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Alberta Driver's License Class 5 in Calgary

class-5-licenceA Class 5 licence allow you to operate any two-axle vehicle, a moped or a recreational vehicle. You can also pull a trailer (as long as it doesn’t have air brakes).

Class 5 GDL

There are a few restrictions to the Class 5 GDL License:

  • Driver must have Zero blood alcohol level at all times while driving
  • Each passenger must have a seat belt
  • GDL drivers are not eligible to upgrade to a Class 1, 2, 3, or 4 Commercial License
  • GDL drivers are not allowed to act as supervisory drivers to Class 7 Learners
  • A Class 5 GDL driver will be suspended at 8 demerits (as opposed to 15 for a non-GDL driver)

In order to upgrade to a Class 5 GDL License from a Class 7 Learner’s License, you must take a Basic Road Test. The cost of the Road Test is $89.25 (includes permit and GST). You can book your road test online or in our office. To book in person, don’t stand in the main line. Just proceed to the Road Test priority desk.

The Basic Road Test is a 30 minute driving exam that will assess your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. You are eligible to take a Basic Road Test if:

  • you have held your Class 7 Learner’s License for at least one continuous year. If at any time during your licensing period your license is suspended, you must start your one year over again.
  • you are at least 16 years old
  • you have no maintenance enforcement restrictions
  • you have no unpaid fines
  • your licence is not suspended or restricted

Class 5 (Non-GDL)

A Class 5 (Non-GDL) driver is considered to have graduated from the GDL program and is therefore not subject to any of the above conditions or restrictions.

In order to obtain a Class 5 Non-GDL license, you will need to take a 60 minute Advanced Road Test. The cost for the test is $149.90 and can be booked online or in our office.

You are eligible to take an Advanced Road Test if:

  • you have held a Class 5 GDL License for at least two years and have not been suspended within the past 12 month period
  • you have no maintenance enforcement restrictions
  • you have no unpaid fines
  • your license is not suspended or restricted