Alberta Driver’s Licence Suspensions

Ignition Interlock Program

Information about Alberta’s Ignition Interlock Program and how to enroll.

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Restricted Driver’s Licence Applications

Requirements and more information about restricte driver’s licences.

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Suspension Appeals

  • Grounds for appeal
  • Non-personal hearing
  • Personal hearing

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Licence Reinstatements

  • Non-alcohol related reestablishments
  • Alcohol related reestablishments

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Immediate Roadside Sanctions (IRS) Program

The following Immediate Roadside Sanctions (IRS) Program Information Sheets have been discontinued and their content has been incorporated into their corresponding web pages on for each of the respective suspension programs. Please visit the following web pages for more information:

Ignition Interlock Program

The Ignition Interlock Program allows individuals who have lost their operator’s licence through an impaired driving conviction an opportunity to gain conditional driving privileges. Certain restrictions apply and there are specific eligibility criteria. The Ignition Interlock Program is administered by the Alberta Transportation Safety Board.

Drivers who meet the Ignition Interlock Program criteria can have an alcohol sensing device installed in their vehicle ignition system. The driver is prevented from starting and/or driving his/her vehicle if the device detects a level of alcohol. All program activity is recorded and monitored.

Restricted Driver’s Licence Applications

In specific cases, suspensions may cause critical situations that can influence your job or employment status. For this situation you can apply for a Restricted Drivers License. In the event that endorsed, this confined driver’s permit will permit you to set out from point A to point B just furthermore in a limited time zone.

Some requirements:

The individual must be suspended.

The individual’s suspension must not be a liquor related offense. To apply for the Restricted Drivers License system, please come into the Gold Key Registries office and buy the Restricted Drivers License Application.

All choices about your suspension and endorsement of your Restricted Drivers License application are made by Driver’s Fitness and Monitoring. Your application must be submitted to them.

Suspension Appeals

Under the Traffic Safety Act, a driver accused of a liquor-related offense will be issued a Notice of Suspension/Disqualification.

This implies a man who has given a breath or blood test more than .05, or denied an interest by a peace officer to give either a breath or blood test.

Grounds for Appeal

  • That you didn’t give a breath or blood test that was more than .05 while you worked or had care or control of an engine vehicle.
  • That you didn’t decline an interest by a peace officer to supply a breath or blood test while you worked or had care or control of an engine vehicle.

You may purchase an Application for a Hearing at the Gold Key Registries Office.

There are two types of Appeal Applications

  • Non-personal listening to which requires a composed accommodation or
  • An individual hearing, which requires an individual appearance before the Board.

For more information, or if you are unsure which application you should apply for, please refer to this Government of Canada Fact Sheet.

Licence Reinstatements

Once your suspension is over you may be ready to reinstate your driver’s licence. In most cases, some terms and conditions may apply to you before you can start driving again.

We are waiting for you at Gold Key Registries, our amazing staff will be able to assist you in determining these requirements. Every situation is different, we can help you determine what steps and actions you need to take to start driving as soon as possible.

To access your information we require personal identification. Since this information is protected by the privacy act, we can only
provide this information to you. Once all the terms and conditions are completed, your last step is to reinstate your licence and
to obtain a valid drivers licence.

Ready to Get Back on the Road?

If you’re unsure about the steps involved in reinstating your driver’s license, we can help! Contact our office at 403-221-7800 or visit us in person to discuss your specific situation and get started on the reinstatement process.

Do You Have Questions?

We understand that driver’s license suspensions can be complex. If you have any questions or require further clarification on the information provided, don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable staff today.