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The Defensive Driving Course is suitable for all drivers with all classes of Alberta driver’s licences. It focuses on the basic rules of the road, such as rules for stopping, turning and safe driving, as well as driver attitudes.

Where to take the course

  • licensed driver training schools – organizations licensed by Alberta Transportation to provide driver training to the public for a fee
  • certified employee driver training agencies – organizations certified by Alberta Transportation to provide driver training to their employees
Starting March 1, 2019, the DDC will only be offered through licensed driver training schools.

Merit credit

You will receive a Notice of Driver Education Course Completion form upon successful completion of the defensive driving course.

You can submit this form to any Alberta registry agent to get a maximum of 3 demerit points removed from your driving record. This can only be done once every 2 years.

Demerit driving suspension

Defensive Driving Courses Policy

Online Driver Training Course: Requirements for Approval

Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)

Commercial drivers can take this course on operating specific types of commercial vehicles. See the PDIC page for more information.


Connect with Driver Programs and Licensing Standards:

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: [email protected]

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

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