Drivers License


Driver’s License Renewal

Renewing Your Driver’s License

Bring in your current drivers license along with a second piece of Government issued identification. If you do not have your driver’s license you will need 2 pieces of Government issued identification to provide proof of who you are.

Proof of identity can be done by providing the following;

ACCEPTABLE PROOF OF IDENTITY:

Photo Documents

Photo documents must contain your legal name and date of birth. Some examples of primary photo identification are;

  • Alberta operator’s licence or identification card
  • Photo driver’s licence (from another jurisdiction)
  • Valid Canadian Passport
  • NEXUS Card
  • Canadian Armed Forces Identification Card
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) Card (Federally issued)
  • Municipal, Provincial or Federal Police Force Identification
  • Valid foreign Passport with appropriate Immigration documents
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Métis Nations of Alberta Card

Non Photo Documents

Non photo documents must contain your legal name and date of birth. Some examples of primary non photo identification are;

  • Alberta Health Care card
  • Birth Certificate (original)
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Wildlife Identification Number (WIN) Card
  • Work Visa, Student Visa, Permanent Resident Card

*PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE FOR CONFIRMATION OF ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION WHICH IS NOT LISTED ABOVE*

You will be handing in your old license and will be provided an interim license which is valid for 30 days.  The new license will be mailed to you within 7-10 working days.  If you have not received your license after 10 business days please call the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

If you are going away or planning a holiday where you require photo identification you can renew your license early.  You can renew your license up to 6 months in advance!

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588


Out of Province License

If you are a new resident to Alberta you must obtain an Alberta driver’s license within 90 days of moving, regardless of whether you travel outside Alberta during those 90 days.

To change your license over you will be required to submit the following;

  • your out of Province/Country license
  • Acceptable identification. See link for examples.
  • Proof of Alberta residency (current bills, pay stubs, mail received)
  • Proof of Legal Entitlement or Canadian Citizenship
  • Driver’s Medical Exam if applicable

You don’t need to exchange your license if;

  • If you are visiting Alberta, you may use your valid license from your home jurisdiction as long as you have a legitimate residence there and do not have residency in Alberta.
  • If you are working in Alberta but have your residence outside the province, you may continue to use the valid license from your home jurisdiction.
  • If you are visiting Alberta from outside Canada and using an International Driving Permit (IDP), you may drive in Alberta for up to 12 months using the IDP.
  • If you are in Alberta as a full time student or working as part of a co-op program of study, you may use your valid driver’s license from your home jurisdiction/province.

You will be handing in your old license and will be provided an interim license which is valid for 30 days.  The new license will be mailed to you within 7-10 working days.  If you have not received your license after 10 business days please call the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588


Driver Abstracts

A driver’s abstract provides the current status of an operator’s license and lists moving violation information including any applicable demerit points and suspensions. A driver’s abstract is neither the confirmation of the individual’s driving experience nor the confirmation of the date first licensed.

  • You may purchase a 3, 5, and 10 year abstract from our office.
  • We can provide both Personal and Commercial Abstracts.

If you are not able to come into our office to request an abstract in person please call us so we can advise you on what is required at that time.  Requirements do change frequently and so its best to contact us on this.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588


Learners License/Graduated Drivers Licensing

The Graduated Drivers Licensing system is a three stage program that must be completed to become a fully licenced driver.

Stage 1: Learner’s License

To obtain the learners licence (class 7) you must:

  • Be 14 years of age or older
  • Pass a vision screening test in our office
  • Pass a written knowledge test on the rules of the road in our office
  • Have parent consent if you are under the age of 18
  • Conditions of the Learners Licence:
  • Must hold a Learners licence (class 7) for at least 1 year
  • Must be accompanied by a fully licenced (non-probationary) driver who is 18 years of   age or older who is seated next to the driver
  • Not permitted to drive between midnight and 5am
  • No more passengers than seatbelts
  • Will be suspended at 8 or more demerit points
  • Have a zero alcohol level at all times

Stage 2  Graduated Drivers Licence (Probationary Licence, Class 5)

To obtain a probationary licence (Class 5) you must:

  • Hold a Learner’s (Class 7) Licence
  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Pass the standard Alberta Road Test.  Road tests are taken at our office by appointment only. We do not book appointments over the phone.  You must come in and purchase the booking of your exam.

Conditions of the Probationary Driver:

  • Must spend a minimum of 2 years as a probationary driver
  • No more passengers than seatbelts
  • Will be suspended with 8 or more demerits
  • Have a zero alcohol level at all times
  • May not upgrade to a commercial licence
  • Cannot serve as an accompanying driver to a learner

Stage 3  Full Non Graduated Drivers License (Class 5)

To become a fully licenced driver you must:

  • Have been suspension free for the last year of your 2 year probationary stage
  • Pass the Alberta Advanced Road Test. This road test can be done through our office, call to set up an appointment.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588


Road Exams/Testing

We offer driver testing for all classes of licences including Air Brake Testing. All of our road testing is done through Certified Driver Testing and is done on site. We have a strict parameter of rules for attempting a road test.

Most importantly you must provide a vehicle for the road test.

  • We ask that you are in the office at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your road test
  • If you have to cancel your exam, it must be at least 24 hrs in advance. Should you cancel your exam within 24 hrs, there will be no refund of fees paid.
  • If you cancel your exam more than 24 hrs in advance, you may receive a refund.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late for your test, we will not proceed with the test. You will be required to rebook and pay the full price for another exam.
  • If your vehicle is not in proper working order, the exam will not proceed.
  • Fees for our road testing depends on the class of licence you wish to obtain. Call our office for pricing.

Below is the class of tests that are available. Please choose the appropriate class:

Class 5 – Graduated Drivers License (Probationary)

  • To be able to do the class 5 basic exam you must meet the following conditions:
  • You must have a class 7 licence for at least one year
  • You must be suspension free for one year
  • You must be at least 16 years of age or older
  • **Some exceptions may apply.

The person taking the exam must come into the office to book the test. We will require the drivers licence of the person taking the test.

Once you have completed the class 5 basic exam we will change your class 7 learners to a class 5 licence.  You will be handing in your old license and will be provided an interim license which is valid for 30 days.  The new class 5 license will be mailed to you within 7-10 working days.  If you have not received your license after 10 business days please call the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588

Class 5  – Non Graduated Drivers License

The class 5 advanced exam is offered for drivers of two different categories. Please choose the category that is appropriate for you.

New Driver to Canada:

Once you have completed the learners exam guidelines, you may be eligible for the advanced road test. To be able to do the class 5 basic exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must have at least two years driving experience in your home country
  • The government has approved your home country drivers licence
  • You must have a class 7 licence in your possession
  • **Some exceptions may apply

The person taking the exam must come into the office to book the test. We will require the drivers licence of the person taking the test.

Once you have completed the class 5 advanced exam we will change your class 7 learners to a class 5 licence.  You will be handing in your old license and will be provided an interim license which is valid for 30 days.  The new class 5 license will be mailed to you within 7-10 working days.  If you have not received your license after 10 business days please call the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588

*If you decide to do the basic exam instead of the advanced, you will be required to do the advanced as well, in order to get out of the GDL program. We do not suggest this as an option.

Current Holder of a Class 5 Graduated Drivers Licence (GDL):

Once you have completed the first stage of the Class 5 Graduated Drivers Licence you may be eligible for the advanced road test. To be able to do the class 5 Advanced exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must have held your class 5 GDL licence for at least 2 years
  • You must be suspension free for the last year of your GDL program

Once you have completed the class 5 advanced road test we will change your class 5 Graduated Drivers Licence to a Class 5.  You will be handing in your old license and will be provided an interim license which is valid for 30 days.  The new class 5 license will be mailed to you within 7-10 working days.  If you have not received your license after 10 business days please call the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588

Class 6

In order to obtain a motorcycle licence you must complete a class 6 knowledge test and a road exam. When you are ready to take the class 6 road exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Hold Class 7 licence (at minium)
  • Pass a written knowledge test on the rules of the road in our office

Note: You do not require an appointment to write the knowledge test.  You do need to set up an appointment for the road test in our office.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588

Class 4

In order to obtain a Class 4 licence you must complete a Class 4 knowledge test and road exam. When you are ready to take the Class 4 road exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Hold at minimum class 5 (non-GDL) drivers licence
  • Pass the Class 4 knowledge test
  • Pass vision screening
  • Submit a satisfactory medical exam

Once you have completed the Class 4 road test we will change your class 5 Licence to a Class 4.  You will be handing in your old license and will be provided an interim license which is valid for 30 days.  The new class 4 license will be mailed to you within 7-10 working days.  If you have not received your license after 10 business days please call the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588

Class 3

In order to obtain a Class 3 licence you must complete a Class 3 knowledge test and road exam. When you are ready to take the Class 3 road exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Hold at minimum a class 5 (non-GDL) drivers licence
  • Pass the Class 3 knowledge exam
  • Pass a vision screening

Important:  If vehicle used in testing is equipped with air brakes you must have the air brake endorsement on your license (Q).  We provide air brake testing in our office if required

Once you have completed the Class 3 road test we will change your class 5 Licence to a Class 3.  You will be handing in your old license and will be provided an interim license which is valid for 30 days.  The new Class 3 license will be mailed to you within 7-10 working days.  If you have not received your license after 10 business days please call the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588

Class 2

In order to obtain a Class 2 licence you must complete a Class 2 knowledge test and road exam. When you are ready to take the Class 2 road exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Hold at minimum a class 5 (non-GDL) drivers licence
  • Pass the class 2 knowledge exam
  • Pass a vision screening
  • Submit a satisfactory medical

Important:  If vehicle used in testing is equipped with air brakes you must have the air brake endorsement on your license (Q).  We provide air brake testing in our office if required.

Once you have completed the Class 2 road test we will change your Licence to a Class 2.  You will be handing in your old license and will be provided an interim license which is valid for 30 days.  The new Class 2 license will be mailed to you within 7-10 working days.  If you have not received your license after 10 business days please call the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588

Class 1

In order to obtain a Class 1 licence you must complete a Class 1 knowledge test and road exam. When you are ready to take the Class 1 road exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Hold at minimum a class 5 (non-GDL) drivers licence
  • Pass the Class 1 knowledge exam
  • Pass a vision screening
  • Submit a satisfactory medical
  • Provide proof of airbrake endorsement . We provide air brake testing in our office if required.

Once you have completed the Class 1 road test we will change your Licence to a Class 1.  You will be handing in your old license and will be provided an interim license which is valid for 30 days.  The new Class 1 license will be mailed to you within 7-10 working days.  If you have not received your license after 10 business days please call the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588

Notice to Report

If you have received a letter from Alberta Transportation or a notice from your doctor stating that you are required to undergo road testing contact our office.  The Notice to Report will indicate the type of testing required.

You will need your drivers licence and paperwork stating that you have been requested to do testing.

The first road test is free of charge. If you do not pass the exam you will need to purchase any future road tests. We suggest you bring another person to the registry with you for your test. If you do not pass  your licence will be down graded to a learners licence. The learners licence does not allow you to drive on your own. You must have another Class 5 licenced driver to accompany you.

Air Brake Endorsement

Our office does Air Brake Testing.  Please contact our office and one of our professional registry staff will provide further details. 403 320-5588


Government Photo Id

ID cards are clearly marked for identification purposes only and do not entitle the person to operate a motor vehicle under any circumstance. Government-issued ID cards are for Alberta residents who do not or cannot hold a valid Alberta operator’s licence. ID cards can not be issued to anyone in possession of a valid drivers licence from Alberta, another province or state, or another country.

To obtain an identification card we require 2 pieces of Government issued identification.  See examples here.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588


Fine Payment

McKillop Registry can process any type of fine through our registry office with exception of the following;

  • Current Parking Tickets. We charge $9.00 administration fee on each ticket processed.

Current Fines

If your fine is not past the court date you can pay it in our office. When paying your fine you must present one of the following:

  • Original copy of ticket
  • A current Notice of Conviction
  • An offence notice which will say “Part 3″ in the lower right hand corner

Overdue Fines

If your fine is past the court date you may pay the fine in our office with no other documents required provided the ticket is now on our system. Fines that are past the due date must be paid in full to proceed with any other vehicle or drivers licence services.

Questions on the above? Please call us and one of our professional registry staff will assist you. 403 320-5588

April 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm | by adminMcKillop