Alberta Road Tests
Road test bookings must be made in advance, in person or over the phone and paid in full at the time of booking, as we are required to issue a road test permit upon receipt of payment. We can arrange to have you tested as soon as the next day. Registrations Are Us has one of the lowest road test permit fees in the province. We do not charge additional online booking service fees.
You provide your own vehicle, or you may use our late model rental car for a fee.
We ask that you come for your road test 15 minutes early; this will ensure that any paperwork needed is completed before commencement of your test. This also ensures that road tests are completed on time. The permit you purchase is given to the examiner who will then go with you to your car. The examiner will do a brief inspection of the vehicle to make sure the brake lights, signal lights and door latches are working properly. You cannot take passengers or pets on the road test with you. If you supply your own vehicle please remember to have a valid registration certificate and valid proof of insurance.
The road test usually takes about 1/2 hour for a Class 5 test. If you do not pass the test you can take it again as soon as the next day. You will need to purchase another Road Test Permit at that time.
When you pass your road test, your Class 7 Learner’s Licence will be reclassified as a Class 5 GDL (Graduated Driver’s Licence).
The requirements for a other classes of Operator’s Licence is slightly different. There is a special knowledge test and vision test for the other classes. Before you take a road test for classes 1, 2, or 4, you must pick up a medical examination form to be completed by your doctor.
Please Arrive 15 Minutes Before Your Scheduled Road Test to complete your paper work.
Vehicle Safety Standards Required For a Road Test
The driver examiner will inspect the vehicle for each of the above items prior to conduction the road test. If the vehicle is not deemed to be safe your road test will be cancelled and a loss of your fees will result. Road test examiners are independent contractors appointed through Alberta Transportation and are not employees of an Alberta Registry.
Alberta Road Test Eligibility
To be eligible to take an Alberta road test you must meet the eligibility requirements.
Issues that may affect your eligibility may include:
If there is any doubt to your eligibility status, please contact the registry location where you plan to take your test and confirm your eligibility status before you reserve online.
If an Alberta Registry Agent determines that you are not eligible to take your road test or you are unable to obtain a test permit for any reason, all fees paid will be forfeited.
Individuals who must take their Class 5 basic road test as a reinstatement condition must first be eligible. Usually a date of eligibility is associated with the reinstatement condition. If you plan on reserving and purchasing your road test online, you should ensure that you are eligible to take the respective road examinations, to prevent the forfeiture of your fees.
To confirm your eligibility, please visit us in person at Registrations Are Us.
Why Take the Class 5 GDL Exit Road Test?
There are many reasons why you should take the GDL exit road test.
Different restrictions are associated with a class 5 GDL and class 5 non-GDL license.
Below is a comparison that highlights the differences between the class 5 GDL and non-GDL licenses as well as some advantages that may help later in life.
Demerits are accumulated depending on your traffic violation.
The most common cause for demerits on your license is speeding.
If you have a Class 5 GDL license, your license will be suspended after accumulating 8 demerit points.
For non GDL class 5 license holders this limit is increased to 15. A warning letter will be sent to a class 5 non GDL license holder when 8 demerits are reached.
Alcohol limitations are also affected by the class of license you hold.
For class 5 GDL license holders there is zero tolerance for any alcohol in your blood whatsoever while driving.
This restriction is enforced by an immediate license suspension.
A class 5 non GDL license holder is allowed a .05% blood alcohol level before a suspension may occur, although drinking and driving under any circumstances is highly discouraged.
Professional Upgrade Restriction
Another advantage to taking your class 5 GDL road test is the option to upgrade to a commercial class license.
If you hold a class 5 GDL license, you are restricted from upgrading to any professional classes.
In order to be eligible to upgrade to class 1 | class 2 | class 3 | class 4 you must take your class 5 GDL exit road test first.
Professional class license upgrade restrictions are lifted by taking the class 5 GDL exit road test. You can improve your professional driving resume and open more career opportunities by upgrading your license.
Other differences and advantages to taking your class 5 GDL exit road test.
If you are over the age of 18 and hold a class 5 GDL license you may not accompany a class 7 learners license holder while they are driving.
You must hold a class 5 GDL license for at least 2 continuous years before you are eligible to take a class 5 GDL exit road test.
Any suspensions that interrupt your driving status will affect your eligibility exit date.