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Medical conditions and driving

Some physical and medical conditions can affect your ability to drive safely.

Services and information

Some diseases and disabilities can affect safe driving.

How to report a physical or medical condition or health changes that could affect your driving.

Medical fitness requirements for commercial drivers including those with conditions that may affect their driving.

Learn about medical examinations and driver’s licence renewal requirements.

How to report a concern about an unsafe driver with a medical or physical condition.

Changes due to COVID-19

Effective immediately, we have extended the timeline to 90 days for most drivers requiring a medical evaluation to provide their completed medical form when applying for or renewing their licence. This will reduce the current strain on the healthcare system.

Medically high risk drivers are still required to present their medical evaluation at the time of their application or renewal.


Jurisdictions across Canada, including Alberta, use the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators Medical Standards as a guideline in establishing the basic minimum medical and visual qualifications for safe driving.

In Alberta, you are required by law to report any medical/physical or functional conditions or changes in health that may affect your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Find out how to report a medical condition.


Connect with Driver Fitness and Monitoring:

Hours: 8:15 am to 12 pm, and 1 pm 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)
Fax: 780-422-6612
Email: [email protected]

Main Floor, Twin Atria Building
Room 109, 4999 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta   T6B 2X3