Licensing in Alberta
In Alberta, there is a Graduated Driver Licensing Program to get a license, regardless of age. This GDL program aims at giving all drivers the skills, support, and experience they need for driving safely. It also improves road safety by creating a controlled and safe driving environment for all drivers. As a new driver in Graduated Driver Licensing, you may have either the learners Class 7 or the stage 2 class 5 probationary license.
What are License Requirements For Class 5 License in Alberta
First of all, before you get any license in Alberta, you may have to take the knowledge test for driver licensing. You may take this test at a registry agent office and the fee is $17. Out of 30 multiple choice questions, you must get at least 25 answers correct. A class 5 license lets you drive trucks, vans, or cars without supervision.
To get a GDL class 5 license, you must follow the below steps:
- Pass the road test after you schedule a road test at one of the registry agent offices.
- Test and pass your vision at one of the registry agent offices to check if it is good to drive safely on the roads.
- Buy the class 5 (GDL) license card if you pass the vision test and road test.
- How To Get Class 5 License In Alberta
In order to get a class 5 driver’s license, you must have a class 5 GDL license for a minimum of 2 years. This should be without any suspensions in the past year. To get a full class 5 license, you must be at least 16 years old. If you are less than 18 years then you must have your guardian or parent’s consent in writing. You must have had a minimum of 1-year of driving experience. You must have a permanent residence, citizenship, work visa, or approved refugee status from Canada with a valid ID. It is also necessary to have residence proof in Alberta, Canada since you are applying for a license in Alberta.
Class 5 License Cost
The cost of a class 5 license that has a validity of 1 year is $21. For 2 years, the same license will cost $37 and for 3 years, the class 5 license will cost you $53. You may pay $69 for a class 5 license with a validity of 4 years. A class 5 license with validity for 5 years may cost $84.
Class 5 License Rules And Restrictions
The probationary conditions for a Class 5 license are as follows:
- You must hold the probationary class 5 license for at least 2 years.
The number of passengers must not be more than the number of seat belts.
If you accumulate demerit points 8 or more then they may suspend your license
- At all times while driving, your blood level must have 0 zero alcohol level
You may not be able to re-class your class 5 license to commercial driver classes 1,2,3,4 etc.
- It is not allowed to accompany as a driver to another learner driver
Class 5 License Demerits
During the probationary period, they may suspend your license if you accumulate 8 or more demerit points.
What Is A Class 5 License Equivalent Ontario Class 5 License
In Ontario, the equivalent of a class 5 license is G class.