We know exams can be stressful, AMA’s here to support you! Whether you are a new driver, or a parent or guardian of a new driver, we offer a professional, safe, and comfortable licence testing experience – just another benefit of being an AMA Member.
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!
Depending where you are in your driving journey, we recommend these basic steps to prepare for taking your Class 5 Road Test.
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!
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.
You may be nervous on test day, but we’re here to help!
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.
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.
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:
Safety (properly functioning)
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.
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.
Make sure you meet the Class 5 eligibility requirements.
The basics you need to make sure you meet include:
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.
Other factors: these can affect your eligibility for testing.
How to reschedule or cancel your road test
How to reschedule or cancel your road test:
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
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.