WHAT IS a driver knowledge test?
In order to receive a Learners Licence for any class, you are required to write a driver knowledge test.
How Can you do a driver knowledge test?
Testing hours (you don’t need an appointment)
You must be at least 14 years of age. Please bring one of the following pieces of identification
- Canadian passport or birth certificate
- Immigration document (work permit, record of landing, permanent resident card or Citizenship card
- If under the age of 18 you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
- If you are over the age of 18 you must bring Proof of Current Alberta residency such as: Pay-stub, utility bill, banks statement, lease agreement. Along with 2 of above mentioned identification
If English is not your first language, you can do the exam in the following languages:
- Chinese (Traditional)
- Tagalog (Philippines)
English oral translated knowledge tests may be made available to clients who:
- Are unable to speak or comprehend the English language.
- Have poor reading skills and have difficulty understanding the written test.
- Have hearing loss or who are deaf.
- Have a medical condition such as dyslexia
Who can be approved as Translators for Knowledge Tests? Translator Identification Number (TIN) is required.
- A Registry Agent employee.
- Currently Certified or Accredited Translators from:
- Alberta Court Interpreters Association
- The Alberta Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (ACRID)
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Society
- The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta www.ATIA.AB.CA
- Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC)
- The Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Southern Alberta (AVLISA)
- Centralized Interpreter Services (CIS) Edmonton area only
- International Federation of Translators
Individuals that have been granted special exemption by the Registrar of Alberta Transportation – a TIN is still required.
- Letter from the Immigration Refugee Board or from a local community representative or an employer.
- An owner or employee of a Driver Training School, a Driver Training Instructor or a Driver Examiner.
- A relative or employer of the applicant.
- Persons not otherwise accredited or certified by one of the above listed entities.
Download your drivers handbook
PDFs of the basic Alberta Drivers handbooks can be found here: