Driver's road test

Before getting any class of licence in Alberta, you will need to take a road test.

Driver licensing changes

Starting April 1, 2023, drivers are no longer required to take the advanced road test to exit the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program.

See Changes to driver licensing system for more details.


You must pass a road test conducted by a qualified government or licensed driver examiner before you can receive a Class 1 to 6 driver's licence.

Book your road test

Step 1. Make sure you are eligible

To be able to take the road test, you must meet the eligibility criteria for the requested Class of driver's licence.

Ensure your vehicle meets safety standards for road tests.

Drivers taking a passenger vehicle road test will be required to follow the health and safety guidelines established by registry agents.

Additional information on how to book a Class 1, 2 or 3 road test can be found at Upgrade to a commercial licence.

Step 2. Pay any outstanding fines

All outstanding fines owed to the Government of Alberta must be paid before you can book a road test.

Step 3. Book your road test

Book your road test using one of the following ways:

You will need your Motor Vehicle Identification (MVID) number to book your road test. This is the 9-digit number found near the barcode of your Alberta driver’s licence.

Image of 4 driver's licences with the Motor Vehicle Identification number circled in red

A driver’s knowledge test to obtain a Class 7 learner’s licence or other levels of licences can be booked at a registry agent. Phone ahead to find a local registry office to ensure it is open and confirm whether they provide the service you require.

Driving schools

All driving schools are responsible for determining when they can provide services in a safe manner.

Passing your road test

Each type of road test has a maximum number of points you can get before you fail.

For example, you get points when you:

  • don’t show a necessary driving skill, such as not checking mirrors or blind spots
  • fail to follow the rules of the road, such as not observing road signs or making an incorrect turn
  • complete a manoeuver poorly, such as signalling too soon or too late, or being too aggressive or too hesitant.

You will fail if you get:

  • more than 50 points on the Class 1, 2 or 3
  • more than 75 points on the Class 5 or 6

You can also get an automatic fail or an “F” on your road test if you:

  • endanger a pedestrian or another driver
  • drive unsafely
  • break traffic laws


Passenger vehicle road tests are delivered in the private sector by driver examiners contracted or employed by registry agents.

Registry agents set the fees they wish to charge for the road tests they deliver. Registry agents are also required to publish their fees online. For more information about the fees for Class 5 or 6 road tests, contact your local registry office.

Commercial vehicle road tests are delivered by government examiners. Commercial road test fees are the same across the province.

Table 1. Commercial Road test fees

Class of road testFee
Class 1$217
Class 2$167
Class 3$155


For questions or concerns about your road test, contact:

Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors Client Support Centre
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]