Alberta

MOTORCYCLES PASSENGER VEHICLES

Regulating agency: Alberta Transportation
Effective date of regulations enacted



AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum enrollment age: 14, with Class 7 learnerís licence
EDUCATIONAL SETTING
High schools
Home computer-based instruction
Other
Private driving schools
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Course fees subsidized for students
High school student status
Must hold a valid Learnerís permit
Other requirements
Parent⁄guardian consent
Registration⁄enrollment fee
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-CLASSROOM
Additional sessions available
Length of each session: Weekday evenings are usually 3 to 4 hours, and weekends 6 to 8 hours
Minimum total number of hours: 15 hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON RANGE-TRACK
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON ROAD
Additional lessons available
Length of each session: 2 hours is recommended, 4 hours maximum
Minimum total number of hours: 10 hours; 6 if you hold a non-GDL licence
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - DRIVING SIMULATOR
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - PARENT-GUARDIAN SESSION(S)
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
CURRICULUM CONTENT
Accelerating in a curve
Basic driving procedures and manoeuvres
Braking
Crashes and injury prevention
Collision avoidance
Defensive driving
Driver communication skills
Driver distractions
Driver fitness to drive
Driver impairments
Driver observation skills ⁄ visual tracking
Driver psychology
Driver responsibility
Emergency situations ⁄ manoeuvres
Emergency stopping
Fuel efficient driving
Graduated driver licensing system
Hazard perception and recognition
Highway driving
Insurance
Lane changes ⁄ Safe passing
Lane positions
Risk perception ⁄ management
Legal awareness
Night driving
Parking
Pre-driving checks and procedures
Push steering
Risk perception ⁄ management
Rules of the road
Sharing the road
Shifting up & down
Signs, signals, and road markings
COMPETENCY MEASURES - PRE-ASSESSMENT
In-classroom
In-vehicle
COMPETENCY MEASURES - INTERMEDIATE ASSESSMENT
In-classroom
In-vehicle
COMPETENCY MEASURES - FINAL EXAM
In-classroom: 80% or better
In-vehicle: An assessment by the instructor, rather than an exam
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-CLASS)
Age
Certifications ⁄ designations: Must successfully complete knowledge and practical tests, administered by Alberta Transportation
Driver ⁄ Criminal record check: See in-vehicle instructor regulations below
Licence held: Class 5
Minimum driving experience: 3 years
TRAINING VEHICLE
Additional vehicle requirements: Training vehicles must be inspected annually if the vehicle is not the current year
Automatic ⁄ manual transmission: Either
Dual control brakes: If vehicle is supplied by the driver training school or instructor
Passenger restrictions: Instructor may be the only passenger, however, additional passengers may include:
∑ another student;
∑ another driving instructor;
∑ a manager of the driver training school;
∑ an interpreter, if required;
∑ if the student is an inmate of a correctional institution, a correctional officer; or
∑ an employee of the Department who is reviewing
(i) the qualifications or teaching methods of driving instructors, or
(ii) the operation of a driver training school.

Required insurance: The holder of a driver training school licence must maintain the following insurance:
∑ a Driver Training School Standard Endorsement Form number 6d under the Insurance Act in respect of each motor vehicle owned by the holder that is used or intended to be used for driver training by the school;
∑ a non-owned automobile liability insurance policy in respect of each motor vehicle not owned by the holder that is used or intended to be used for driver training by the school

Vehicle class used: Class 5
Vehicle signage:  A motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle or moped, that is being used for driver training by a driver training
school must have a sign that:
(a) is securely mounted on the vehicle
(b) is not more than 100cm wide and 50cm high;
(c) includes the name of the driver training school, and
(d) has the words ďstudent driverĒ in letters at least 10cm high, with a stroke of 1.5cm, and are clearly visible at all times to other drivers in front of and behind the vehicle.

INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-VEHICLE)
Additional regulations: Instructors must maintain a minimum number of in -vehicle teaching hours over a two year period to have their instructorís licences renewed
BAC level while instructing
Certifications⁄designations: Must successfully complete knowledge and practical tests, administered by Alberta Transportation
Driver ⁄ criminal record check: 

∑ The Registrar may refuse to issue an instructorís licence to a person if during the 5 years immediately preceding the application date,
(i) the person was convicted of an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada) that is related to the functions, duties or business of a driving instructor, including, without limitation, the offences of forgery, the use of false pretences, bribery, extortion, conspiracy to defraud or theft or an offence involving moral turpitude or the unlawful operation of a vehicle, and
(ii) the conviction is final by reason of the expiry of the time for appeal without the appealís having been made or the final disposition of the appeal by the courts

∑ The Registrar must refuse to issue an instructorís licence to a person if
(a) the personís operatorís licence has been suspended or cancelled during the 2 years immediately preceding the application date, or
(b) the person has accumulated 7 or more demerit points under the Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation when the application is made

Licence held: At least Class 4
Location in vehicle while instructing
Age
Minimum driving experience: 3 years as the holder of a Class 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 operatorís licence, or an equivalent driverís licence issued by another jurisdiction
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
Successfully complete minimum in-classroom instruction hours
Successfully complete in-classroom evaluation
Successfully complete minimum in-vehicle instruction hours
Successfully complete in-vehicle evaluation
FOLLOWING PROGRAM COMPLETION
Driver Education certification issued to student
Insurance discount: Drivers already holding a Class 5 non-GDL licence must complete at least 15 hours of classroom and 6 hours of invehicle training to receive a Course Completion Certificate, used for an insurance discount.
Time-reduction in GDL program (number of months)
PRACTICE DRIVING (WITH PARENT-GUARDIAN)
Minimum practice driving hours
Maximum period to complete the practice hours
Practice hours recorded on a log sheet
SUPERVISOR (PARENT-GUARDIAN) REGULATIONS
BAC level while supervising
Driver log
Licence held: Non-GDL
Location while supervising: Front seat
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Time licensed

CONTACT INFORMATION
Alberta Transportation
Twin Atria Building
4999-98 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T6B 2X3
Phone: Outside of Alberta 17804272731 
Toll Free: In Alberta toll free 310-0000
Website:
: http://www.infratrans.gov.ab.ca/
WEBSITES
How to choose a driving school and what to expect - http:// www.infratrans.gov.ab.ca/INFTRA_Content/docType47/Production/class5roadtestchoosingschool. pd
 
(Consolidated up to 101/2006) ALBERTA REGULATION 316/2002, Traffic Safety Act, DRIVER TRAINING AND DRIVER EXAMINATION REGULATION - http://www.qp.gov.ab.ca/documents/Regs/2002_316.cfm?frm_isbn=0779741064