The Graduated Drivers License Alberta Offers

Alberta graduated license

The way to get an Alberta driving license is to go through the Alberta graduated license program, which is designed to ensure that all new drivers acquire the skills and experience they need to handle the complex task of driving. The graduated driver licensing Alberta mandates is the best way to get started with driving in Alberta. (A similar Alberta graduated motorcycle license program is also in place.)

To help you go through the Alberta graduated license system as quickly as possible, our team at icandrive.ca has put together all the information you need to know. Just follow along, work hard at each Alberta graduated license stage, and get your full-privilege Alberta driving licence in just a few years. The three step graduated drivers license Alberta process begins with the Alberta learners license (Class 7), followed by the Alberta GDL driver stage and finally moves to the full Alberta Class 5 Licence stage, which completes the GDL Alberta process.

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The Alberta Graduated License Program in More Detail

The Alberta graduated license rules and how to get your Alberta driver's license

The Alberta graduated license system is structured to ensure that all Alberta drivers pass through three distinct licensing stages before becoming a fully licensed driver. These stages help new drivers learn different driving skills and how to use those skills in different driving scenarios. As you learn new skills and transition from driving with a supervising driver to driving on your own, you will become more and more confident behind the wheel, and able to handle all kinds of driving conditions.

Alberta Graduated License Program in More Detail

Get Class 7L Licence, Class 5 GDL Licence and pass the final road test to get Class 5 Licence

Alberta Graduated License Stage 1 - Your Alberta Learners License

The Alberta driver licensing journey begins with the Alberta Class 7 Learners License

To obtain an Alberta learners license, you must first pass the Alberta knowledge test, otherwise known as the Alberta learners exam. The class 7 Alberta knowledge test is an electronically administered multiple choice test that tests your knowledge of Alberta's road rules and road signs. The Alberta drivers guide is the best resource to use when studying for the knowledge test along with practicing class 7L knowledge tests. Much more information can be found on our free Alberta Class 7 practice test pages.

Alberta Class 7 Learners License Steps

Pass the Alberta car knowledge test and the vision test to get the Class 7L Licence

You can get your 7L licence on 14th birthday.

Here's how to get your 7L licence:

Bring personal identification

Bring the associated test fees

Take and pass the 7L knowledge test

Pass a vision test

Alberta Graduated License Stage 2 - The Class 5 GDL Alberta License

The Class 5 Alberta GDL licence is your opportunity to drive without supervision

Getting your Class 5 Alberta GDL means you've demonstrated good beginner driving skills and are capable of driving a car in Alberta with some basic restrictions. Make sure you're always aware of the rules for GDL drivers in Alberta, to avoid any issues like GDL demerits.

Class 5 GDL Alberta

Drive safely for 1 year with Class 7L Licence and pass the road test to get Alberta Class 5 GDL Licence

You must have your 7L for a minimum of 12 months probation free:

Here's how to get your Class 5 GDL licence:

Bring a vehicle in good working order

Bring the associated test fees

Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment

Take and pass the Alberta Class 5 road test

Alberta Graduated License Stage 3 - The Full Class 5 License Alberta Offers

The graduated driver license Alberta process ends with a Class 5 driver's license

Once you've mastered all the necessary driving skills and demonstrated strong on road driving ability, you will be awarded with the class 5 license Alberta issues to qualifying drivers. The full Class 5 licence is a restriction free licence and allows you to drive on any Alberta roadway without restriction other than following the law (which also means having the appropriate Alberta car insurance and other required documentation when driving).

Alberta process ends with a Class 5 driver's license

Drive safely for 2 years with Class 5 GDL Licence and pass the advanced road test to get Alberta Class 5 Licence

You can apply after holding a Class 5 GDL for 2 years probation free:

Here's how to get your Class 5 licence:

Bring a vehicle in good working order

Bring the associated test fees

Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment

Take and pass the Class 5 Advanced Road Test

Looking for a Different Type of Alberta Driving Licence?

Choose the type of vehicle you need to get an Alberta Driver's licence for

While most Alberta drivers want an Alberta car licence or an Alberta motorcycle license, some will need to acquire more specialized types of licenses, such as an Alberta bus license, Alberta truck license, an Alberta air brake license or an Alberta boat license. Whatever kind of Alberta drivers license you need, we work hard to help you get there.

Looking to Get Your Licence in a Different Province?

Choose the province or territory you're looking to get licensed in

Depending on where you live the process of getting your licence can differ. Choosing your province or territory allows us to direct you to the right people and resources who can provide the best possible driver licensing information.