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How to upgrade to Class 4


Eligibility requirements;

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age
  2. Hold a valid full Class 5 (Advance) licence
  3. Successfully complete a medical / vision examination by a doctor


Step 1. Take a knowledge test

Go to a registry agent and take a driver's knowledge test. You will need to pay around $17 fee to take the test. You can only take one attempt per day.

You will need to bring acceptable Photo ID.

To drive a vehicle with air brakes, you must pass an air brake knowledge test. For more information, check the Air Brake Program.


Step 2. Pass a vision test

A registry agent will test your vision to see if your vision is good enough to drive.

A completed Driver's Medical Report Form will be required for class 1, 2 and 4 licences.


Study Material, test will consist both Alberta Driver’s Guide & Commercial Driver’s Gude (chapter-7)


  1. (general rules and registration questions)


  1. (chapter-7 Class 4 vehicle’s specific questions)



Step 3. Pass a road test

Schedule a road test through a registry agent or online through the Alberta Road Test Scheduler.


Step 4. Purchase your licence card

If you successfully pass the knowledge test, road test and vision test, and are medically approved you will be able to upgrade to a commercial class driver’s licence.

You will be given a temporary licence that’s valid for 30 days or until your licence card comes in the mail.

Your licence card should arrive in 7 to 10 business days. If it hasn’t arrived in 21 days, call the number on the back of your temporary licence and you’ll be given instructions on what to do. Report the missing licence to a registry agent within 60 days of applying, or you may be charged for a replacement.

When you get your licence card, you’ll have to destroy the temporary licence.