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New road test model
A new and more efficient road test system has launched to ensure drivers have timely access to tests while keeping Alberta roads safe.
We strengthened oversight of the system to ensure all road tests are fair and safe, resulting in competent, safe drivers.
As of January 5, 2021, passenger vehicle road tests for Class 4, 5, and 6 are now delivered by private driver examiners through Alberta registry agents.
Class 1, 2 and 3 commercial, truck and bus road tests continue to be conducted by government examiners to ensure drivers are meeting higher standards set by the new Mandatory Entry Level Training program.
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To drive a motorcycle, you must hold a Class 6 licence.
A Class 6 licence also allows you to drive all Class 5 motor vehicles as a learner.
You must be at least 16-years old and have at minimum a Class 7 learner’s licence for a year.
If you already have a full Class 5 driver’s licence, you’ll need to take a Class 6 knowledge and road test.
If you don’t have a Class 5 or Class 7 licence, you’ll need to complete all the requirements of Class 7, pass a Class 6 knowledge and road test, and be placed in the GDL program before you can get a full Class 6 licence.
If you have a Class 5 or Class 7 licence, you’ll need to take a Class 6 knowledge and road test.
How to get a Class 6 licence
Step 1. Take a knowledge test
Go to a registry agent and take a knowledge test.
You will need to bring your existing driver’s licence (Class 7 or Class 5) to the registry agent.
Step 2. Pass a road test
Schedule a road test through a registry agent or online through the Alberta Road Test Scheduler.
You need to bring your own motorcycle or moped for testing.
Ensure your cell phone is equipped with ear buds for examiner communication.
If you take a road test using a three-wheeled motorcycle, your Class 6 licence restricts you to only operate a three-wheeled motorcycle.
Step 3. Purchase your licence card
Once you pass the knowledge and road test you will be able to purchase a Class 6 licence card.
You will be given a temporary licence that’s valid for 30 days or until your licence card comes in the mail.
Your licence card should arrive within 21 business days. If it hasn’t arrived in 21 days, call the number on the back of your temporary licence and you’ll be given instructions on what to do. Report the missing licence to a registry agent within 60 days of applying, or you may be charged for a replacement.
When you get your licence card, you’ll have to destroy the temporary licence.
Step 4. Upgrade to a full Class 6 licence
You will need to drive for 2 years as a Class 6 GDL driver and have no licence suspensions during the last year to qualify for a full Class 6 licence.
Once the 2 year probationary term is up, you can take a Class 6 advanced road test and upgrade to a full Class 6 licence.
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