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Are you seeking a driving license in Calgary? You will have to complete a knowledge test and a driver's license test designed explicitly for Calgary roads. Registry @ South Trail Crossing Ltd. is the company which will help you to achieve your goal.  We are certified registry agents of the Government of Alberta and we are authorized to provide our premises for these tests. This process consists of a knowledge driving test for beginners (done on computer) and a road test. We can ensure that you have timely access to tests. Our experts will be with you and will guide you at every step of the way. Irrespective of whether you need information, or something else relating to your test. You can approach our team at any time and we will do our best to help you out.


Effective January 2021, road tests will be delivered by private driver examiners through the services of Alberta registry agents like us! You now have the option to book these road test appointments through the link below. Alternatively, you can also visit our office where our team of professionals will be happy to assist you in the booking process.


In order to be eligible to take the driving test, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be at least 16 years of age / 18 for commercial licence 

  • Ensure that you complete the knowledge test before the road test - Applies to Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

  • No overdue fines

  • Fulfil all medical requirements

  • Proper documentation

  • You must have a class 7 licence for the last year - Applies to Class 5 only

  • You must be suspension free for the last year

  • All condition codes that appear on your driver’s licence must be met

  • You must hold a current, valid Alberta learner’s or driver’s licence - The only exception is for suspended Alberta drivers

Please note that even if you meet all of the aforementioned criteria, your application for a license might be rejected if:

  • You have a lack of proper documentation, medical conditions, unpaid fines and maintenance enforcement issues.

  • You have an out-of-province or out-of-country learner’s or driver’s licence


Kindly note that eligibility varies with the type of vehicle you drive and the type of license you desire. The details of this are as follows:

Class 1 (2 hours) / class 1 Code R Removal (90 minutes)

  • Must hold a valid Class 5, 4, 3, or 2 driver’s licence and be 18 years of age or older

  • Must provide a valid knowledge test permit and a completed Alberta driver’s medical

  • Must provide a tractor-trailer combination with three or more axles

  • The trailer must be equipped with a pure air brake system on both tractor and trailer

  • Must show proof of air brake “Q” endorsement or a course completion certificate from an approved air brake delivery agent

  • Must have completed the Class 1 MELT (Mandatory Entry Level Training program)

Code R - Class 1 Restricted to Automatic Transmission 

  • Code R is automatic transmission only 

  • To remove this client takes test in vechicle with manual transmission 

  • Code R test client will already hold class 1 licence

Class 2 (2 Hours) 

  • Must hold a valid Class 5, 4, or 3 driver’s licence and be 18 years of age or older

  • Must provide a valid knowledge test permit and a completed Alberta driver’s medical

  • Must provide a bus with a seating capacity exceeding 24 passengers, excluding the driver

  • If the vehicle is equipped with air brakes, you must show proof of air brake endorsement “Q”

  • Must have completed the Class 2 MELT program

Class 3 (90 Minutes)

  • Must hold a valid Class 5, or 4 driver’s licence, and be 18 years of age or older

  • Must provide a valid knowledge test permit

  • Must provide a single motor vehicle that has three or more axles (three-axle recreational vehicles may not be used)

  • If the vehicle is equipped with air brakes, you must show proof of air brake endorsement “Q”

Class 4 No Road Test Required 

  • Must hold a valid Class 5 driver’s licence and be 18 years of age or older

  • Must provide a valid enhanced knowledge test and a completed Alberta driver’s medical

Class 5 Enhanced (45 Minutes)

  • Must hold a valid Class 7 driver’s licence for at least one year

  • Must provide a Class 5 private passenger vehicle (car, truck, SUV, van)

Class 6 Enhanced (60 Minutes)

  • Must hold a valid Class 7 or higher driver’s licence and be at least 16 yrs of age

  • Must provide a motorcycle that is street legal

  • Must provide a valid knowledge test petmit


Before your test begins, your driver examiner will initially create a checklist that will include your name, operator’s licence number, class of licence being tested, testing location, date of the road test, vehicle licence plate number, time test commenced, time test concluded and examiner’s name, number and signature. 


The examiner will then ask you to enter your test vehicle and assist him/her in evaluating the vehicle safety features. If your vehicle cannot pass all the listed requirements, you will not be able to take the road test in that vehicle until the deficiencies are corrected. It is important to make sure ahead of time that your vehicle is fully functional otherwise you will have to rebook a test for a later date at an additional fee.


While taking the driving test, you will be given clear, concise instructions well in advance for each manoeuvre and activity. The examiner will not try to trick you or ask you to do anything illegal. Points will be assigned for errors.  This exam will give you an amazing experience with detailed knowledge and information regarding road safety. 


The vehicle that you will be using for the test must have the following and be in acceptable working, clean condition. You must be able to provide evidence of:

  • Proof of Valid registration and insurance in the same name(if a rental vehicle is being used you must be on the rental agreement)

  • Horn

  • Unobstructed windshield/working wipers

  • Vehicle seats and seatbelts

  • Enough Fuel for the road test

  • Speedometer

  • Tires in acceptable condition

  • Exhaust system/muffler

  • Mirrors

  • No after manufacturer tint

  • All lights working

If vehicle is too dirty, examiner can deny test. 


The road test does not take much time and can be completed in 45 to 60 minutes depending on the class of lisence. There may be additional wait time even if you pass the road test because of the paperwork process. Plan your day accordingly and arrive 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled time of the exam. All information will be updated automatically in the system.


There is nothing to worry about if you don’t pass the road test, you can try it next time. You can only take one road test per day.


The knowledge test consists of 30 multiple choice questions based on safe driving practices, driving laws and road signs. It is also known as a driving written test or driving theory test. This test has to be taken by a beginner driver to demonstrate that he has sufficient knowledge of the road and traffic rules that apply to various driving situations before being issued a learner’s license to prepare for a subsequent road test.

One must have at least 25 correct answers out of the 30 to pass the test. The test is conducted at our office Mon - Fri from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. You can get PDF handbooks on:

More information and a Class 7 practice test are available at the Ministry of Transportation website.


In order to sit for a knowledge test, you must:

  • You must be 18 years old or above for class 1,2,3,4 / 16 yrs old for class 6, 14 years old for class 7

  • Provide identification proof

  • Provide proof of residency if 18 years of age or older and applying for the first time

  • When the client is less than 18 years of age, consent for a minor or proof of self-sufficiency or marriage, as is applicable, is required when being issued the licence. Consent is not required for a minor to take the test as long as they can provide

    • Valid government issued photo ID​

    • Proof of legal presence 

    • Proof of Alberta residency 

  • Meet all licence class requirements for the class of driver’s license that you are applying for


Take a look at the links below to learn more about our wide range of services. We handle many registrations for both residents and companies, including:

Visit our office or book a driving test online .We conduct road tests at our registry office.

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