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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:

  1. Pass the road test after you schedule a road test at one of the registry agent offices.
  2. Test and pass your vision at one of the registry agent offices to check if it is good to drive safely on the roads.
  3. Buy the class 5 (GDL) license card if you pass the vision test and road test.
  4. 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.

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