Training to Class 5 Basic (GDL) and Advance

Graduated driver licensing (GDL)

All our learner drivers, regardless of their age, take part in our Graduated Driver Learning programme. After years of teaching we have learned that this is the best way to make sure that all new drivers receive the support and learn the skills necessary to become safe and accomplished drivers.

The great advantage of the GDL programme is that learner drivers get the driving experience they need in a safe, controlled practice environment. This ensures that all new drivers are both competent and confident before they take the test and go on to drive unaccompanied and in hazardous conditions.

Our GDL programme is divided into two parts:
  • Stage One: Class 7 – after which you will receive your Learner’s Operator’s Licence
  • Stage Two: Class 5 GDL – after which you will qualify for your Probationary Licence
  • There are some pre-qualifying conditions before you can enroll in either course:
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Stage 3: Full, non-GDL operator’s licence (Class 5)

In order to qualify as a fully licensed non-GDL driver you must:

  • Take and successfully pass Alberta’s advanced road test
  • Have had a valid class 5-GDL probationary licence for the last 12 consecutive months of your two years of probationary driving, without suspension.
  • You must be a probationary driver for a minimum of two years.
  • You must have no more passengers than seat belts.
  • You will be suspended if you accumulate 8 or more demerit points.
  • You must have a zero alcohol level when driving.
  • You are not able to re-class your licence to a commercial operator’s licence (classes 1, 2, 3 or 4).
  • You cannot serve as an accompanying driver to a learner.

Stage 3: Full, non-GDL operator’s licence (Class 5)

To become a fully licensed driver you must:

  • Have been suspension free for the last twelve months of the two-year probationary stage
  • Pass the advanced road test