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.
- all driver training schools and driving instructors that charge a fee have always had to be licensed through the Government of Alberta, and
- all organizations that provide driver training for driver’s licence endorsements and demerit point reductions have always had to be certified through the Government of Alberta
Effective March 1, 2019, all driver training providers, including those that do not charge a fee and all driving instructors (including senior driving instructors), must be licensed through Driver Programs and Licensing Standards to operate.
This new requirement will ensure consistency and a high quality of professional driver education in Alberta.
Alberta no longer certifies organizations or instructors that provide driver training for driver’s licence endorsements or demerit point reductions. Instead, these driver training providers must get the same type of licence as driver training schools and driving instructors.
Existing licensed driver training schools, certified employee agencies and instructors who provide Class 1 and 2 and S endorsement (School Bus Driver Improvement Program) training must also apply for this licence.
Who is affected
Effective March 1, 2019, the following driver training providers must apply for a new licence to operate:
- post-secondary institutions that provide driver’s licence training for a fee
- organizations that provide professional driver’s licence or endorsement training to their employees at no charge
- organizations such as carriers and bus companies that provide driver’s licence or endorsement training for a fee
- school boards and school divisions
- government agencies
- driver training providers that provide Class 1 and 2 and S endorsement training that are currently licensed or certified through the Government of Alberta
- driving instructors that provide Class 1 and 2 and S endorsement training that are currently licensed or certified through the Government of Alberta
To connect with Driver Programs and Licensing Standards:
Driver Programs and Licensing Standards
1st Floor, Twin Atria Building
4999 98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2X3