Applications for licences are currently being accepted.

Overview

To reduce wait times for driver’s licence road tests, qualified people are encouraged to apply to become a licensed driver examiner.

Licensed driver examiners will not be government employees or contractors. They will work in areas such as Edmonton and Calgary where the demand for road tests is highest, to improve road test services in the short-term.

Previous driver examiners with clean records are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants will be selected for testing and training to ensure they have the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct Class 4, basic Class 5, Class 5 Advanced, and Class 6 road tests to provincial standards.

Applicants will be asked to provide their preferred location for conducting road tests: Edmonton or Calgary.

Eligibility

Driver examiner applicants must:

  • hold a valid Class 1, 2, 3, or 4 and/or 6 Alberta driver’s licence
  • have at least 5 years of driving experience as the holder of a Class 4, 5 and/or 6 driver’s licence, depending on the class of licence they intend to test
  • provide a current 5-year driver’s abstract showing no criminal convictions or suspensions
  • have a satisfactory driving record with less than 7 demerit points
  • have a driver’s licence that was not cancelled or suspended under the Traffic Safety Act during the 2 years immediately preceding their application
  • have a driver’s licence that was not cancelled or suspended under the Criminal Code (Canada) during the 5 years immediately preceding their application
  • preference will be given to applicants who were driver examiners in good standing (i.e. no record of suspensions, investigations or other disciplinary actions) prior to March 1, 2019
  • provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check that includes a Vulnerable Sector Check (dated within 6 months of the application being received) conducted by an approved enforcement agency
  • provide proof of grade 12 education, equivalent or higher

Additional requirements

  • Applicants who possess a Driving Instructor’s Licence must allow this licence to be cancelled if they are successful in becoming a licensed driver examiner.
  • An applicant who is an owner, part owner, shareholder, director, partner or an employee of, or in a business that is a registry agent, cannot be licensed unless willing to cancel all ties with the registry agent at time of licensing.
  • An applicant who is an owner, part owner, shareholder, director, partner or an employee of, or in a business that is a driver training school, cannot be licensed unless willing to cancel all ties with the driver training school at time of licensing.
  • A licensed driver examiner is prohibited from testing students of any driver training school that is owned by or employs a member of the examiner’s family (as defined in the driver examiner’s licence application).
  • There is no fee required as part of the application process.

How to apply

Step 1. Determine eligibility

Review all requirements in the Driver Examiner Licensing Application Requirements (PDF, 199 KB) to determine if you are eligible to apply.

Step 2. Complete the application package

Fill out the driver examiner’s licence application (PDF, 107 KB).

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Include the following documents in your application package:

  • cover letter
  • application form
  • 2 references
  • proof of grade 12 education, equivalent or higher
  • original copies of your Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check (dated within 6 months of the application being received) conducted by an approved enforcement agency.

You will be asked to provide original copies of your Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check when you are contacted to take in-person knowledge and road tests during the application process. A current Criminal Record Check within the past 6 months is required to receive your driver examiner licence and begin road testing. If you are in the process of completing these checks, you may continue through the application process and provide these documents when they are complete.

You must provide a valid email address. All correspondence regarding your application and the selection process will be done through email.

Step 3. Submit the application package

You can submit your application to trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca. Applications will only be accepted by email.

After you apply

Step 4. Receive an email

Only applicants chosen to begin the selection process will be contacted. Applicants will only be contacted through email.

Step 5. Pass written driver examiner knowledge test

You must score 85% or higher to pass the written driver examiner test. You will have 2 attempts to pass the written test. Exams will be scheduled in Edmonton and Calgary.

Step 6. Pass driver examiner road test

You must pass the driver examination road test. You will have 1 attempt to pass the road test. You must score 50 or less to pass the road test. These road tests will be scheduled in Edmonton and Calgary.

Step 7. Complete interview

The 2 references provided as part of your application package will be contacted following the successful completion of the written test and road test. You will be contacted for an interview following successful reference checks. Interviews will be scheduled in Edmonton and Calgary.

Step 8. Complete orientation

You will receive an orientation in government and road testing standards and in-car monitoring.

Licensed driver examiners will be required to administer and record all road tests using the government road test tablet technology. Successful applicants will receive training and support in the use of the government road test system. Inability to complete road test scoring using the government system could result in the suspension or cancellation of the driver examiner licence.

Step 9. Receive driver examiner licence

You will receive a licence.

Contact

To connect with Driver Examination Standards:

Email: trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca