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Driver’s License (Class 5)

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, in our office or by calling (403) 207-5158.

The Basic Road Test is a 30 minute driving exam that will assess your ability to operate a moter vehicle safetly. 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, in our office or by phone at (403) 207-5158.

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