Become a licensed driving instructor

Learn if you are eligible to become a driving instructor in Alberta and see the steps to get or renew a driving instructor licence.

Services and information

Learn if you are eligible to become a licensed driving instructor in Alberta.

Apply to become a licensed driving instructor in Alberta.

Apply to get your driving instructor licence renewed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work.  Additional information for businesses with questions about re-opening can be found at Alberta Biz Connect. All driving schools are responsible for determining when they can provide services in a safe manner.

Alberta driver’s licences, vehicle registrations, other permits and certificates that expired prior to May 15, 2020 must now be renewed.

Some Alberta registry services will now be available through encrypted email or fax. Please review this Government of Alberta bulletin for details.

Some registry agents have voluntarily closed or are operating with reduced hours. Please phone ahead to your local registry office to ensure it is open and confirm whether they provide the service you require remotely.

As part of the Government of Alberta’s plan to maintain the supply chain, a limited number of road tests will be approved over the coming weeks.

Information for examiners and driving schools is available in the COVID-19 Driver Education and Exams Memo (PDF, 131 KB)

For more information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Introduction

Alberta Transportation licenses driving instructors under the Driver Training Regulation which can be viewed here under the Traffic Safety Act.

Effective March 1, 2019, all driver training providers including those that do not charge a fee and all driving instructors (including senior driving instructors) require the same type of licence to provide driver training. All existing licensed and certified instructors must reapply for a new licence.

See if you meet the eligibility requirements to become a driving instructor.

Contact

To connect with Driver Programs and Licensing Standards:

Edmonton office

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-8230
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Driver Programs and Licensing Standards
Alberta Transportation
1st Floor, Twin Atria Building
4999 98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T6B 2X3

Calgary office

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-8230
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Driver Programs and Licensing Standards
Alberta Transportation
1st Floor, Willowglen Business Park
803 Manning Road NE
Calgary, Alberta  T2E 7M8