- Restricted operator's icense
- Ignition interlock program
- Class 5 Graduated Driver Licence
- Class 6 Graduated Driver Licence
- Knowledge tests
- Road tests
Driver’s Licence Services
All operator services require two pieces of acceptable identification.
For information regarding the following services go to the Service Alberta
- First Application of an Operator Licence
- Renewing an Operator Licence
- Replacing a Lost or Stolen Operator Licence
- Exchanging a non-Alberta Operator Licence
- Change of Address for an Operator Licence
Restricted Operator’s Licence Program
The Restricted Operator’s Licence Program is used by clients who need to drive for employment; health or education reasons while serving a demerit suspension.
The restricted licence is only valid for the period the client is suspended. When the client has completed their suspension period, the restricted licence must be exchanged for a non-restricted licence at a registry agent office.
Clients are eligible to participate in the Restricted Operator’s Licence Program if they meet the following criteria:
- Have a valid Alberta driver's licence at the time of receiving the notice of pending suspension.
- Their driver’s licence is not a Graduated Driver Licence (GDL) or Class 7 learner’s licence.
- The suspension was imposed because of an accumulation of demerit points.
- They have no other active or pending suspensions or any types of warrants.
- They have not served any demerit or Criminal Code suspensions within the past two years.
- All outstanding fines and non-alcohol reinstatement fees must be paid in full.
- All other reinstatement conditions must be met.
When a client is charged with a driving offence or violates the program restrictions:
- The restricted licence will be revoked immediately.
- The client will serve the remainder of their suspension term.
- The client cannot reapply during this suspension period to the Restricted Operator’s Licence Program.
- The vehicle the client was driving may be seized for 30 days.
- The client may be charged with driving while suspended. If the client is charged and convicted of driving while suspended, their licence will be suspended for at least an additional six-month period.
Ignition Interlock Program
The Ignition Interlock Program allows a client, including Graduated Driver Licence clients, who have lost their driver's licence through an alcohol related criminal driving conviction to gain conditional driving privileges.
The Ignition Interlock Program involves the installation of an ignition interlock device in a vehicle as a condition of driver licensing. This device measures the alcohol level of the driver and will lock the ignition if the reading is too high.
Depending on the circumstances, participation in the program may be mandatory or voluntary.
The Ignition Interlock Program is mandatory for all drivers who have been convicted of:
- Having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) equal or greater than 80 milligrams percent (.08 mg %) for first time offenders,
- Refusing breath/blood sample,
- BAC over .08 mg % if the client has one or more prior liquor related offences in the past 10 years.
First time offenders may apply to the Alberta Transportation Safety Board for an exemption if they can provide a Certificate of Analyses that shows an alcohol concentration of less than .16 mg %.
Clients are not eligible to participate in the Ignition Interlock Program if they were convicted of impaired driving causing injury or death under Section 255 of the Criminal Code.
To be eligible for participation in the Ignition Interlock Program, clients must:
- Have the court's authorization to participate in the program.
- Submit a copy of the Court Order of Driving Prohibition with the Ignition Interlock application to the Board.
- Have 30 days or less remaining in their minimum prohibition term indicated on the Court Order of Driving Prohibition.
- Be a resident of Alberta.
- Take the Planning Ahead Course when the client is a first time offender.
- Take the Impact Course for repeat or subsequent offenders.
- Submit a copy of the Summary Report with the Ignition Interlock application to the Board.
- Participate in the program a minimum of 6 months.
- Have no other active or pending suspensions, of any type.
- Ensure all other RC (Reinstatement Conditions) are met.
- Have a valid Alberta driver’s licence at the time of suspension.