Driver's knowledge test

Before getting any class of licence in Alberta, you will need to take a driver’s knowledge test.

Overview

This tests your knowledge of Alberta’s traffic laws. The following guidelines apply:

  • knowledge tests are conducted for all driver’s licence classifications with the exception of class 5 and for the air brake endorsement.
  • you must take the test at a registry agent office for a fee of $17
  • the test is 30 multiple choice questions and you must score a minimum of 25 to pass
  • if you fail the test you must wait one day before taking the test again. You may take the test as many times as required to pass but only once per day
  • test stations have audio-assistant devices that read the questions and choices of answers to you for $30 and can only be taken in English and only for class 7
  • if you have difficulty with English and only need minimal help, you can use a paper  English conversion dictionary for class 3, 6 or 7
    • if you want to take the test in a language other than those listed below, you’ll need to pay for an approved translator
  • class 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and air brake knowledge tests can only be taken in English
  • once a knowledge test has been passed and the test permit is validated by a registry agent, the permit is only valid for 1 year from the date of the test

Practice tests are available for class 7 knowledge tests.

You can study online operator's handbooks for all classes of knowledge tests.

Languages

The Class 7 test is available in 25 languages:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Cree
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Oromo
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese