Licenses

On this page you will find information about the services we offer regarding driver’s licenses. Whether you are looking to book a road test, obtain a driver’s abstract or learner’s license testing you can find it here on this page.

Book a Road Test

Make sure that you select the correct registry location when you are choosing from the drop down list on the site.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A ROAD TEST

Learner’s License – Class 7

No appointment is necessary to write the Class 7 knowledge exam in order to obtain a learners licence. Tests are unavailable after 4:00 pm so that you will have adequate time to complete the test. The minimum age requirement is 14 years old.

If you are applying for your Learners and are under the age of 18, we will need to see the following documents:

  • Legal Entitlement to be in Canada (bring in 2 of the following)
  • Canadian Birth Certificate proving Legal Entitlement to be in Canada
  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Citizenship
  • Permanent Residency

And

  • Consent for a Minor form (must be signed in Registry Office)

If you are applying for you Learners and are 18 years old or older, we will need to see the following original documentation:

Legal Entitlement to be in Canada (bring in 2 of the following)

  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Citizenship
  • Canadian Permanent Residency
  • Canadian government issued Photo ID
  • Work/Study Permit

Proof of Alberta Residency (bring in one of the following original)

  • Utility bill
  • Telephone bill
  • Bank Statement (must be mailed)
  • Pay stub
  • Tax Notice of Assessment
  • Or other relevant document

Visit the Alberta Transportation website for the basic Driver handbook. http://transportation.alberta.ca/733.htm

For more information please see: https://www.alberta.ca/class-7-learners-licence.aspx

Driver’s Licenses

The minimum age requirement to obtain a driver’s licence is 16 years old.

For information on how to exchange a non-Alberta drivers licence, please see the information listed under Out of Province and Out of Country headings.

Out of Province

If you are applying for an Alberta Driver’s License and are coming in from out of the Province of Alberta, the following documentation must be presented

License from previous province or country

Legal Entitlement to be in Canada (bring in 2 of the following)

  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Passport
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship
  • Permanent Canadian Residency Card
  • Canadian Government Issued Photo ID Card
  • Work/Study Permit

Proof of Alberta Residency

  • Utility bill
  • Telephone bill
  • Bank Statement (must be mailed)
  • Pay stub/ Letter of Employment
  • Or other relevant document

Many jurisdictions have reciprocal licensing agreements with Alberta and Canada. Some do not. We will be able to advise you of any further requirements after we review your documents.

If under the age of 18, Consent for a Minor form will be required (must be signed in Registry Office)

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) has changed the way we licence new drivers in Alberta. The GDL program ensures new drivers, regardless of age, get the support, skills and experience they need to handle the complex task of driving.

Class 5 GDL requirements:

  • be 16 years of age or older
  • held a Class 7 learners licence for 1 year
  • pass the Class 5 Basic road test

Probationary conditions:

  • must spend a minimum of two (2) years in program
  • will be suspended after eight (8) demerit points rather than the 15 points for fully classed 5 drivers
  • not permitted more passengers than seat belts
  • zero alcohol tolerance
  • cannot serve as the accompanying driver to a learner
  • cannot upgrade to any professional class licence

How to exit the GDL program:

  • must be suspension-free for the last year of the two-year probationary stage
  • pass a Class 5 Advanced road test

Driver Abstracts

TYPES OF ABSTRACTS

Standard Abstract (SDA)

  • Driver information (name, address, date of birth, etc.)
  • Class of Licence
  • Tickets
  • Demerit Points
  • Suspensions

Commercial Abstract (CDA)

  • Same information as a Standard Abstract
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Inspections

CONFIRMATION LETTERS

Date First Licensed Letter

  • Driver information (name, address, date of birth, etc.)
  • Date first licensed in Alberta
  • Class of current licence
  • Expiry date of licence


Licence Info Timeline Letter

  • Mostly common for Class 1 drivers
  • Driver information (name, address, date of birth, etc.)
  • Shows timeline of operator going from Class 7 to Class 1

* A drivers abstract does NOT show an individual’s driving experience or the date first licensed.

Identification Cards

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

The minimum age to obtain an ID card is 12 years old. Applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to provide consent. The ID card is issued for a 5-year term.

ID Requirements:

Under the age of 18:

  • Parental consent: presence and ID of the mother, father or legal guardian (must see legal papers if guardian).
  • ID for the youth: passport, birth certificate or other proof of status in Canada (permanent resident card or citizenship card).

18 years of age or over:

  • Two pieces of ID: birth certificate, passport or status in Canada (citizen, permanent resident, work permit). Second piece of ID can be Alberta Health Care card.
  • Proof of Alberta address: (Bill; Bank Statement; Rental Agreement- something official with your name and address on it).

License or ID Renewals

Licence or ID renewals:

  • must be done in person
  • are only eligible to current Alberta residents
  • please bring in current licence
  • medicals are required if you hold a Class 1, 2 or 4 licence, if you are over the age of 75 or have a condition code ‘C’ which requires periodic medicals

Expired Drivers Licence or ID Cards

If your licence or ID card has been expired for more than 6 months, you are required to:

  • provide proof of Alberta address
  • provide proof of legal status in Canada
    • Canadian passport or certificate
    • permanent residency card
    • citizenship card/certificate
    • landing papers

If your licence has been expired for more than 3 years, you are subject to passing a knowledge exam and road test before reinstatement.

Fine Payments

parking ticket

Both current traffic fines and overdue fines can be paid at Taber Registry. There is a $9.00 service fee for paying a ticket at any registry.

Current Fine – you must present the original traffic ticket at the registry.

Overdue Fine – if the fine is overdue, you can pay at the registry with acceptable ID

Lost, Stolen & Changes

Change of Address

You are required by law to change the address on your licence or ID within 14 days of moving. This must be done in person at the registry.

Card Replacement

If your licence or ID has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you may apply for a new card in person. Two pieces of ID are required.

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