In Alberta, a minimum of 3 years is required to obtain a full non-GDL Class 5 driver's license. Learn the steps to obtain the license, and the types of. Steps to Obtain Your License · Change a license from. The Graduated Driver's License (GDL) program in Alberta has changed the way we license new drivers.
The GDL program has been developed to ensure that all new drivers, regardless of age, get the skills, experience and support they need to handle the complex task of driving. For answers to common questions about the GDL program in Alberta and detailed information about the GDL program, visit the Alberta Transportation website, here. If you hold a learner's license (or equivalent) from a reciprocal country, you can apply for the GDL exemption to reduce the time you need as an Alberta apprentice driver and you may be eligible to take the Class 5 Basic Driving Exam. The driving tests are conducted by a licensed driver examiner, the schedule is organized by registry agents at Registry West.
A new, more efficient roadside testing system has been released to ensure drivers have timely access to testing while keeping Alberta's roads safe. A commercial driver summary allows employers to assess the safety risks associated with a driver before hiring them. Alberta operates a graduated licensing system, as it helps reduce the risks faced by new drivers, especially when driving in a province with ice and snow. You will receive a provisional license (paper) and the actual license will arrive in the mail in approximately two weeks.
A photo identification card is available to a person who is not the holder of a valid Alberta operator's license. You will receive a renewal reminder by email or text message for operator licenses four to six weeks before the license expires. If you want to change your out-of-country license to an Alberta driver's license, you'll need to turn in your license and go through the GDL exemption process. A learner's license (also known as a Class 7 license) is the first step to becoming a driver in Alberta.
Medical reports are also required for Class 1, 2, and 4 license holders and for all licenses with a “C endorsement” condition code.