Driver's licenses are valid for one to 5 years, depending on a number of factors, such as license class, medical status, and age. It's illegal to drive with an expired driver's license. Alberta licenses have an expiration date of one to five years depending on their class and other factors. Your driver's license expires on the day of your date of birth (not the last day of your month of birth).
The expiration date will appear on the back of your driver's license. Licensing photos that are four years or longer will need a new photo taken when you renew. All new drivers must complete the two-step process to become a fully licensed driver. A minimum of 3 years are required to complete both stages of the graduated driver's license system in Alberta.
You must renew your Alberta driver's license every 5 years. You may need to renew more often based on your age, health, and legal status. As in Ontario and other provinces, Alberta drivers must complete a phased licensing system to become fully licensed drivers. Most license renewals can be done online, including one-year driver's license and ID card renewals (with existing photo) and replacement or cancellation of driver's license and ID card.
The GDL licensing system was designed to ensure that all new drivers gain the experience, knowledge, instruction and support necessary to pass the required driving tests and knowledge test. Whether you're a new driver just learning to drive, it's time to renew your Alberta driver's license, or you're new to the province, this Alberta driver's license guide will answer your questions and give you the information you need. You can download a copy of the Alberta Driver's License Manual free of charge from Alberta Transportation. The process to close the out-of-province driver's license requires the current province to notify its previous province that it has applied for an Alberta driver's license.
If you have a My Alberta digital ID, you can apply here to renew your driver's license and here to renew your ID card. This blog will explain everything you need to know about the new Alberta driver's license renewal process online, whether you're a senior driver or have a full Class 5 license. If you're new to the province of Alberta, you have 90 days to change your current driver's license to an Alberta driver's license. You must have your first stage learner's license for 1 year and spend 2 years as a stage two probationary driver.