I need driver licence


Taking driving course(s)

Q: How do I get a Class 1 in Alberta?

A: To get your class 1 driver licence, you have to take the Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) program at a truck driving school. Minimum 121.5 hours of training including in-class, in-yard, and in-cab/behind the wheel must be completed before you can take the knowledge test and road test.

Q: How much does it cost to get a Class 1 in Alberta?

A: The Alberta Transportation put a limitation for the price of the MELT program, $10,000 maximum.

Q: What time is good for my child to get his/her driver licence?

A: A person must be at least 14 years old to take the knowledge test. Class 7 licence will be issued if he/she passes the knowledge test, vission screening, and has permision of parent if the person is under 18.

Once having Class 7 licence, your child is eligible to drive with supervision of a non-GDL driver, e.g. you. Teaching the teenager to drive at the very beginning is not a easy job. They are likely to encounter very dangerous situations, which parents want to avoid. The best way is to have your child take few lessons with a professional instructor first. Then you can help him/her practice driving during daily life. Your child will master certain level driving skills and has accumulated experience before  being eligible to take the road test. It will be easier for your child to pass the road test after intensive training from our driving instructor.

Q: What time is the best for me to take the in-class sessions?

A: We recommend that you take the in-class sessions before in-vehicle lessons. This way you get enough knowledge about the safe driving. And you are well prepared for your driving lessons. However, you can select to take in-vehicle lessons first then in-class. We are going to issue the insurance reduction certificate once you finish the course successfully.

Q: What will I learn from the instructor during the 10 hour training?

A: Not all students progress or learn at the same pace. Some students have received informal training before their driving lessons. While such students may be moved through the course curriculum faster, it is necessary that they receive the same basic training as a beginner. In these cases, the curriculum would continue to be followed, but less time would need to be spent on the basics. The additional time gained would then be used to provide additional training on more advanced skills.

Other students may require more time with the basic skills before moving on to a more complex skill. For safety reason, we do not advance students beyond their capabilities. Additional lessons or lesson time may be required to meet the basic objectives, and therefore the later objectives may not be achieved within the 10 hour framework. In such cases, additional training may be recommended to the student.

Taking the road test

Q: When should I book the road test?

Booking the road test takes much longer time than before. You may see the most recent available road test spots more than two months away. However, if you are lucky enough, you may be able to book a road test for the next few days. Because people may cancel the road test bookings from time to time. In these cases, the available road test spots are booked very quickly. 

You need to check the road test booking website frequently if you need the road exam sooner.

Q: Where can I take the road test?

You can take your road test at any registry office. Most of the registry offices provide road test service.