Changes to impaired driving laws

Alberta’s impaired driving laws are changing effective December 1, 2020. A new Roadside Sanction program will keep our roads safer by providing serious and immediate consequences for all impaired drivers. Read Freeing up police and courts to make Alberta safer for more information.

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Overview

The Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) is designed specifically for commercial vehicle drivers and is focused on operating specific types of commercial vehicles.

Commercial carriers often require their drivers to take this course as a regulation requirement, as part of their professional development or to become better informed about safe driving practices.

Participants will receive a Notice of Driver Education Course Completion form upon successful completion.

This form can be submitted to get a maximum of 3 demerits removed from a driving record. This can only be done once every 2 years.

Where to take the course

The approved Professional Driver Improvement Course is currently available through:

  • licensed driver training schools – organizations licensed by Alberta Transportation to provide driver training to the public for a fee
  • certified employee driver training agencies – organizations certified by Alberta Transportation to provide driver training to their employees

Starting March 1, 2019, the PDIC will only be offered through licensed driver training schools.

Curriculum standards

Requirements for approval of a Professional Driver Improvement Course

Requirements for approval: light vehicle - Professional Driver Improvement Course (LV-PDIC)

Online Driver Training Course: Requirements for Approval

Merit credit

You will receive a Notice of Driver Education Course Completion form upon successful completion of the PDIC.

You can submit this form to any Alberta registry agent to get a maximum of 3 demerit points removed from your driving record. This can only be done once every 2 years.

Demerit driving suspension

Contact

Connect with Driver Education and Examination Standards:

Edmonton office

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: [email protected]

Address:
Driver Education and Examination Standards
Alberta Transportation
1st Floor, Twin Atria Building
4999 98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T6B 2X3

Calgary office

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: [email protected]

Address:
Driver Education and Examination Standards
Alberta Transportation
1st Floor, Willowglen Business Park
803 Manning Road NE
Calgary, Alberta  T2E 7M8