Overview

You must renew your driving instructor licence every 24 months. You will receive a renewal notice 3 months prior to the date your driving instructor licence expires. You can renew your driving instructor licence if you meet all requirements.

Requirements

To renew a driving instructor’s licence, you must submit the following to Driver Programs and Licensing Standards (DPLS):

  • a completed Driving Instructor Licence Renewal Application form (DPLS0009) (PDF, 141 KB)
    • the form must be signed by the senior driving instructor or authorized representative from the licensed driver training school
  • a record of exact hours of instruction completed during the 24 months before the renewal date
  • a completed Licensed Driving Instructor Record of Instruction form (DPLS0027) (PDF, 111 KB) if you are an instructor for Class 1, 2, 2-S, 3, 5 and 6, Q endorsement, S endorsement, Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC), or Defensive Driving Course (DDC)
  • proof of payment for the licence renewal fee (if applicable)
  • an original Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search from an approved police agency dated within 90 days of the application

Hours of instruction requirements

You must complete a minimum number of hours of instruction in the 24 months before the renewal date. See section 3.00.02 of the Licensed Driver Training School Policies and Procedures Manual for more information.

Senior driving instructor

As a senior driving instructor, you must meet all of the requirements of a driving instructor listed above to renew your driving instructor licence. DPLS will also monitor one senior driving instructor session at least once every 2 years.

See section 3.00.03 of the Licensed Driver Training School Policies and Procedures Manual for more information.

Contact

To connect with Driver Programs and Licensing 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: trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Driver Programs and Licensing 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: trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca

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