Driver Licensing Services You Need to Know About in Edmonton

Do you reside in Edmonton, Alberta? Are you thinking about renewing your driver’s license or perhaps getting a new one entirely? We here at Riverbend Registry offer the services you need to make the process of getting (or staying) on the road effortless. And we do it at both a reasonable and an affordable rate.

We’re here to meet your needs, and for this reason, we want you to be well-educated on the services we provide so that you can make the best choice for yourself going forward.

Driver Licensing Services

Knowledge Tests

Did you know that there are 7 categories of driver’s licenses in Alberta? However, the main must-have for pretty much any category of driving (with the exception of class 5) is – hands down – the knowledge test. This might seem like common sense, but some people may be genuinely curious to know what a knowledge test is?

Simply put; a knowledge test is composed of about 30 questions (multiple choice) that assess your comprehension of the traffic laws in Alberta.

Simple, right? Well, not exactly.

Because the catch is you have to pass the test not just adequately, but triumphantly. You need flying colours in order to be awarded your driver’s license. However, try not to worry too much about it because you can take the test once a year as many times as you’d like.

Additionally, there are manuals, handbooks, and practice tests available for you as resources that you can use to study.

Learner’s Permit

With a learner’s permit, you are allowed to practice your driving skills under the supervision of a licensed driver. To get your learner’s in Alberta, you have to be at least 14 years old, clear a vision and knowledge test, gain the consent of a parent(s) (if underage), and possess a valid ID.

How to Start the Process of Obtaining Your Learner’s

  • Read through the guide for driver’s handbooks and rehearse the tests prior to the  real thing.
  • Do the knowledge test. For a nominal price, you can do the knowledge test one time each day until you succeed.
  • Clear a vision test.
  • Buy your license card and obtain a short-term card that remains valid for a month until you receive your permanent license.

Road Tests

Once you’ve cleared the knowledge test, you’re finally prepared for the road. At this stage, it’s crucial that you’re patient and that you take your time. You’re not going to be very good at this when first starting out, and improvements will happen slowly.

So be sure that you’re continually learning – and guaranteed – you will feel more self-assured when it comes time to take the test.

Reclassing Your License

Depending on what you desire to drive (taxi, bus, motorcycle, ambulance, etc), you’ll have to reclass your current license, based on your existing class. For example, if you happened to graduate from GDL, then you’re eligible to reclass to classes 1, 2, 3, or even 4.

License Renewals

You’re obligated (as the driver) to visit the registry before the expiration date of your license in order to renew it. This is crucial. However, since remembering this important chore is so easy to forget, a prudent idea would be to register with My Alberta eServices.

Here you will receive renewal reminders right to your inbox, so you won’t be in a panic if you forget when it comes time to renew.

Final Thoughts

There are plenty of resources and services at your disposal to help meet your driving needs. And here at Riverbend Registry, we want to help. So if you’d like to learn more about our services, or if you just have a few questions that you’d like some answers to – contact us today. We look forward to serving you.