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.
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 and try practice exams
Download a copy of the Driver’s Guide.
You can try practice tests online to see what kinds of questions will be asked on the knowledge test.
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.