Effective immediately, Alberta Transportation has introduced new, temporary measures, related to driver education and examinations.
Details available on COVID-19 Driver Education and Exams Memo (PDF, 170 KB)
Effective immediately all driver testing across all classes of licences are suspended for a minimum of 4 weeks, until April 18.
To help support Albertans isolating and practicing physical distancing, we are extending expiry dates for Alberta driver’s licences, vehicle registrations and other permits and certificates until May 15, 2020.
For more information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.
You must pass a road test conducted by a qualified government or licensed 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.
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
Road test fees are the same across the province.
Table 1: New road test fee structure
|Class of road test||Old average fee||New standardized fee|
|Class 5 Advanced||$143||$138|
|Class 6 Advanced||$145||$143|
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)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)