Practice for Class 7 Learner License. (GDL)

Stage 1: Learner (Class 7)

In order to qualify for your class 5-GDL licence you will have to:

  • Be 14 + years old and have the written consent of your parents if you are under 18
  • Hold a class 7 operator’s licence for a minimum of one year, or longer if for any reason you have had your driving privileges suspended at any time during this one year period.
  • Be at least 16 years or older
  • Pass a test to show that you are familiar with the rules and law of the road.
  • Take and successfully pass Alberta’s basic class 5 road test.
Restrictions on probationary driver licences:
  • You have to have a valid class 5-GDL probationary licence for at least two years before you can apply to become a fully licenced driver.
  • It is illegal to drive with more passengers than the number of seat belts in your vehicle.
  • If you collect 8+ demerit points while in possession of a class 5-GDL probationary licence you will be suspended from driving.
  • There is a zero-tolerance for alcohol when driving under a class 5-GDL probationary licence.
  • With a class 5-GDL probationary licence you are not eligible to qualify for a commercial operator’s licence (classes 1, 2, 3 or 4).
  • It is illegal for you to act as an accompanying driver to anyone who is still classified as a Class 7 or Class 5 learner.
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