Introduction

Introduction In Alberta, it takes a minimum of 3 years to get a full, non-GDL Class 5 Driver’s Licence. Learn about the steps to getting licensed and the types of licences needed to legally drive different vehicles in Alberta.

As of 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.

In focus

A Class 5 driver’s licence allows you to drive most cars, trucks or vans by yourself.

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

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

Exchange your driver’s licence from another jurisdiction for an Alberta licence, or get an international driving permit.