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

403-246-4646

 

Fax: 403-257-1830

 

admin@registrystc.com

Calgary Driving Test Information

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.

 

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Eligibility for the Test

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

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Ensure that you complete the knowledge test before the road test - Applies to Class 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

 

Class Specific Eligibility

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)

  • 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

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 the 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 the 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 the 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

 

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.

 

Plan of Action After Passing the 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. All information will be updated automatically in the system.

 

In Case You Don’t Pass the 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. 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.

 

Knowledge Test Preparation

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:

  • 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 a parent/legal guardian with them to purchase a knowledge test permit

Meet all licence class requirements for the class of driver’s licence being applied for.

 

Vehicle for the Test

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:

  • 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

Book a Road Test Online

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

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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