Drivers License

Alberta Drivers License Information

Road Test
Change of Address
Disabled Parking Placards
Drivers License Abstracts
Drivers License Renewals
Duplicate License (lost or stolen license)
Fine Payments
Identification Card Information
Knowledge Testing / Oral & Written
License Class Changes
License Suspensions & Reinstatements
Out of Province Drivers License Exchange

EdmontonRegistry.com

Road Test

Please Note This Important Information
We offer road tests for all license classes.
All road tests must be scheduled in advance.
You must supply a vehicle with valid insurance and registration.

Fee Schedule (GST Included)
Class 5 Basic = $89.00
Class 5 Advanced = $141.50
Class 1 = $176.15
Class 2 = $141.50
Class 3 = $141.50
Class 4 = $120.50
Class 6 = $141.50
*All Payments Made To Secure Bookings Are Non-Refundable. Appointments May Be Rescheduled With 2 Full Business Days Notice *

We Offer 3 Ways To Book Your Road Test

1. Online Bookings – For Priority Service – (VISA or MasterCard Required)
2. Telephone Booking (VISA or MasterCard Required)
1-888-919-7623 / 1-888-919-ROAD
3. In Person Booking At Our Office.

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED ROAD TEST

Vehicle Safety Standards Required For a Road Test
1. Lights – working brake lights, head lights, and signal lights.
2. Horn – working horn.
3. Speedometer – working speedometer.
4. Brakes – park brakes and moving brakes must be in good working condition.
5. Windshield – must provide unobstructed view.
6. Tires – must have safe treat wear and safe rims.
7. Seats – the driver’s and examiner’s seats must be securely fastened and have working seat belts.
8. Steering – must not have excessive play.
9. Exhaust – no exhaust system leaks.
10. Mirrors – adequate side view and rear view mirrors.
11. Fuel – enough fuel for a 60 min road test.

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.

All cancellations and re-bookings are at the sole discretion of the driver examiner.

NOTICE
When you have successfully completed a road test your driver’s license classification must be updated. The fee for the reclassification is $22.45 (include gst). This cost is in addition to the road test fee. This fee may not be paid with a credit card.

back to top ^

Change of Address

If you change your address, you are required by law to update the address information on your driver’s licence within 14 days. This must be done in person. You will be required to provide acceptable identification in addition to your driver’s license. You will be given a 30 day temporary license and your new driver’s license will be received by mail within 30 days.
A driver’s license address change will also automatically generate a change of address to your vehicle registrations.

Acceptable Identification (one of these).
Alberta Health Care Card
Birth Certificate
Major Credit Card
Passport
Social Insurance Number

Fee = $22.45 (incl gst)

back to top ^

Disabled Parking Placards

A parking placard enables those with the greatest needs to use specially designated parking facilities. The placards are issued to individuals who provide proof of eligibility under this program.

To apply for a placard, an application form must be completed by your physician, physiotherapist or occupational therapist and submitted to our office.

To qualify, an individual must be unable to walk more than 50 metres.

There are three types of placards:

Blue placards, which can be issued to those with long-term disabilities and are valid for five years

Blue placards, which can be issued to those with Permanent disabilities that can be self-declared every five years without the medical personnel signature

Red placards, which can be issued to those with disabilities that are temporary in nature, but will affect them for a period of three to twelve months (Note: A visitor in need may use their valid (non-expired) parking placard from their home jurisdiction during their vacation or visit to Alberta.)

A visitor in need, without an existing placard, may apply for a temporary red placard for the duration of their visit. Visitors will be considered for a parking placard and should contact our office for more information.

Fee = $ 9.45 (incl gst)

back to top ^

Drivers License Abstract

A driver abstract is a history of your personal driving record which is confidential information maintained by Alberta Registries.
Due to the confidential nature of this information you are normally required to appear in person to obtain an abstract.
To obtain an abstract without the personal appearance of the driver, click here for more information. Driver abstracts are available for 3, 5, or 10 year periods.

Fee = $23.00 (incl gst)

back to top ^

Drivers License Renewals

Plan to renew your driver’s license before the expiry date arrives. You may renew your license up to one year before the license expires. Courtesy reminder renewal forms for driver’s licenses are generally mailed to clients six to eight weeks before the expiry. If you have lost the renewal notice or have not received one in the mail, you do not need this form in order to renew your license.

Renewals must be done in person at our office. Only residents of Alberta are eligible to renew. Anyone 75 years or older is required to submit a medical reports. Medical reports are also required for holders of Class 1, 2 and 4 licenses and for all licenses with a condition code “C”. It is not legal to drive with an expired license. Any license that has been expired for more than 3 years will be subject to passing another written and road test before reinstatement. If the photograph on your license is four or more years old, a new one will have to be taken. You will also require one additional piece of identification such as a major credit card, Alberta health care card, social insurance card, birth certificate, etc.

You will leave the office with a one month temporary license and your permanent license will be sent to you by mail within approximately two weeks.

Fees – All Classes (5 Year Renewal) = $84.45 (incl gst)

*For license renewals of 1,2, or 3 years fees will vary accordingly*

back to top ^

Duplicate License (lost or stolen license)

If your licence has been lost, stolen, or destroyed, you may apply for a replacement by visiting our office in person. You will be required to prove your identity through a strict confirmation process. You will receive an interim licence, valid for 30 days. Your new card will arrive in the mail within two weeks of your application date. For more information, please call our office and speak with one of our agents.

Fee = $22.45 (incl gst)

back to top ^

Fine Payments

Overdue Fines – (Pay By Phone)
If you have not dealt with it by the due date on the summons, you may be convicted in absence. The overdue fine will then be transferred to the Motor Vehicles database where a late penalty charge will be added. This outstanding fine must be paid before any motor vehicle service can be performed for you. The ticket numbers are not required when paying overdue fines.

• Our Online Phone Service accepts VISA or MasterCard payments.
• Contact – by phone 1-888–919-7623 during regular office hours.

Transaction Fee = $9.45 per ticket (incl GST)

EdmontonRegistry.com

Current Fines – (Scan and Upload)
A current fine is a ticket you have received and the due date is more than two days in the future. Payment must be received at least two days before the final due date on the ticket.

First we must receive a copy of the ticket(s) before we can accept your payment.
First scan the ticket(s) then click here to proceed to the online form.

• Our Online Phone Service accepts VISA or MasterCard payments.
• Contact – by phone 1-888–919-7623 during regular office hours.

Transaction Fee = $9.45 per ticket (incl gst)

back to top ^

Identification Card Information

This service requires that you attend our office in person.

A photo identification card is available to Alberta residents who do not or cannot hold a valid Alberta operator’s licence. The card is clearly marked for identification purposes only and does not entitle the person to operate a motor vehicle under any circumstances.

To obtain an identification card, the individual must provide acceptable identification. The minimum age is 12, and applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to provide consent.

The only exemption to Alberta residency is for students that are residents of another jurisdiction but attending an Alberta accredited institution full-time. These individuals may request an Alberta identification card. They must present a letter from the institution verifying full-time student status.

Fee = $49.45 (incl gst)

back to top ^

Knowledge Testing / Oral & Written

We provide knowledge testing for all driver’s license classes.
All tests are done in office during regular office hours. Appointments are not required and exams are written on a first come first serve basis. Your exam must start at least 60 minutes before closing time, Please check the home page for confirmation of office hours.

All Knowledge Test Fees = $17.50 (incl gst)

back to top ^

License Class Changes

When your driver’s license class changes you are required to have the new class recorded on your driver’s license.
To do this requires a visit in our office in person. If the photo on your current license is more than four years old you will be required to take a new photo.
You will also require one additional piece of identification such as a major credit card, Alberta health care card, social insurance card, birth certificate, etc.
You will leave the office with a one month temporary license and your permanent license will be sent to you by mail within approximately two weeks.

Fee = $22.45 (incl gst)

back to top ^

License Suspensions & Reinstatements

Alberta drivers can have their driver’s license suspended for liquor related violations, accumulation of demerit points, or an administrative suspension.
In all cases the suspended driver will be given reinstatement conditions. These conditions must be met before the driver’s license can be reinstated.

Time Length Of Suspension
less that one year – reinstatement requires the payment of the appropriate fee.
over one year but less than three – A basic road test must be taken. When passed the previous class of license will be reinstated.
over three years – All previous driving credits are lost. The driver must start as a new driver.

Types of Suspensions and Fees
Administrative Suspensions
Reinstatement Fee = $59.45 (incl gst)

Demerit Point Suspensions
Reinstatement Fee = $59.45 (incl gst)

Liquor Related Suspensions
Reinstatement Fee = $209.45 (incl gst)

Persons convicted of violations under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Act, or the Traffic Safety Act, involving the operation or control of a motor vehicle may be suspended or disqualified from driving in accordance with limits stated in the Traffic Safety Act.

It is unlawful to be in possession of an operator’s licence while it is suspended or disqualified. It is a serious offence to drive while unauthorized, punishable by law. Drivers stopped by a peace officer and found to have their operator’s licence suspended will have the vehicle they were driving seized and impounded for a period of 30 days. If the vehicle seizure involves the same suspended driver and owner within a three-year window, the seizure period is 60 days. Only individuals who are in possession of a full, non-GDL drivers licence can apply for a restricted drivers licence due to a demerit suspension.

For further details, call the Driver Fitness and Monitoring Branch, toll-free from anywhere in the province, at 310-0000 followed by 780-427-8230 (Edmonton)

back to top ^

Out of Province Drivers License Exchange

All driver’s license exchanges must be done in person.

Canadian Province or Territory
We will require your current driver’s license and proof of your Alberta residence.

Proof Of Residence Documents (at least one of these will be required)
- any document mailed to you at your Alberta address from the Federal, Provincial, or Municipal government.
- any recent major credit card or bank account statement with your name and Alberta address.
- any recent utility bill addressed to you at your Alberta address.

Five Year Term – Fee = $84.45 (incl gst)

NOTE – For license classes 1,2, and 4 an Alberta medical is required. All doctors have the required forms or you can download the form.

Foreign Territories With Reciprocal Agreements
Alberta has Reciprocal Licensing Agreements with the following countries in addition to all Canadian jurisdictions and territories. The agreements apply to class 5 licenses only (and class 6 in some cases). For all other classes you must pass the appropriate tests. Refer to the Government of Alberta License Exchange for details.

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Scotland
  • Switzerland
  • United States
  • Wales

We will require your current driver’s license and proof of your Alberta residence.

Proof Of Residence Documents (at least one of these will be required)
- work visa, student visa, or permanent resident card.
- any document mailed to you at your Alberta address from the Federal, Provincial, or Municipal government.
- any recent major credit card or bank account statement with your name and Alberta address.
- any recent utility bill addressed to you at your Alberta address.

Five Year Term – Fee = $84.45 (incl gst)

Other Foreign Territories

NOTE: If you are new to Alberta and have come from any country not listed you will be required to start as a NEW Driver in Alberta.
Please refer to the Government of Alberta New Operators for details.

back to top ^

 


Corporate Services

  • Annual Return
  • Certificate of Status - Corporation
  • Corporate Searches
  • Dissolve a Corporation
  • Historical Searches
  • Incorporating an Alberta Company
  • Name Change of a Corporation
  • Notice of Address Change - Corporation
  • Notice of Change of Directors - Corporation
  • NUANS Reports
  • Ordering Bylaws
  • Partnership Searches
  • Partnership Registration
  • Revivals
  • Trade Name Searches
  • Trade Name Registration

Vital Statistics Services

  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Genealogical Searches
  • Legal Name Changes
  • Search Letters

Drivers License Services

  • Application For a Hearing
  • Change of Address
  • Disabled Parking Placards
  • Drivers Abstracts
  • Drivers License Renewals
  • Drivers Test
  • Duplicate License
  • Fine Payments
  • Identification Card Information
  • Knowledge Testing / Oral & Written
  • License Class Changes
  • License Reinstatements
  • License Suspension
  • Out of Province Drivers License Exchange
  • Road Test

Personal Property Liens & Searches

  • Business Name (debtor) Searches & Lien Registrations
  • Individual Name (debtor) Searches & Lien Registrations
  • Garageman's Lien Searches & Lien Registrations
  • Vehicle Lien Searches & Lien Registrations
  • Writs / Searches & Registrations

License Plate Services

  • All License Plate Renewals
  • Antique Vehicle Registration
  • Commercial Vehicle Registration
  • Intransit Permits
  • License Plate Cancellations
  • License Plate Replacement
  • Motorcycle Registration
  • Out of Province Vehicle Inspection Requests
  • Personalized Plates
  • Pro Rate
  • Salvage Vehicle Inspection Requests
  • Searches (Vehicle Info Report)

Alberta Virtual Vault

  • Legal Documents
  • Financial Information
  • Funeral / Memorial Service
  • Health Information
  • Passwords to Secure Accounts
  • Memoirs
  • Household Papers
  • Important Contacts

Additional Services

  • Boat License / Card
  • Commissioner For Oaths
  • Raffle Licenses

Legal Ease
Do-It-Yourself Kits and Guides For Alberta Residents Only

  • Incorporating and Organizing an Alberta Corporation
  • Starting and Operating Your Business
  • Corporate Record Keeping
  • Employees and Contractors
  • Debt Collection & Suing
  • Collecting on Your Judgement
  • Limiting Your Liabilities
  • Guide To Shareholder Agreements (Includes Buy / Sell Terms)
  • Understanding and Negotiating Your Lease
  • Wills
  • Living Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Land Title Searches

  • Cancelled Title
  • Current Title
  • Document Searches
  • Historical Title
  • Surface & Mineral

Online Services

  • Online License Plate Renewals
  • Online Fine Payments