Overview

You must pass a road test conducted by a qualified government driver examiner before you can receive a Class 1-6 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.

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

You can now book your road test two 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.

Road test availability

Road tests for the month of June are available now.

If you booked a road test permit before March 1, 2019 and were not able to take your road test before February 28, 2019, please contact the registry agent where the permit was purchased before August 31, 2019 to receive a full refund, including the service charge.

Passing your road test

You start your road test with 0 points. The more errors you make, the more points you get.

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.

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

You will fail if you get:

  • 50 points on the Class 1, 2, 3 or 4
  • 75 points on the Class 5, 5 Advanced, 6 or 6 Advanced

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

Fees

Road test fees are now the same across the province.

Table 1: New road test fee structure

Class of road test Old average fee New standardized fee
Class 1 $219 $217
Class 2 $169 $167
Class 3 $157.50 $155
Class 4 $143 $141
Class 5 $89.50 $83
Class 5 Advanced $143 $138
Class 6 $145 $143
Class 6 Advanced $145 $143

Become a driver examiner

We're recruiting qualified, trustworthy and professional driver examiners for full-time permanent positions across Alberta. The competition will remain open until all positions are filled.

To apply, visit the Alberta Public Service jobs page and search for Job ID 1051543 - Driver Examiners.

To learn more about the positions, email dplsemploymentinquiries@gov.ab.ca.

Learn more about working for the Alberta Public Service.

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Contact

For questions or concerns about your road test, contact:

Alberta Transportation 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: driverexaminations@gov.ab.ca