registry office to obtain your Alberta Driver’s License for you (Please click here for the Statement of Consent) or you must complete a Notarized Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information form with a Notary (Please see our Useful Forms section for the Notarized Request).

Permits an operator to drive:

  • Any motor vehicle, or combination of vehicles, other than a motorcycle
  • Class 6 type vehicles, for learning only

The minimum learning or licensing age is 18.

 

Requirements: vision screening, written and road test, medical report and airbrake certificate.

Vehicle for road test: tractor-trailer combination with three or more axles and air brakes.

Permits an operator to drive:

  • Any motor vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that the holder of a Class 3, 4 and 5 operator’s licence may operate
  • Any bus
  • Classes 1 and 6 type vehicles, for learner only

The minimum learning or licensing age is 18.

Requirements: vision screening, written and road test, and medical report, airbrake certificate for vehicle with airbrakes.

Vehicle for road test: a bus with a seating capacity exceeding 24 including the operator.

Permits an operator to drive:

 

  • Any motor vehicle, or combination of vehicles that the holder of a Class 5 operator’s licence may operate
  • A single motor vehicle with three or more axles
  • A motor vehicle with three or more axles towing a trailer with one or more axles, if the trailer is not equipped with airbrakes
  • Classes 2 and 4 type vehicles without passengers
  • All motor vehicles included under Class 1, 2 and 6, for learning only

 

No holder of a Class 3 operator’s licence 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 passengers for hire

 

The minimum learning or licensing age is 18.

 

Requirements: vision screening, written and road test, airbrake certificate if the vehicle is equipped with airbrakes.

 

Vehicle for road test: any single motor vehicle having three or more axles.

Class 4 Licence Permits an operator to drive:

 

  • A taxi, ambulance or bus (including school or kindergarten buses) where seating capacity is not over 24, excluding the operator
  • All motor vehicles included under Class 5
  • All motor vehicles included under Classes 1, 2, 3 and 6, for learning only

 

The minimum learning or licensing age is 18.

 

Requirements: vision screening, written test, medical report, road test required if operator does not hold a class 1, 2 or 3 licence.

 

Vehicle for road test: any two axle motor vehicle, excluding a motorcycle.

Class 5 Licence 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 licence 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

 

The minimum learning age is 14.

 

The minimum licensing age is 16.

 

Requirements: road test.

 

Vehicle for road test: any two axle motor vehicle excluding a motorcycle.

Class 6 Licence Permits an operator to drive:

 

  • A motorcycle or a moped
  • All motor vehicles under Class 5, for learning only

The minimum learning age is 16.

Requirements: written and road test.

Vehicle for road test: motorcycle without sidecar.

Class 7 Licence 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.

Leaners Permit Requirements and Permissions:

 

  • You must be at least 14 years old, and also pass a knowledge/vision test.
  • You must have your Class 7 License for a minimum of 1 year from the date of issue before you can go to the next step and take your Class 5 Basic drivers license road test.
  • When practicing driving, you must have a person who is over 18 and has a Class 5 Advanced Alberta Drivers License in the front passenger seat.
  • Only allowed 8 demerits before receiving a suspension notice instead of 15 demerit points.

 

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