New road test model
Alberta is launching a new, more efficient road test system to ensure drivers have timely access to tests while keeping Alberta roads safe.
Starting on January 5, 2021, passenger vehicle road tests (Class 4 to 6) will be delivered by private driver examiners through Alberta registry agents. Registry agents started booking these passenger vehicle road test appointments on December 1, 2020 for appointments in January 2021.
We have strengthened oversight of the system to ensure all road tests are fair and safe, resulting in competent, safe drivers. All Class 1, 2 and 3 commercial, truck and bus road tests will continue to be conducted by government examiners to ensure drivers are meeting the higher standards set by the new Mandatory Entry-Level Training program.
Commercial vehicle road tests (Class 1 to 3) are delivered by Alberta Transportation.
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A Class 7 learner’s licence allows you to drive:
- a moped by yourself
- a Class 5 or Class 6 vehicle with someone over 18 who has a full Class 5 driver’s licence
A Class 7 learner’s licence allows you to drive a Class 5 or 6 vehicle with someone over 18 who has a full Class 5 driver’s licence or higher. They must sit in the front passenger seat. This licence also allows you to drive a moped.
- You cannot drive during the hours between 12:00am and 5:00am
- You must have 0% alcohol levels when driving at all times
- You cannot drive with more people than there are seat belts in your vehicle
- You are allowed 8 demerit points before receiving a suspension of your licence
How to get a Class 7 learner's licence
Step 1. Study the Driver’s Guide to operation, safety, and licensing: cars and light trucks
Download a copy of the Driver’s Guide.
Step 2. Take a knowledge test
Go to a registry agent and take a knowledge test. You will need to pay a fee to take the test. You can take the test once a day.
You will need to bring acceptable ID.
Step 3. Purchase your licence card
A registry agent will test your vision to see if your vision is good enough to drive.
If you successfully pass the knowledge test and vision test, you will be able to purchase a Class 7 learner’s 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 in 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.