Registry @ South Trail Crossing
66, 4307 – 130th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 3V8

403-246-4646

 

Fax: 403-257-1830

 

admin@registrystc.com

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Driver's test information

Alberta Driver’s Test Information

Planning on taking a driving test in Calgary? In the Province of Alberta, all recipients of a valid driver’s licence must successfully complete a road test conducted by a provincially licenced driver examiner. The examiners:

  • They are provincial government employees and not employed by the registry agent.
  • They are randomly assigned by the government daily to conduct exams from a registry agent office.
  • The registry agent has no control over scheduling and assigning of examiners.
  • They are closely monitored under the government Driver Training and Driver Examination Regulations.
  • Auditing provisions are in place to ensure that they provide high quality, fair, road tests. As government employees, they are required by legislation to be courteous and unbiased at all times.

If there are any issues or concerns with a road test or an examiner please contact a Provincial Government Driver Program Administrator at Alberta Transportation. An administrator can be reached at 780-427-8230.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for a driving test in Calgary, Alberta should be followed by every citizen. The criteria requirements include:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Ensure that you complete the knowledge test before the road test
  • No pending fines
  • Fulfil all medical requirements
  • Proper documentation
  • You must have a class 7 licence for the last year
  • You must be suspension free for one year
  • and more...

 

What Can I Expect From My Road Test?

You must expect your exam to be conducted with utmost honesty, clarity and fairness. No wrong intention is acceptable during the test. A checklist of your information will be created by your driver examiner, which will include information regarding your licence number, class of licence, etc. This form will serve various purposes while issuing the final report of the test.

You need to make sure that your vehicle runs properly and meets all the requirements and you are eligible for the test. This exam will give you an amazing experience with detailed knowledge and information regarding road safety at an affordable price.

 

What Do I Do if I Pass the Road Test?

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.

 

What Do I Do if I Do Not Pass the Road Test?

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. After the results are announced, your driver examiner will give you a checklist along with a notation that you did not pass. This checklist can give you a lot of information regarding the test and your weak areas. You can take only one road test per day.

 

Knowledge Tests

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 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The tests are conducted on computers and consist of 30 multiple choice questions, where the passing mark is 25 out of 30.

 

Contact Us

Registry @ South Trail Crossing Ltd. is a registry firm providing customers with various registry services. Our services are available both online and offline. We also help with driving test services wherein we test our customers at our registry office and provide a driving licence. We do everything we can with our utmost dedication to make the experience of our customers as pleasant as possible. Contact us anytime if you want o get your driving test done. We will be happy to guide you with all the requirements and procedures necessary for carrying out the test.

Book a Road Test Online

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

Your Eligibility

To be eligible for a road test a client must

  • Be at least 16 years of age

  • Hold a current, valid Alberta learner’s or driver’s licence for at least one (1) continuous year - The only exception is for suspended Alberta drivers

  • A client cannot complete a road test using an out-of-province or out-of-country learner’s or driver’s licence

  • All condition codes that appear on your driver’s licence must be met in order to be taken out on a road test.

  • Some other factors that could affect your eligibility for a road test include lack of proper documentation, medical conditions, un-paid fines and maintenance enforcement issues.

Your Vehicle (or Call Us for Rental Vehicle Availability)

Your vehicle that you will be using for the test must have the following and be in acceptable working condition:

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

  • Horn

  • Unobstructed windshield/wipers

  • Vehicle seats and seatbelts

  • Enough Fuel for the road test

  • Speedometer

  • Tires in acceptable condition

  • Tires in acceptable condition

  • Exhaust system/muffler

  • Mirrors

What Can I Expect During My Road Test?

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 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 a copy will be available to you at the conclusion of your test. 


The examiner will then ask you to enter your test vehicle and assist him/her to evaluate the vehicle safety features listed above. 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.

What Do I Do if I Pass My Road Test?

The examiner will give you a copy of your checklist and a copy of your test permit. This documentation may then be presented to our registry office and a Class 5 Probationary Licence will be issued to you. There is a fee for the issuance of the Class 5 Licence.

What Do I Do if I Do Not Pass the Road Test?

The examiner will give you a copy of your checklist with a notation that you did not pass. The checklist is an excellent learning tool to be used to focus on areas where you may have had some difficulties. Keep the copy of your checklist and bring it with you for your next road test. You may take only one road test per day.


Below are the requirements and test duration for each licence class:

Class 1 (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
  • Trailer must be equipped with a pure air brake system to its foundation brakes
  • Must show proof of air brake “Q” endorsement or a course completions certificate from an approved air brake delivery agent


Class 2 (60 Minutes)

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


Class 3 (60 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 vehicle is equipped with air brakes, you must show proof of air brake endorsement “Q”


Class 4 (45 Minutes)

  • Must hold a valid Class 5 driver’s licence and be 18 years of age or older
  • Must provide a valid knowledge test and a completed Alberta driver’s medical
  • Must provide a Class 5 vehicle or bus with a seating capacity not exceeding 24 passengers, excluding the driver
  • If vehicle is equipped with air brakes, you must show proof of air brake endorsement “Q”


Class 5 Advanced (60 Minutes)

  • Must hold a valid Class 5 GDL driver’s licence for at least two years, and be 18 years of age or older
  • Must provide a Class 5 private passenger vehicle (car, truck, SUV, van)


Class 5 Basic GDL (30 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 (45 Minutes)

  • Must hold a valid Class 7 or higher driver’s licence
  • Must provide a motorcycle that is street legal

Knowledge Tests

Are you preparing for your driver’s licence test? Registry @ South Trail Crossing Ltd. is here to help. You can download a free copy of the driver’s licence handbooks prepared by the Alberta government through the links below. Schedule your test at our office.

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

Knowledge tests are conducted at our office Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Knowledge tests are done on computers and consist of 30 multiple choice questions with a passing mark of 25 out of 30. A client is allowed to take one knowledge test per class of licence per day.

A client must:

  • Provide acceptable identification
  • Provide proof of residency if 18 years of age or older and applying for the first time
  • Be 18 years of age or older
    — 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
    — Minor must have parent/legal guardian consent to purchase a knowledge test permit
  • Meet all licence class requirements for the class of driver’s licence being applied for.

Registry @ South Trail Crossing

66, 4307 – 130th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 3V8

Phone: 403-246-4646

Fax: 403-257-1830

Email: admin@registrystc.com

Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday & Statutory Holidays: Closed

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