Driver's road test

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

Services and information

Qualified people can apply to become licensed driver examiners to conduct road tests in Alberta.

Overview

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.

To reduce wait times, qualified drivers outside of government will be licensed to offer more road tests to Albertans.

Previous driver examiners with clean records are encouraged to apply for a 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

Fees

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 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

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