Shawnessy Registry
ROAD TESTING

All of our road testing is done through Certified Driver Testing and is done on site. There are a number of different driving exams that can be done.

If you do not have a vehicle to do the road test in, we offer the use of an appropriate car or motorcycle for the exam. The cost to use one of our motor vehicles is $40.00. The cost to use one of our motorcycles is $90.000. Both are available on Saturdays and Sundays only.

We have a strict parameter of rules for attempting a road test.

  1. We ask that you are in the office at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your road test
  2. If you lose your test permit, there will be a $15.50 fee to replace it
  3. 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.
  4. If you cancel your exam more than 24 hrs in advance, you may receive a refund minus a $10 administration fee.
  5. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your test, we will not proceed with the test. You will be required to rebook at pay the full price for the exam.
  6. If your vehicle is not in proper working order, the exam will not proceed.

The fees for doing a road test, depends on the class of test you do. Click here to see the fees.

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


  Class 5 (Basic)

To be able to do the class 5 basic exam, you must meet the following conditions:

  1. You must use a vehicle that is in proper working order
  2. You must be eligible to take the exam. Common eligibility requirements are:
    • 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.

Once those conditions are met, you will be able to book the road test. The client who is doing the exam must come into the office to book the test. We will require the drivers licence of the person that is eligible to do the test. You will pay for the exam and receive a confirmation notice with all the pertinent information regarding the exam. You will be asked to sign the confirmation and initial appropriate areas on the form. Read it carefully.

Once you have completed the class 5 basic exam, you will change your class 7 learners to a class 5 GDL licence.



  Class 5 (Advanced)

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 (which can be found here **link), you may be eligible for the advanced road test. To be able to do the exam, you must meet the following conditions:

  1. You must use a vehicle that is in proper working order
  2. You must be eligible to take the exam. Common eligibility requirements are:
    • 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

Once those conditions are met, you will be able to book the road test. The client who is doing the exam must come into the office to book the test. We will require the drivers licence of the person that is eligible to do the test. You will pay for the exam and receive a confirmation notice with all the pertinent information regarding the exam. You will be asked to sign the confirmation and initial appropriate areas on the form. Read it carefully

Once you have completed your class 5, you will change your class 7 licence to a class 5 non-GDL licence.

***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 GDL Licence:

Once you have successfully completed the first stage of the class 5 GDL program, you may be eligible to do the advanced road test. To be eligible for this exam you must meet the following conditions:

  1. You must use a vehicle that is in proper working order
  2. You must be eligible for the exam. Common eligibility requirements are:
    • 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 those conditions are met, you will be able to book the road test. The client who is doing the exam must come into the office to book the test. We will require the drivers licence of the person that is eligible to do the test. You will pay for the exam and receive a confirmation notice with all the pertinent information regarding the exam. You will be asked to sign the confirmation and initial appropriate areas on the form. Read it carefully

Once you have completed your class 5 Advanced test, you will change your licence over to a class 5 non-GDL licence.



  Class 6

If you chose to obtain a motorcycle licence, you will have to not only do the class 6 theoretical test; but a road test as well. When you are ready to do the class 6 exam, you must meet the following two conditions:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Successfully passed the theoretical exam

Once you have determined that you meet this criteria, you will be able to do the class 6 exam. When you pass, you will have your licenced changed to reflect your ability to drive motorcycles.



  Class 4

If you have decided to obtain a class 4 licence, you will be required to take a road test to obtain it. You must meet the following conditions to be able to go on the exam:

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

Once those conditions are met, you will be able to book the road test. The client who is doing the exam must come into the office to book the test. We will require the drivers licence of the person that is eligible to do the test. You will pay for the exam and receive a confirmation notice with all the pertinent information regarding the exam. You will be asked to sign the confirmation and initial appropriate areas on the form. Read it carefully

Once you have completed the road test, you will change your licence over to a class 4 licence.



  Class 3

If you have determined that you want a class 3 drivers licence, you will be required to take a road test to obtain it. You must meet the following conditions to be able to go on the exam:

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

Once those conditions are met, you will be able to book the road test. The client who is doing the exam must come into the office to book the test. We will require the drivers licence of the person that is eligible to do the test. You will pay for the exam and receive a confirmation notice with all the pertinent information regarding the exam. You will be asked to sign the confirmation and initial appropriate areas on the form. Read it carefully

Once you have completed the road test, you will change your licence over to a class 3 licence.



  Class 2

If you have determined that you want a class 2 drivers licence, you will be required to take a road test to obtain it. You must meet the following conditions to be able to go on the exam:

  • 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 and submit a satisfactory medical

Once those conditions are met, you will be able to book the road test. The client who is doing the exam must come into the office to book the test. We will require the drivers licence of the person that is eligible to do the test. You will pay for the exam and receive a confirmation notice with all the pertinent information regarding the exam. You will be asked to sign the confirmation and initial appropriate areas on the form. Read it carefully

Once you have completed the road test, you will change your licence over to a class 2 licence.



  Class 1

If you have determined that you want a class 1 drivers licence, you will be required to take a road test to obtain it. You must meet the following conditions to be able to go on the exam:

  • 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 and submit a satisfactory medical
  • Provide proof of airbrake endorsement

Once those conditions are met, you will be able to book the road test. The client who is doing the exam must come into the office to book the test. We will require the drivers licence of the person that is eligible to do the test. You will pay for the exam and receive a confirmation notice with all the pertinent information regarding the exam. You will be asked to sign the confirmation and initial appropriate areas on the form. Read it carefully

Once you have completed the road test, you will change your licence over to a class 1 licence.



  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, the notice to report is they type of test you will request. You will be required to bring your drivers licence and paperwork stating that you have been requested to do the test.

The first road test is free of charge. Should you not pass the exam, you would be required to pay for the test if you attempt it again. 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 will not allow you to drive yourself home.




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