WE OFFER ROAD TESTING
Road test bookings can now be booked online via this link Book Your Road Test or in person and paid in full at the time of booking, .
You provide your own vehicle, or you may use our late model rental car for a fee.
We ask that you check in for your road test 30 minutes early; this will ensure that any paperwork needed is completed before commencement of your test. This also ensures that road tests are completed on time. The examiner will do a brief inspection of the vehicle to make sure your vehicle complies with Government of Alberta standards. You cannot take passengers or pets on the road test with you. If you supply your own vehicle please remember to have a valid registration certificate and valid proof of insurance.
The road test usually takes about 45 minutes for a Class 5 test. If you do not pass the test you could can take it again as soon as the next day. You will need to purchase another Road Test Permit when booking . We can assist with that .
When you pass your road test, your Class 7 Learner’s Licence will be reclassified as a Class 5 GDL (Graduated Driver’s Licence).
The requirements for other classes of Operator’s Licence is slightly different. There is a special knowledge test and vision test for the other classes. Before you take a road test for classes 1, 2, or 4, you must pick up a medical examination form to be completed by your doctor.
Call our office with any questions you may have. We are here to help.
VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS REQUIRED FOR A ROAD TEST
Lights – working brake lights, head lights, and signal lights
Horn – working horn
Speedometer – working speedometer
Brakes – park brakes and moving brakes must be in good working condition
Windshield – must provide unobstructed view
Tires – must have safe tread wear and safe rims
Seats – the driver’s and examiner’s seats must be securely fastened and have working seat belts
Steering – must not have excessive play
Exhaust – no exhaust system leaks
Mirrors – adequate side view and rear view mirrors
Fuel – enough fuel for a 60 min road test
Current Registration and Insurance documents
The driver examiner will inspect the vehicle for each of the above items prior to conduction the road test. If the vehicle is not deemed to be safe your road test will be cancelled and a loss of your fees will result.
ALBERTA ROAD TEST ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible to take an Alberta road test you must meet the eligibility requirements.
Issues that may affect your eligibility may include:
For Class 6 tests: To be eligible, you must have held at least a Class 7 learners licence for a minimum of one continuous year, and be at least 16 years of age.
Dates of Eligibility
Proper Documentation (Insurance, Registration, etc)
If you have a condition code on your operator’s licence that requires you to take periodic road test examinations required by driver fitness monitoring, you may not be eligible to book online. Please contact the registry where you plan on taking your test before you book online.
If you are taking your road test at the request of a physician, you may not be eligible to book online. Please contact the registry where you plan on taking your road test before you book online.
You must hold a valid Alberta Operator’s Licence to be eligible for any road tests regardless of the class. If you have an operator’s license from another province or state, you must transfer your non Alberta operator’s licence to the Alberta equivalent before you can take your road test. Failure to comply could result in the forfeiture of all fees related to your road test. For more details and inquires please contact Registrations Are Us.
If there is any doubt to your eligibility status, please contact the registry location where you plan to take your test and confirm your eligibility status before you reserve online.
If an Alberta Registry Agent determines that you are not eligible to take your road test or you are unable to obtain a test permit for any reason, all fees paid will be forfeited.
Individuals who must take their Class 5 basic road test as a reinstatement condition must first be eligible. Usually a date of eligibility is associated with the reinstatement condition. If you plan on reserving and purchasing your road test online, you should ensure that you are eligible to take the respective road examinations, to prevent the forfeiture of your fees.
To confirm your eligibility, please visit us in person at Registrations Are Us.
Driver Fitness and Monitoring / Alberta Transportation
Ph: 780- 427-8230 (toll free in Alberta 310-0000)
Alberta Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC)
Ph: 780-427-8255 (toll free in Alberta 310-0000)
WHY TAKE THE CLASS 5 GDL EXIT ROAD TEST?
There are many reasons why you should take the GDL exit road test.
Different restrictions are associated with a class 5 GDL and class 5 non-GDL license.
Below is a comparison that highlights the differences between the class 5 GDL and non-GDL licenses as well as some advantages that may help later in life.
Demerits are accumulated depending on your traffic violation.
The most common cause for demerits on your license is speeding.
If you have a Class 5 GDL license, your license will be suspended after accumulating 8 demerit points.
For non GDL class 5 license holders this limit is increased to 15. A warning letter will be sent to a class 5 non GDL license holder when 8 demerits are reached.
Alcohol limitations are also affected by the class of license you hold.
For class 5 GDL license holders there is zero tolerance for any alcohol in your blood whatsoever while driving.
This restriction is enforced by an immediate license suspension.
A class 5 non GDL license holder is allowed a .05% blood alcohol level before a suspension may occur, although drinking and driving under any circumstances is highly discouraged.
PROFESSIONAL UPGRADE RESTRICTION
Another advantage to taking your class 5 GDL road test is the option to upgrade to a commercial class license.
If you hold a class 5 GDL license, you are restricted from upgrading to any professional classes.
In order to be eligible to upgrade to class 1 | class 2 | class 3 | class 4 you must take your class 5 GDL exit road test first.
Professional class license upgrade restrictions are lifted by taking the class 5 GDL exit road test. You can improve your professional driving resume and open more career opportunities by upgrading your license.
Other differences and advantages to taking your class 5 GDL exit road test.
If you are over the age of 18 and hold a class 5 GDL license you may not accompany a class 7 learners license holder while they are driving.
You must hold a class 5 GDL license for at least 2 continuous years before you are eligible to take a class 5 GDL exit road test.
Any suspensions that interrupt your driving status will affect your eligibility exit date.