Effective immediately, Alberta Transportation has introduced new, temporary measures, related to driver education and examinations.
Details available on COVID-19 Driver Education and Exams Memo (PDF, 170 KB)
Effective immediately all driver testing across all classes of licences are suspended for a minimum of 4 weeks, until April 18.
To help support Albertans self-isolating and practicing social distancing, we are extending expiry dates for Alberta driver’s licences, vehicle registrations and other permits and certificates until May 15, 2020.
For more information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.
Applications for licences are currently being accepted.
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.
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 and Class 5 Advanced road tests to provincial standards.
Applicants will be asked to provide their preferred location for conducting road tests: Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie or Red Deer.
Driver examiner applicants must:
- hold a valid Class 1, 2, 3, or 4 Alberta driver’s licence
- have at least 5 years of driving experience as the holder of a Class 4 or 5 driver’s licence, depending on the class of licence they intend to test
- You must have held at least a Class 4 driver’s licence for no less than two years.
- 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
- 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 before a licence will be granted
- provide proof of grade 12 education, equivalent or higher
- 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 a licensed driving instructor cannot be licensed as a driver examiner unless willing to have their driver instructor’s licence cancelled at time of driver examiner licensing. Conducting evaluations is a considered a conflict of interest.
- 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 at this time. Fees can be assessed and applied at the discretion of Alberta Transportation.
How to apply
Step 1. Determine eligibility
Review all requirements in the Driver Examiner Licensing Application Requirements (PDF, 2.9 MB) 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
- Note: 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 will be required before your licence will be granted.
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 email@example.com. 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 and get a score of 50 demerits 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.
To connect with Driver Examination Standards: