The first step to being able to drive in Calgary is to pass a driving test that will enable you to get a driver’s license. But taking a driving test can be a complicated procedure that ties you up in knots. To save you all this trouble, we at Registry @ South Trail Crossing Ltd. are here to help you. We are well-versed with the new, improved and more effective road test system launched in Alberta. Thus, 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:
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:
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 (90 Minutes)
Class 2 (60 Minutes)
Class 3 (60 Minutes)
Class 4 (45 Minutes)
Class 5 Advanced (60 Minutes)
Class 5 Basic GDL (30 Minutes)
Class 6 (45 Minutes)
What Can I Expect From My Road Test?
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. This form will be used to record the results of your test and your result will be emailed.
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. When the exam is finished the examiner will review your results with you and advise what areas you were strong in and what areas need improvement. No matter, pass or fail, the examination and review process can be an excellent learning experience to make you a safer driver. This exam will give you an amazing experience with detailed knowledge and information regarding road safety at an affordable price.
The road test does not take much time and can be completed in 30 to 60 minutes. 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. This test gives you the basic knowledge about road safety, so appearing is significant. The examiner will go over the results and the checklist with you. The results will be emailed to you. You can take only one road test per day.
Registry @ South Trail Crossing Ltd. is here to help you with your preparation for your driver’s licence test. We conduct knowledge tests at our office from Monday to Friday, starting from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The tests are conducted on computers and consist of 30 multiple choice questions, where the passing mark is 25 out of 30. 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:
Meet all licence class requirements for the class of driver’s licence being applied for.
The vehicle that you will be using for the test must have the following and be in acceptable working condition. You must be able to provide evidence of: