Commercial carriers have until June 28, 2022 to renew their SFCs. This deadline applies to carriers that obtained their certificate before March 1, 2019.

Regular renewal of SFCs every three years ensures commercial carriers are accurately reporting time spent on the roads, sharing insurance information, and are demonstrating that they meet required safety standards.

“The first priority in Alberta Transportation is safety on our roads, and that’s why the SFC policy was created. Transportation sectors have faced unprecedented challenges from the COVID pandemic to continuous strains on our supply chain. We are working with all commercial carriers to ensure their certificates are completed so they can stay in business.”

Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Transportation

Carriers that do not renew their Safety Fitness Certificates before June 28 will have their certificate cancelled and will not be able to legally operate in Alberta. Carriers with an expired certificate will need to reapply and may be required to complete the mandatory pre-entry program for National Safety Code commercial carriers.

Quick facts

  • Alberta Transportation introduced new driver safety initiatives in 2019 that require Safety Fitness Certificates to be renewed every three years.
  • Before March 1, 2019, all SFCs were issued as “continuous” and did not expire.
  • The application fee is $110 for three years.
  • Safety fitness certificates are required to operate a National Safety Code vehicle in Alberta. This requirement applies to:
    • Vehicles registered for 11,794 kg or more, operating within Alberta;
    • Vehicles registered for more than 4,500 kg, traveling outside of Alberta;
    • Vehicles manufactured for 11 persons or more.
  • There are more than 22,000 National Safety Code commercial carriers in Alberta.