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 be 14 years old to get a learner's license in Alberta. You must pass a vision and knowledge test.
The maximum charge for renewing the driver's license card is described in the Registration Agent Product Catalog. When looking for a school to attend, the first thing you need to do is make sure it has a license from the Alberta government. The Alberta government is currently debating making driver training mandatory, but has not yet implemented any changes. If you are not from Alberta and do not have a license in the province, you will need to complete an additional step before starting your Class 3 licensing process.
The registry cannot change the classification of your license until the driver examiner has uploaded the tablet test results to the motor vehicle database. 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. If you are not from Alberta or have just moved there, you must first change your license to an Alberta Class 5 driver's license.
You must have had an Alberta driver's license for the last time and will need to provide proof of identification and residence in Alberta with your application. You must have your first stage learner's license for 1 year and spend 2 years as a stage two probationary driver. You can go to their website to see a list (updated as of May 2016) of approved and licensed schools in Alberta that offer different types of driver training. 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 will receive a paper provisional license (no photo) that you can use to drive until your actual license arrives in the mail. You can download a copy of the Alberta Driver's License Manual free of charge from Alberta Transportation. As in Ontario and other provinces, Alberta drivers must complete a phased licensing system to become fully licensed drivers.