Alberta Driver’s Licence Classes

Class 1 (Professional)

  1. Commercial trucking
  2. Requirements
  3. Airbrakes

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Class 2 & 2Q (Professional)

  • Buses
  • Vehicles that seat over 25
  • Requirements

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Class 3 (Professional)

  • Vehicles with 3 Axles
  • Requirements
  • Airbrakes

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Class 4 (Ambulances & Taxis)

  • Taxis
  • Limos
  • Small Buses
  • Ambulances
  • Vehicles that seat under 25

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Class 5 GDL (Basic)

  • All passenger vehicles
  • Graduated licensing class 5 information
  • Knowledge testing
  • Restrictions
  • Road testing
  • Class 5 road test policies
  • Online Class 5 GDL road test booking

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Class 5 GDL Exit (Non-GDL | Advanced)

  • Class 5 GDL exit road test
  • Advanced road testing requirements
  • Class 5 GDL exit road test policies
  • Online Class 5 GDL exit road test booking

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Class 6 (Motorcycles & Mopeds)

  • Motorcycles
  • Knowledge testing
  • Requirements

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Class 7 (Learner’s)

  • Requirements
  • Basic driver’s Licence handbook
  • Knowledge testing
  • Identification

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Class 1 (Professional)

Class 1 Requirements:

  • Minimum Licencing Age: 18
  • Probationary Drivers: Not Eligible

Holders May:

  • Operate any motor vehicle or combination of vehicles other than a motorcycle (Class 6)
  • Hold a learning status of Class 6

Steps To Obtain:

  • Written Exam: To start the process of obtaining your Class 1 drivers licence you must first take the written examination. Come into our office with your identification to take a 30 multiple choice question examination.
    If you wish to come in to write an exam, please ensure that you arrive no later than 30 minutes before we close.
  • Air Brake Certificate: Proof of your compressed air brake, “Q” support or a course culmination testament from an endorsed air powered brake course is required before a street test can be given. This incorporates drivers of homestead vehicles enlisted as tractor-trailers.
  • Road Test: We can book and provide a road test for you.Contact our office for more data or ask a member of our staff to buy your road test.
    A tractor trailer mix with three or more axles, outfitted with air powered brakes for the street test must be given by candidate.
  • Medical Exam: A medical form must be completed by your family doctor to insure the safety of you and others around you on the road. You can download and print this medical form here.

When you are ready to re-class your licence to a Class 1, come into our Gold Key Registries office with all the documents mentioned above and our friendly staff will assist you.

Medical: Download free form here

Class 2 & 2Q (Professional)

Class 2 Requirements:

  • Minimum Licencing Age: 18
  • Probationary Drivers: Not Eligible

Holders May:

  • Operate Buses
  • Operate any motor vehicle or combination of vehicles that the holder of a Class 3, Class 4 or Class 5 operator’s licence may operate
  • Hold a learning of Class 1 and Class 6

 

Steps To Obtain:

  • Written Exam: To start the process of obtaining your class 2 drivers licence you must first take the written examination. Come into our office with your identification to take a 30 multiple choice question examination.
    If you wish to come in to write an exam, please ensure that you arrive no later than 30 minutes before we close.
  • Road Test: We can book and provide a road test for you.
    Contact our office at 403-934-2375 for more information or see our friendly staff to purchase your road test.
    You must provide a bus with seating capacity exceeding 24 passengers excluding the operator for a road test. If the bus you are driving is equipped with air brakes, you must provide proof of your Q endorsement or have your air brake course completed.
  • Medical Exam: A medical form must be completed by your family doctor to insure the safety of you and others around you on the road. You can download and print this medical form here.

When you are ready to re-class your licence to a Class 2, come into our Gold Key Registries office with all the documents mentioned above and our friendly staff will assist you.

Medical: Download free form here

Class 3 (Professional)

Class 3 Requirements:

  • Minimum Licencing Age: 18
  • Probationary Drivers: Not Eligible

Holders May:

  • Operate any motor vehicle or combination of vehicles that the holder of a Class 5 operators may operate
  • Operate any single motor vehicle with three or more axles
    Operate any single motor vehicle with three or more axles towing a trailer with one or more axles, if the trailer is not equipped with air brakes
  • Operate Class 2 or Class 4 type vehicles without passengers
  • Hold a learning of Class 1, Class 2 and Class 6

Holders May Not:

  • Operate a motor vehicle that has a seating capacity of more than 15, while that vehicle is transporting any person other than the driver
  • Operate a motor vehicle to transport passengers for hire Note: Drivers of single-motor vehicles registered as a farm vehicle do not require an air brake “Q” endorsement.

Steps To Obtain:

  1. Written Exam: To start the process of obtaining your class 3 drivers licence you must first take the written examination. Come into our office with your identification to take a 30 multiple choice question examination.
    If you wish to come in to write an exam, please ensure that you arrive no later than 30 minutes before we close.
  2. Road Test: We can book and provide a road test for you.
    Contact our office at 403-934-2375 for more information or see our friendly staff to purchase your road test.
    If the vehicle you are driving is equipped with air brakes, you must provide proof of your “Q” endorsement or have your air brake course completed.

When you are ready to re-class your licence to a Class 3, come into our Gold Key Registries office with all the documents mentioned above and our friendly staff will assist you.

Class 4 (Ambulances & Taxis)

Class 4 Requirements:

  • Minimum Licencing Age: 18
  • Probationary Drivers: Not Eligible

Holders May:

  • Operate any motor vehicle or combination of vehicles that the holder of a Class 5 operator’s licence may operate
  • Operate a bus that has a seating capacity of not more than 24 excluding the operator
  • Operate an ambulance or taxi
  • Hold a learning status of Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, and Class 6

Steps To Obtain:

  1. Written Exam: To start the process of obtaining your class 4 drivers licence you must first take the written examination. Come into our office with your identification to take a 30 multiple choice question examination.
    If you wish to come in to write an exam, please ensure that you arrive no later than 30 minutes before we close.
  2. Road Test: We can book and provide a road test for you.
    Contact our office at 403-934-2375 for more information or see our friendly staff to purchase your road test.
    If the vehicle you are driving is equipped with air brakes, you must provide proof of your “Q” endorsement or have your air brake course completed.
  3. Medical Exam: A medical form must be completed by your family doctor to insure the safety of you and others around you on the road. You can download and print this medical form here.

When you are ready to re-class your licence, come into our Gold Key Registries office with all the documents mentioned above and our friendly staff will assist you.

Medical: Download free form here

Class 5 GDL (Basic)

Class 5 Requirements:

Probationary Class 5 Holder Conditions:

  • Must spend a minimum of two years as a Probationary Driver
  • No more passengers than seat belts
  • Fewer demerit points are allowed than for fully licenced drivers before licence suspension
  • Must have a zero alcohol level
  • No upgrading to a commercial licence
  • Cannot serve as an accompanying driver to a Learner

Steps To Obtain (Probationary):

  • Learner’s Licence: Obtained a Learners licence card (Class 7).
  • Road Test: By now you should be ready to take part 1 of the road test. We can book and provide a road test for you.
    For road test related questions, please contact our office at 403-934-2375.

You can also book your Class 5 GDL road test by clicking here.
All online road test bookings must be paid for via PayPal, Visa or MasterCard.

After you have passed your road test, you are ready to re-class your licence to a Probationary Class 5. Come into our Gold Key Registries office with your learners licence, as well as the document you are given upon completion of your road test; and our friendly staff can assist you.

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Class 5 GDL Exit (Non-GDL | Advanced)

Class 5 Requirements:

  • Minimum Licencing Age: 18 (or 16 with consent of guardian)
  • Minimum Learning Age: 14 (Class 7)
  • Probationary Drivers: licence is probationary for 2 years.

Non-Probationary Class 5 Holders May:

  • Operate a two-axle single motor vehicle
  • Operate a recreational vehicle with not more than three axles
  • Operate a two-axle motor vehicle or a two-axle recreational vehicle towing a trailer with one or more axles, if the trailer is not equipped with air brakes
  • Operate three-axle recreational vehicle and a trailer if the trailer has not more than two-axels and is not equipped with air brakes
  • Operate a moped
  • Hold a learning status of Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, and Class 4 if the operator is over 18
  • Operate a two-axle Class 2 or Class 4 type vehicle without passengers
  • Operate motorcycle for learning only

Non-Probationary Class 5 Holders May Not:

  • Operate a motorcycle (except as a learner)
  • Operate a motor vehicle with a seating capacity of more than 15 while that vehicle is transporting any person other than the driver
  • Operate a motor vehicle transporting passengers for hire
  • Operate a motor vehicle equipped with air brakes, unless the operator has an air brake endorsement. The exception would be two-axle air brake equipped vehicles registered in Alberta as farm vehicles

Note: For a full step-by-step guide on acheiving your non- probationary Class 5 licencing, please see our Graduated Driver Licencing (GDL) section.

Steps To Obtain (Non-Probationary):

  • Maintain a suspension-free record for the last year of the two- year probationary stage.
  • By now you should be ready to take part 2 of the road test. This examination is more advanced than the previous, but by now you should have the skills necessary to complete your training. We can book and provide a road test for you.
    Contact our office at 403-934-2375 for more information.

You can also book your Class 5 GDL exit road test by clicking here.
All online road test bookings must be paid for via PayPal, Visa or MasterCard.

You are now ready to re-class your licence to a Non- Probationary Class 5 and can have your GDL licence replaced with a full Class 5 driver’s licence.

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Class 6 (Motorcycles & Mopeds)

Class 6 Requirements:

  • Minimum Learning Age :16
  • Minimum Licencing Age : 16

Conditions:

  • Must posess a valid Class 6 Learners licence
  • While learning, operators must have an instructor 18 years of age or older with a valid Class 6 licence either seated with you or following on another motorcycle or in another motor vehicle.

Requirements for carrying passengers:

  • Adequate passenger hand grips
  • An adequate passenger seat
  • Adequate footrests

Steps To Obtain:

  • Written Exam: To start the process of obtaining your class 6 drivers licence you must first take the written examination. Come into our office with your identification to take a 30 multiple choice question examination.
    If you wish to come in to write an exam, please ensure that you arrive no later than 30 minutes before we close.
  • Road Test: We can book and provide a road test for you.
    Contact our office at 403-934-2375 for more information.

You can also book your Class 6 road test by clicking here.
All online road test bookings must be paid for via PayPal, Visa or MasterCard.

You are ready to re-class your licence to a Class 6. Book your test Class 6 road test online now.

Class 7 (Learner’s)

Class 7 Requirements:

  • Minimum Licencing Age: 14

Learners Licence Holder Conditions:

  • Must hold a Learners licence (Class 7) for at least one year, before being eligible for a Probationary Class 5 licence
  • Must be accompanied by a fully licenced driver that is not a probationary driver who is 18 years of age or older and is seated next to the driver
  • Learners are not permitted to drive from midnight to 5 A.M. and are not permitted to have more passengers than seat belts
  • Only 8 demerit points are allowed for learners drivers
  • Must have a zero alcohol level

Steps To Obtain:

  • To start the process of obtaining your Class 7 drivers licence you must first take the written examination.
    Come into our office with your 2 pieces of eligible identification to take a 30 multiple choice question examination.
  • If you wish to come in to write an exam, please ensure that you arrive no later than 30 minutes before we close.
  • The applicant must pass an eye examination administered by our friendly staff.
  • If you are under the age of 18 years. You must have a parent or legal gaurdian accompany you to obtain your learners permit.

Try a class 7 knowledge practice test online now!
Practice Test 1
Practice Test 2

After you have passed your written learners examination, you can obtain a Class 7 licence card.