A Class 5 Graduated Driver’s Licence (GDL) allows you to drive most cars, trucks, and vans independently. The list of motor vehicles you’ll be able to operate also includes:
Keep in mind that there are probationary conditions for drivers with a Class 5 GDL:
Follow the steps below to ensure you can book a road test and earn your Class 5 GDL.
To get a Class 5 GDL you must:
We recommend getting at least 60 hours of practice behind the wheel.
Avoid the most common beginner mistakes and check out 3 Reasons Why Teens Fail the Class 5 Road Test.
Ensure you review and understand the road test terms and conditions—including the Vehicle Guidelines checklist to ensure that your vehicle is in proper working order—in advance of test day.
Unmet conditions may lead to cancelling the road test and forfeiting fees.
Arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled road test to pick up your prepaid test permit. You cannot begin the test without this permit.
You must provide a vehicle in proper working condition. (AMA doesn’t rent vehicles for road tests.) Ensure that you have valid insurance and registration for the vehicle and that you bring your Class 7 learner’s licence.
The cost of a Class 5 GDL road test scheduled through AMA Registries is $93.20 with tax. This breaks down as follows:
|Government of Alberta Fee (not taxable)||$5.00|
|Independent Driver Examiner Fee||$55.00|
|Third-Party Scheduling Fee*||$9.00|
|Total with Tax||$93.20|
The Class 5 GDL road test takes approximately 30 minutes. Good luck!
*Note: This fee goes directly to an independent third party. AMA does not retain any portion of this fee.
If you pass your road test, you can reclassify your existing Class 7 learner’s licence to a Class 5 probationary licence.
Effective October 1, 2014, minors less than 18 years of age who are not married or self-sufficient, must have their parent/guardian consent for first applications and for all operator reclassifications.
AMA is here to help you every step of the way in your driving journey. Book a Road Test
Questions? Call 1-866-989-6370 or visit your local AMA centre.