Shawnessy Registry
LEARNERS TESTING INFORMATION

No appointment is necessary to do your Class 7 test; but you do have to be 14 years old or older. If you are under 18, you must have your parent accompany you to our office. If they cannot come in with you, they can come on their own and request a parent consent form. This form allows the learner to come in and try the exam without a parent with them. You will also want to make sure that you have carefully read and understood the Operator's Basic Manual which is in PDF format above.

When the learner is ready, they can come in and do the learners exam. They must be here and through the line between 9:00am-6:30pm Monday-Friday; Saturday between 9:00am-4:30pm to do the test. We do not test after these hours. The learner will also have to bring proper identification with them. Please contact our office at (403) 254-4222 for a list of acceptable identification. The parent accompanying the learner must also have Alberta Government issued identification with them.

Once we have taken all your information, we will allow you to do the learners exam. If you happen to fail the exam, you can only take the test once a day. You can come back the next business day and try again. However, you will have to pay and provide the same Identification each time you take the exam.

After you pass the exam, we will do a vision test on you. So if you wear glasses or contacts, please have them with you. Providing the learner passes the vision exam, we will issue a Class 7 learners licence to them. We will take a photo and the learner will receive a temporary learners licence until the photo licence comes in the mail approximately 2 weeks later.

If English is not your first language, there are two options that MAY help you with your learners test. If your first language is one of the following:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Cree
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Oromo
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog (Philippines)
  • Thai
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

We can allow you to do the exam in that language. If your native language is not one of the ones listed above, you may elect to have a translator with you for the exam. To qualify, the translator must be pre-approved by Alberta Transportation, Driver Programs and Licensing Standards. The translator will have an identification number and letter if they are a qualified representative. Should you wish to do the exam with an accredited translator, you will be required to set up an appointment with us as an agent will be involved in the testing process along with your translator. To book this appointment, please call us at (403)-254-4222 and speak to an agent.

The translator must be able to prove their designation when they come into the registry.
If one of our staff happens to be proficient in your language, they may also act as a translator.
We are also authorized to conduct Oral Exams. This is where a Registry Agent sits with the learner and reads the questions and answers to the learner. This type of exam must also be booked in advance and meet eligibility criteria. Please give us a call to discuss this option if you require it.

English audio and oral translated knowledge tests may be made available to clients who:

  1. Are unable to speak or comprehend the English language.
  2. Have poor reading skills and have difficulty understanding the written test.
  3. Have hearing loss or who are deaf.
  4. Have a medical condition such as dyslexia.

There are two types of oral translated knowledge tests:

  1. Full translation in a language other than English.
    • Only available for licence class 3, 6 or 7 knowledge tests.
  2. English assisted test.
    • Available for all licence class knowledge tests.


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