Rules for new drivers
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) has changed the way we license 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.
Driver Handbook Guides and road test preparation materials can only be found on Alberta Transportation’s website.
To obtain a Learner’s License (Class 7) you must:
To become a Probationary Driver (Class 5-GDL) you must:
It will take a minimum of 3 years to complete all three stages of Graduated Driver Licensing and 4 years if you get your Learner’s Licence at 14 years of age.
To become a Non-Probationary Driver (Class 5) you must:
Please note: If you apply for a Motorcycle Licence (Class 6) as your next licence after holding the Learner’s Permit for one year, you are subject to the conditions of the Graduated Licensing Program.