Procrastinators rejoice because as of this weekend, advanced road tests will no longer be necessary to get a full Class 5 or Class 6 driver’s licence in Alberta!

According to the province, nearly 65% of drivers in the last 5 years have not bothered getting their GDL in Alberta, most likely because their wallet would take a hit.

“Many Albertans have told us that the advanced test costs too much, is a roadblock to finding jobs and has created unnecessary red tape,” said Prasad Panda, Minister of Transportation.

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“That’s why we are eliminating the advanced road test for (Class 5) passenger vehicles and (Class 6) motorcycles as well as the additional Class 4 road test while maintaining strong safety standards for drivers.”

Now, however, they can graduate without having to pay the $154 simply by meeting the following requirements:

  • Being 18 years old
  • Having completed your 24-month probationary period
  • If you have taken a Class 5 or 6 driver training program from a driver training school licensed by Transportation and Economic Corridors, you may be eligible to reduce the 24-month probation period by up to six months
  • Having no suspensions or demerits for the last 12 months


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If, however, you’re in need of a GDL urgently in Alberta (for a job or another valid reason), drivers can also visit a registry, where they may be deemed eligible for a fast-track GDL license.

For more information, you can do so on the Government of Alberta’s website. Happy graduating, friends!

This could be huge for some people!