Starting March 1st, anyone looking to book a driving test here in Alberta will only have to go to one website.
The new centralized way of booking any level of driving test has done in every other province except Alberta, who still relies on a private company to book a test, and will help standardize the booking system to help everyone, says Director of Driving Examinations standards with Alberta Transportation, Mike Sharun.
“We wanted to make sure Albertans got a system for roads tests that meet a high standard for being fair, consistent, acceptable and trustworthy, and the existing system had some issues in that regard and we’ve been vulnerable to problems including some uncapped fees, and lack of service in some of our rural locations.”
You can still book any drivers test using your traditional methods until the end of February.
Sharun says this new system will help fill any gaps in service that currently exists, as well as capping price amounts.
“In the rural markets there’s been lots of situations where somebody used to have an examiner as a private contractor working for them, and that person retired and they were unable to find an examiner. The examiners that are part of my team are going to be scheduled for a lot of those locations and we’ll make sure they’ll get out there on a regular loop. So you won’t be seeing examiner sin small rural community every day, but there will be appointments available.”
You can still book your tests at your local registry's office or other online websites until the end of February.
For more information from the government of Alberta, click here.