AMA Class 5 Licence Testing

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ALBERTA PERSONAL DRIVER’S LICENSING: THE GRADUATED DRIVER’S LICENCE PROCESS

Alberta has a 3-stage Graduated Driver’s Licence (GDL) program for new drivers. New drivers progress from earning their Class 7 Learners Licence, to the GDL Class 5 (Basic) licence, to the full Class 5 (Advanced) licence.

With your Class 5 licence you can drive personal vehicles such as cars, vans, light trucks, 2-axle motorhomes or RVs. No matter what you’re driving, AMA is here to support you!

Learn more about the Alberta Personal Licensing process

CLASS 5 BASIC (GDL)

CLASS 5 BASIC (GDL) LICENCE ROAD TEST

30 minutes $89.00

The Class 5 basic GDL road test is a driven test with an examiner to check your basic driving skills. It is 30 minutes in length. Your examiner will sit in the passenger seat of the car during the driven portion. All our examiners are Government certified and independent. We only work with the best Alberta Government Certified Driver Examiners.

You will need to provide the vehicle used to do your Class 5 basic GDL road test, and it must be safe, insured, and roadworthy. See our Road Test Vehicle Requirements below.

WHAT WILL I BE TESTED ON?

During your road test, you’ll be tested on basic driving skills such as:

  • Using the controls and switches of the vehicle you will be testing in
  • Basic vehicle safety
  • Speed limits
  • Uncontrolled/controlled intersection management
  • Parking (uphill | downhill | parallel)
  • Changing lanes properly & safely
  • Right & left turns
  • School/playground zones
WHAT’S NEXT?

You need to hold your Class 5 GDL (Basic) Licence for 2 years before taking your Class 5 Advanced Road Test.

RESTRICTIONS FOR CLASS 5 (GDL) BASIC LICENCE

As you are classified as a new driver, there are some important restrictions on your driving. You must obey and comply with the following restrictions for a class 5 basic GDL licence holder:

  • Must have 0% alcohol levels when driving at all times
  • You cannot drive with more people than there are seat belts in your vehicle
  • You are allowed 8 demerit points before receiving a suspension of your licence
  • You cannot upgrade to a professional class licence: Class 1,2,3,4
CLASS 5 ADVANCED LICENCE ROAD TEST

The Class 5 Advanced road test is a driven test with an examiner. It is to check your advanced personal driving skills that you’ve developed in the 2 years you’ve held your Class 5 Basic licence. It is 60 minutes in length. Your certified independent driver examiner will sit in the passenger seat of the car during the driven portion.

You will need to provide the vehicle used to do your Class 5 Advanced road test, and it must be safe, insured, and roadworthy. See our Road Test Vehicle Requirements below.

WHAT WILL I BE TESTED ON?

The Class 5 Advanced road test is to see if you can confidently incorporate safe and responsible decisions while driving under more challenging road conditions.

Some driving manoeuvres and situations that you may face include:

  • Intersection Management – Controlled | Through | Uncontrolled
  • Pedestrian Cross Walk Management
  • Parking – Uphill | Down Hill | Parallel
  • Changing Lanes Properly & Safely
  • Right & Left Turns
  • School/Playground Zones
  • Speed Limits
  • Entering / Exiting a High-Speed Roadway
  • Managing moderated and/or congested traffic
  • Right & Left Road Curves
  • Management of Railway Crossings – Controlled | Uncontrolled
  • Management of Various Speed Zones
  • Angle Parking
  • Emergency Procedures/Preparation

CLASS 5 ADVANCED

CLASS 5 ADVANCED LICENCE ROAD TEST

60 minutes $139.00

The Class 5 Advanced road test is a driven test with an examiner. It is to check your advanced personal driving skills that you’ve developed in the 2 years you’ve held your Class 5 Basic licence. It is 60 minutes in length. Your certified independent driver examiner will sit in the passenger seat of the car during the driven portion.

You will need to provide the vehicle used to do your Class 5 Advanced road test, and it must be safe, insured, and roadworthy. See our Road Test Vehicle Requirements below.

WHAT WILL I BE TESTED ON?

The Class 5 Advanced road test is to see if you can confidently incorporate safe and responsible decisions while driving under more challenging road conditions.

Some driving manoeuvres and situations that you may face include:

  • Intersection Management – Controlled | Through | Uncontrolled
  • Pedestrian Cross Walk Management
  • Parking – Uphill | Down Hill | Parallel
  • Changing Lanes Properly & Safely
  • Right & Left Turns
  • School/Playground Zones
  • Speed Limits
  • Entering / Exiting a High-Speed Roadway
  • Managing moderated and/or congested traffic
  • Right & Left Road Curves
  • Management of Railway Crossings – Controlled | Uncontrolled
  • Management of Various Speed Zones
  • Angle Parking
  • Emergency Procedures/Preparation

PREPARING FOR YOUR CLASS 5 ROAD TESTS

Depending where you are in your driving journey, we recommend these basic steps to prepare for taking your Class 5 Road Test.

Study:

Be sure to download a copy of Alberta Basic Driver’s Handbook for you to review.

Take driver training:

At AMA we pride ourselves on offering the best Driver Training Programs. We have over 90 years experience teaching Alberta Drivers safe and proactive driving skills.

We have a lot of great options no matter your driving background or needs, and remember, driver’s who have taken our certified driver training programs can save significantly on insurance!

Here’s more tips on how to prepare for your Class 5 Advanced Road Test!

Practice:

We highly recommend at least 60 hours of driving practice before attempting either of your Class 5 Road Test. If you have taken one of our Driver Training programs, you can always book extra time for in-car practice with one of our instructors.

AT THE ROAD TEST

You may be nervous on test day, but we’re here to help!

Be early:

Arrive 30 minutes before your road test to pick up your prepaid test Licence and confirm your eligibility. You will need this to begin your test. We will then take you to your examiner.

Bring your ID:

Bring your government identification. If you have a temporary licence, you will need secondary identification (e.g. Passport or Birth Certificate)

Have your vehicle clean and ready:

You must provide a vehicle suitable for the class of test you are being tested for.

  • You must provide proof of valid insurance and valid vehicle registration (names of each must match)
  • No passengers (including pets) will be allowed during the road test
  • See Road Test Vehicle Requirements below for more info

Your Road Test Examiner:

We only work with the best Alberta Government Certified Driver Examiners. The examiner will sit in the front passenger seat during the driving portion of your exam. You may not request a particular examiner. You will have the opportunity to let us know about your experience, and we take your feedback very seriously.

Getting your licence:

Congratulations! Once you’ve passed your road test, you can come right in and get your licence! If you are under 18, a parent or guardian will need to be present to provide consent when you re-class your licence.

You may be required to pass a visual screening to be issued your licence.

ROAD TEST VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS

Make sure your vehicle is appropriate, clean and ready for your road test!

The vehicle you provide will need to be in proper working order. No refunds are available if your vehicle does not meet these standards at the time of your testing, so please be sure to check with our registry agents before you book your exam if you have any questions about your vehicle’s condition.

These are the standard requirements for road-test worthy vehicles:

General

  • Valid registration
  • Valid insurance
  • The vehicle must be clean and free of trash

Safety (properly functioning)

  • All vehicle safety features
  • Brakes
  • Driver and passenger doors
  • Seats & seatbelts
  • Exhaust system & muffler
  • No warning lights should be visible on your dash

Signalling

  • Working brake lights, signal lights, horn, and speedometer
  • Enough fuel for the road test

Glass

  • Mirrors
  • Unobstructed windshield (no chips/cracks)
  • Non-factory tinting of glass on vehicles will not be eligible for use on a road test
  • Please remove all air fresheners, parking passes etc. That may hang from the rear-view mirror
  • Working windshield wipers & enough windshield washer fluid

If you have any questions about the condition of your vehicle, give us a call at 1-866-989-6370 or contact our registry agents where you plan on taking your road test before booking online.

USING A RENTAL VEHICLE FOR ROAD TEST

Rental Vehicles may not be eligible for road testing purposes – below we outline your responsiblities.

AMA does not offer vehicles to rent for road tests. Rental vehicles may not be eligible for road testing purposes.You are responsible for reviewing the terms and conditions of any rental agreement to determine if your rental vehicle can be used for road testing purposes.

When a rental vehicle (i.e. Hertz, Avis) is being used for the road test, the name of the client taking the road test must be on the rental contract as the main driver or an additional driver.

Vehicles rented from daily rental services (i.e. Car2Go) may be ineligible for road test usage.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR CLASS 5 ROAD TEST?

Make sure you meet the Class 5 eligibility requirements.

The basics you need to make sure you meet include:

  • Age requirements
  • Proper Documentation (insurance, Registration, etc)
  • Parent/Guardian Consent if you are under 18
  • You may only take one test per day

There are no refunds on road tests if it has been determined that you are ineligible or are unable to get a test permit, so it is important to ensure you are eligible.

For Class 5 Basic: you must hold a class 7 Learners Licence for 12 months.

For Class 5 Advanced: you must hold a class 5 GDL probationary Alberta Operator’s Licence for 24 months.

  • Driver’s Suspensions: you must be suspension free for the past 12 months. This means that you are free from any suspensions for at least a 1-year period. If you have had a suspension within the 1-year period, you must start your continuous 1 year again from the date that you reinstate your suspended licence at the registry.
  • Expired Licences: If you let your class 5 basic GDL licence expire, you must restart your continuous 1 year from the date you renew your Operator’s Licence.

Other factors: these can affect your eligibility for testing.

  • Un-paid Fines
  • Medical Conditions
  • Maintenance Enforcement
  • Re-instatement Conditions
  • Proper Documentation (ID, vehicle insurance & registration, etc.)

RESCHEDULING OR CANCELING YOUR ROAD TEST

How to reschedule or cancel your road test

How to reschedule or cancel your road test:

Rescheduling:

You can reschedule your road test up to 24 hours in advance of your appointment time. There is a $15 re-booking fee. Give us a call or visit us in-centre to rebook: 1-866-989-6370

Cancelling:

If you need to cancel your road test, we need a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the appointment time to notify the examiner. There is a $25 cancellation fee. Give us a call or visit us in-centre if you need to cancel: 1-866-989-6370

If the cancellation request is approved the road test will be refunded to the original payment method if possible, or an AMA gift card will be issued to the AMA member who purchased the road test.

Cancellation within 48 hours of a road test appointment is non-refundable.

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