Overview

The Government of Alberta’s Class 5 driver’s licence classroom curriculum is aimed at educating new drivers on driving skills and the rules of the road.

Licensed driving schools can choose to:

  • use the Government of Alberta’s Class 5 Curriculum, or
  • submit a curriculum to Alberta Transportation Driver Licensing Programs and Standards (DPLS) for approval

Curriculum

The Government of Alberta’s Class 5 classroom curriculum is included in the Class 5 Driver Education Curriculum: A Guide for Instructors.

To use your own Class 5 classroom curriculum, see the Class 5 curriculum criteria (PDF, 109 KB) and Definitions of Class 5 Curriculum Components (PDF, 505 KB).

You must complete the Classroom Curriculum Outline and Approval Checklist (PDF, 136 KB) and submit it with your proposed curriculum to DPLS.

You are only permitted to submit a maximum of 3 for approval.

If Alberta Transportation does not approve the third version of the curriculum, you must use the standardized Government of Alberta’s Class 5 Curriculum. See the Class 5 Driver Education Curriculum: A Guide for Instructors.

Program materials

You can order the Class 5 Driver Education: A Guide for Students from Alberta Queen’s Printer.

You must maintain a list of students on the Class 5 Driver Education Student Classroom Record (PDF, 125 KB).

Class 5 driving instructor requirements

All driving instructors in Alberta must be licensed by Alberta Transportation. For more information, see Become a licensed driving instructor.

You must compete the Licensed Driving Instructor Record of Instruction form (PDF, 111 KB).

Licensed Class 5 driver training schools

All driver training schools in Alberta must be licensed by Alberta Transportation. For more information, see Apply for a driver training school licence.

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