Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) has changed the way we license new drivers in Alberta. Please follow the link to learn more.
The GDL program ensures new drivers, regardless of age, get the support, skills and experience they need to handle the complex task of driving.
Click here to learn about the different classes of licences available in Alberta.
Please feel free to book your road test online.
Exchanging your Non-Alberta Operator’s Licence
Canadian Driver’s Licence: A Canadian licence from outside the province can be exchanged for the equivalent Alberta class. Alberta Law dictates that a new resident to Alberta may use their out of province licence for a maximum of 90 days before making the exchange for the Alberta licence. No testing is required but the applicant must meet these requirements:
United States Driver’s Licence: A US Class 5, 6, or 7 licence can be exchanged for an Alberta driver’s licence; all other classes of licence will require full testing at a later time. Alberta Law dictates that a new resident to Alberta may use their out of province licence for a maximum of 90 days before making the exchange for the Alberta licence. Applicants must meet the following requirements:
If the licence is from another nation other than Canada or the United States, click here to determine what process will apply. A reciprocal country’s licence will be accepted without testing but full testing will be required for those not included on the list.
A photo identification card is available to Alberta residents whom do not or cannot hold a driver’s licence. These cards do not entitle the holder to operate a motor vehicle. You may not hold a valid driver’s licence and ID card at the same time in Alberta. The applicant must meet these requirements:
PABI’s Boad Operator Card Manual