Shawnessy Registry
DRIVERS LICENCE CLASSES

Alberta Registries is no longer printing study handbooks however copies are available online. Please use the links below to view the PDF study books online.

Please Note:

When you apply for your operator's licence or identification card, we must verify your identity through a strict identity confirmation process.

Anyone under 18 years of age that is not married or self-supporting must provide consent from a parent or guardian. A parent or guardian must provide consent for a first time licence application or ID card.

Individuals who have a vision impairment or a medical condition that may adversely affect their driving ability such as Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Conditions or is on any medications; MUST inform the registry agent.


  Class 1 Alberta Driver Licence

Licence permits an operator to drive:

  • any motor vehicle, or combination of vehicles, other than a motorcycle
  • Class 6 type vehicles, for learning only
**The minimum learning or licensing age is 18
Requirements: vision screening, written and road test, and medical report



  Class 2 Alberta Driver Licence

Licence permits an operator to drive:

  • any motor vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that the holder of a Class 3, 4 and 5 operator's licence may operate
  • Any bus
  • Class 1 and 6 type vehicles, for learner only
**The minimum learning or licensing age is 18
Requirements: vision screening, written and road test, and medical report, Airbrake certificate for vehicle with airbrakes
Vehicle for road test: a bus with a seating capacity exceeding 24 including the Operator.



  Class 3 Alberta Drivers Licence

Licence permits an operator to drive:

  • any motor vehicle, or combination of vehicles that the holder of a Class 5 Operator's licence may operate
  • a single motor vehicle with three or more axles
  • a motor vehicle with three or more axles towing a trailer with one or more axles, if the trailer is not equipped with airbrakes
  • Class 2 and 4 type vehicles without passengers
  • all motor vehicles included under Class 1, 2 and 6, for learning only
No holder of a Class 3 operator's licence shall operate a motor vehicle:
  • that has a seating capacity of more than 15, while that vehicle is transporting any person in addition to the operator
  • To transport passengers for hire
**The minimum learning or licensing age is 18
Requirements: vision screening, written and road test, airbrake certificate if the vehicle is equipped with airbrakes
Vehicle for road test: Any single motor vehicle having three or more axles



  Class 4 Alberta Drivers Licence

Licence permits an operator to drive:

  • a taxi, ambulance or bus (including school or kindergarten buses) where seating capacity is not over 24, excluding the operator
  • all motor vehicles included under Class 5
  • all motor vehicles included under Class 1, 2, 3 and 6, for learning only
**The minimum learning or licensing age is 18
Requirements: vision screening, written test, medical report, road test required if operator does not hold a class 1, 2 or 3 licence
Vehicle for road test: any two axle motor vehicle, excluding a motorcycle



  Class 5 Alberta Drivers Licence

Licence permits an operator to drive:

  • a two axle single motor vehicle, excluding a motorcycle
  • a two axle motor vehicle towing a trailer with one or more axles, if the trailer is not equipped with airbrakes
  • a recreational vehicle or any combination of a recreational vehicle and a trailer, if the trailer has not more than two axles and is not equipped with airbrakes
  • a moped
  • Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 type vehicles, for learning only
No holder of a Class 5 operator's licence shall operate a motor vehicle:
  • that has a seating capacity of more than 15, while that vehicle is transporting any person in addition to the operator
  • to transport for hire
**The minimum learning age is 14
The minimum licensing age is 16
Requirements: road test
Vehicle for road test: any two axle motor vehicle excluding a motorcycle



  Class 6 Alberta Drivers Licence

Licence permits an operator to drive:

  • a motorcycle or a moped
  • all motor vehicles under Class 5, for learning only
**The minimum learning or licensing age is 16
Requirements: Written test and vision screening and a road test for applicants with a Class 7 or if no licence presented. Written test, vision screening and skill test for applicants with a Class 5 or better
Vehicle for road test: motorcycle without sidecar



  Class 7 Alberta Drivers Licence

Licence permits an operator to drive:

  • a moped
  • a motor vehicle referred to in the Class 5 category, as a learner only
  • a motorcycle, as a learner only, if the operator is at least 16 years of age
**The minimum learning or licensing age is 14
Requirements: written test and vision screening



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