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Questions About Registering & Licensing in Alberta

At Airdrie Registry, our motto is “Get and Keep Those Wheels Turning.” Our company is all about momentum and efficiency. The process of registering your corporation in Alberta or attaining your driver’s licence shouldn’t be intimidating. Let our qualified and friendly staff handle all your concerns. Read our most frequently asked questions. If you didn’t find what you were looking for, give us a call us at the office or fill out our convenient electronic form.


What are your hours of operation?


Business hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Sunday & Statutory Holidays: Closed


Where are you located?

128 Edmonton Trail NE, Airdrie, Alberta. We are just north of the west side of McDonalds and directly east of the Airdrie water tower.

Do you have to make an appointment to do the learner’s test?


No, you have to have parental consent, a birth certificate and one other piece of government issued ID if you are under 18 years of age. Parents must accompany minors for the initial test. Come in before 4:45 pm on weekdays and 1:45 pm on Saturdays.

Do you need insurance to register or renew vehicle licenses?

Yes, we need proof of current insurance for all vehicle transactions. If registering a vehicle for the first time, you also need an original bill of sale. If the vehicle is brand new, you will need an original NVIS which is provided to you by the dealership.

Do we have a Notary Public or a Commissioner of Oath?

We do not have a Notary. We have a Commissioner of Oaths that pertains to Motor Vehicle transactions only. Please contact us to set up an appointment.

Can you book a road test over the phone?


You cannot book over the phone, you can go online to Alberta Driver Examiner or come into the office to book the road test.

What do I need to get an In Transit Permit?

We need a copy of insurance and description of the vehicle if staying in Alberta. If travelling outside Alberta, we require insurance and proof of ownership.

Can you register a boat here?

Unfortunately, we are unable to register your boat at this location.

I will be an Alberta Resident. What do I need in order to obtain an Alberta driver's license?

You must bring in:

  Your current driver's license

  Proof of legal presence (via a birth certificate, immigration documents, PR card, etc.)

   Proof that you reside in Alberta (bank statements, credit card statements and cell phone bills must be mailed to you because electronic copies of these documents cannot be accepted. Documents must be dated within 90 days with current Alberta address.)

My Bill of Sale is in my wife's name. Can I register the vehicle for her?

We require an Alberta government authorization for vehicle services form in order to process this transaction. You can obtain this document from us. You can pick it up, or we can email or fax it to you. You must have your spouse fill out the form prior to coming in to register the vehicle. The completed form must be an original or faxed/emailed directly from the party to our office.

My Bill of Sale is in 2 names. Can I register or transfer the plate without the other party with me?

No, you must obtain an Alberta government authorization for vehicle services form from the party not present in order to process this transaction. The form must be original or faxed/emailed directly from the other party to our office.

To be eligible to exit the GDL program:

Class 5 and 6 - GDL Changes Starting April 1, 2023


Drivers are no longer required to take the advanced road test to exit the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program.


All drivers who meet the following criteria are eligible to exit the GDL program:


   They must be at least 18 years of age.


   They must have completed 24 months of probationary driving. Drivers may be eligible to reduce their 24-month probationary period by up to 6 months by completing a Class 5 or Class 6 driver training program from a driver training school licensed by Transportation and Economic Corridors.


   They must be suspension and demerit-free for the last 12 months.


Starting on April 1, 2023, if you believe that you are eligible, based on the above criteria, and have an urgent need to exit the GDL program right away (e.g., need a non-GDL licence for a job), you can go to a registry agent office to confirm your eligibility. If the registry agent determines that you are eligible, they will exchange your driver's GDL licence for a non-GDL driver's licence.

Can you renew a driver’s licence or identification (ID) card online?


Yes, you can renew a driver’s licence and identification (ID) card online though your MyAlberta Digital ID. Renew your driver’s license or identification (ID) card here.



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