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OBTAIN YOUR ALBERTA driver's abstract

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A Driver’s Abstract shows your driving history for the previous 3, 5, or 10 years. You must apply in person or provide a letter of authorization for the person who will pick it up for you.

Do you know how clean your driving record is? Find out by purchasing your driving abstract.

Do you know that your employer may ask for a current copy of your driver’s abstract from you?

An Alberta Driver’s Abstract shows the current status of your driver’s licence, and any demerit points and suspensions for the past 3, 5, or 10 years.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PURCHASE YOUR DRIVING ABSTRACT

  • Your driver’s licence
  • One additional piece of acceptable identification or support document

If you want to purchase your Alberta driving abstract, but no longer live in the province, please contact us nd we’ll walk you through the process.

UNABLE TO PURCHASE YOUR ABSTRACT IN-PERSON?

You can send someone you know personally along with a completed Driver abstract consent form to pick it up on your behalf.

DRIVERS ABSTRACT (SDA)

The Driver Abstract (often referred as Standard Driver Abstract (SDA)) may be released to the driver or to a party having a valid purpose in legislation. A Driver Abstract provides the current status of an operator’s licence and lists conviction information, any applicable demerit points, and suspensions. However, the Driver Abstract is neither the confirmation of the individual’s driving experience nor the confirmation of the date first licensed.

The Driver Abstract confirms information from an individual’s driving record that includes: name, address, date of birth, height, weight, sex, MVID number, operator license number and issue date, expiration date, class, current demerit points, suspended status, reinstatement conditions (if any) and the list of violations (descriptions, demerit/merit points, and suspension term).

The Driver Abstract is released through Alberta registry agents as 3-, 5- or 10-year printed reports.

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Alberta Driver's Abstract / Confirmation Letters

A driver abstract is a history of your personal driving record which is maintained by Alberta Registries, and is available for a 3, 5, or 10 year period. It provides the current status of an operator's licence and lists conviction information, any applicable demerit points, and suspensions.  The Driver Abstract confirms information from an individual’s driving record that includes: name, address, date of birth, height, weight, sex, Motor Vehicle Identification (MVID) number, operator licence number and issue date, expiration date, class, current demerit points, suspended status, reinstatement conditions (if any) and the list of violations (descriptions, demerit/merit points, and suspension term). Driver's licence details will not be displayed if the last issued card was an ID card or if it has expired. Driver's abstracts do not display your date first licensed.

A standard confirmation letter is a signed document that will confirm the issue date of your last card, what class of vehicle can be driven, any restrictions, and the licence expiry date. If any other information is required on your letter please contact one of our agents at:

[email protected] or 1 888 919-7623

To purchase a driver's abstract or standard confirmation letter   click here to download the form and present it in person at the registry. The abstract/ standard confirmation letter will be printed immediately while you are present.

When you are unable to be physically present in an Alberta Registry office to purchase an abstract or confirmation letter there are additional options that will allow you to acquire it. If someone other than yourself is physically present in Alberta to process the abstract go to option one. If no one can be present at an Alberta Registry office or if you would like to order a confirmation letter then proceed to option two.

OPTION 1 - DESIGNATE SOMEONE TO PICK IT UP IN PERSON - ABSTRACTS ONLY

  • You will fill out the driver’s abstract consent form designating a person known to you to act on your behalf. Then either mail, scan and email, or fax the request to any In & Out location.
  • Valid Driver’s Licence or ID Card
  • Valid Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Indian Status Card
  • National Defence Card
  • Your designated agent will pay the processing fee of $28.00 on your behalf and the abstract will be printed immediately.
  • The original abstract will be given to your designated agent and they can then forward it to you in whatever way they wish.

OPTION 2 - ONLINE ORDER - ABSTRACTS ONLY

This option is for Alberta residents with Alberta.ca accounts only. If you have a driver's licence from another jurisdiction you will not have access to this service. 

  • To order a standard driver's abstract online click here
  • To order a commercial driver's abstract online click here

OPTION 3 - MAIL IN A NOTARIZED REQUEST - ABSTRACTS & STANDARD CONFIRMATION LETTERS

  • You must fill out the Notarized Request for Driving and Motor Vehicle Information form.
  • This form must be taken to a Notary Public, where they will place their seal on both the form and on a photocopy of your ID. (A list of acceptable ID is on the Notarized form).
  • A processing fee is required. This may be paid by either a certified cheque or money order made payable to In and Out Registry.
  • All of the above must be sent to In and Out Registry at 12804 82 St Edmonton AB T5E 2T2 via traceable courier (ie Purolator, UPS, Express Post, etc). There must also be a pre-addressed, pre-paid traceable return envelope from the same courier included for us to send the abstract back to.
  • A certified agent will process the request on the same day it was received.

*Note - Notarized documents are only valid for 60 days.

Abstract Fee = $28.00 (incl GST)

Confirmation Letter Fee = $30.00 (incl GST)

Note: Senior discount can be applied to in person services only .

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  • November 3, 2023
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Alberta Driver's Abstract

Your driving record follows you wherever you go. Whether applying for a new job, buying a car , or getting car insurance, companies will want to review your driving history. In Alberta, this history is summarized in an official document called a driver abstract.

An Alberta driver abstract is a comprehensive record of your driving history. It lists any collisions, convictions, suspensions, and current demerit points on your license. Insurance providers, employers, and lenders view the abstract to assess risk factors before offering you coverage, a job, or auto financing .

With so much riding on your driving record, it’s important to understand what’s included in the abstract, how to get a copy, and how to dispute any errors. This guide will cover everything Alberta drivers need to know about obtaining, reading, and maintaining their official driver abstract.

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What is a Driver Abstract in Alberta?

A driver abstract in Alberta is an official record of an individual’s driving history. It contains information such as your name, address, date of birth, driver’s license number, class of license, any convictions, suspensions, disqualifications, and demerit points.

Driver abstracts in Alberta can be obtained for 3 different time periods – 3 years, 5 years, or 10 years. The 3 year abstract contains only convictions, suspensions, disqualifications and associated demerits incurred in the most recent 3 years. The 5 year abstract contains records for the most recent 5 year period, and the 10 year abstract contains the full 10 year driving history.

The abstract is a summary of key information rather than a complete detailed record. It does not contain all information about any tickets, collisions or other incidents. But it provides an overview of any serious incidents that impact your license status and driving privileges.

Overall, the driver abstract allows you, employers, and insurance providers to review your general driving record to identify any high-risk driving behaviours.

Why Get a Copy of Your Alberta Driver Abstract?

There are several important reasons you may need to obtain a copy of your Alberta driver abstract:

Insurance Purposes

When applying for new auto insurance or renewing a policy, most providers will ask for a current copy of your abstract. This allows them to review your driving history and determine your rates and eligibility. Having accidents, tickets, or other violations on your abstract could result in higher premiums.

Some employers, especially those who require driving for work, will ask for an abstract as part of the hiring process. They want to confirm you have a valid license and review any infractions. Maintaining a clean abstract improves your chances for jobs requiring driving.

When renting a vehicle, particularly in foreign countries, you may need to provide an abstract to prove you have driving privileges and experience. Some jurisdictions may require this for license exchanges as well.

Peace of Mind

Reviewing your own abstract allows you to check for any errors, suspensions, or outdated information. You can correct problems proactively instead of being surprised later on. Having the most current abstract can prevent future headaches.

How to Order Your Alberta Driver Abstract

There are three main ways to obtain your official Alberta driver abstract – online, by mail, or in person. Here is an overview of each method and what you’ll need:

Ordering Online

You can request and pay for your Alberta driver abstract through the Alberta government website . To use the online service, you must have a verified Alberta government account. If you don’t have one already, be sure to get your account verified which takes about 10 business days before ordering online.

To complete the online order, have the following information ready:

  • Your Alberta Driver’s Licence Number
  • Credit card for payment
  • Valid email address for delivery of your abstract

Ordering By Mail

You can request your abstract by mailing in the completed Driver Abstract Consent Form . This form will need to be signed and notarized before mailing. Make sure to include:

  • Completed Driver Abstract Consent Form (notarized)
  • Photocopy of your ID (driver’s licence, passport, etc.)
  • $28 fee payable by cheque or money order
  • Current mailing address for delivery

Mail the full package to the address listed on the consent form.

Ordering In-Person

You can also visit any Alberta Registry Agent office to order your driver abstract in person. Bring the following when you visit:

  • Completed Driver Abstract Consent Form
  • Valid photo ID
  • $28 fee payable by cash, debit, credit card, or cheque

The registry agent will be able to process your request and provide you with a printed copy of your abstract immediately.

Ordering Your Abstract Online

Ordering your Alberta driver’s abstract online is the fastest and most convenient way to get a copy. Here are the step-by-step instructions for ordering online:

Step 1: Visit the Alberta Driver Abstracts website and click on “Order a Driver Abstract”. You’ll need to create an account if you don’t already have one.

Step 2: Log into your Alberta account. Your account must be verified before you can complete an online order. Allow 7-10 business days after signup to receive your activation code by mail.

Step 3: Select the type of abstract you need – either a 3, 5 or 10 year history. Enter your driver’s licence number and date of birth for ID verification.

Step 4: Check that the name, birthdate and driver’s licence number match your government ID. Then accept the terms and conditions.

Step 5: Pay the $28 fee by Visa, MasterCard or Interac Online. Your credit card statement will show a charge from the Government of Alberta.

Step 6: Your digital driver’s abstract will be emailed to you immediately after payment is processed. Make sure to download and print your abstract.

Tips for ordering online:

  • Have your driver’s licence number and expiry date handy before starting.
  • Use the same name that is on your driver’s licence.
  • Your account must be validated with an activation code before you can complete an order.
  • Payment by Visa, MasterCard or Interac Online is accepted.

The online option is fast, easy and secure. Just be sure to have a verified Alberta government account before ordering your driver abstract online.

Ordering Your Abstract By Mail

If you prefer not to order your Alberta driver’s abstract online or visit a registry agent office in-person, you can request it by mail. Here are the steps:

  • Download and print the Driver Abstract Consent Form (REG 3387) from the Government of Alberta website.
  • Complete the form, providing your name, driver’s license number, date of birth, and signature authorizing a 3, 5 or 10 year abstract. Make sure all information is legible.
  • Get the form notarized. Most banks and legal offices offer notary services for a small fee.
  • Make a photocopy of your government issued photo ID (driver’s license preferred).
  • Mail the original notarized consent form, photocopy of your ID, and a cheque or money order for $28 payable to “Government of Alberta” to:  Alberta Transportation Driver Programs and Licensing Main Floor, Twin Atria Building 4999 – 98 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6B 2X3
  • Your abstract will be mailed to the address listed on your driver’s license within 10 business days.

Tips for ordering your abstract by mail:

  • Make sure to fill out the consent form completely and legibly.
  • Photocopy your ID instead of mailing the original.
  • Send payment by cheque or money order, not cash.
  • Allow 2-3 weeks total for processing and delivery time.
  • Call 780-427-7013 if you have any questions on the process.

Ordering Your Abstract In-Person

Going to an Alberta registry office is the quickest way to order your abstract in-person. Most registry offices have an automated self-service abstract printer, but you can also request your abstract in-person at the counter.

To order your abstract in-person, you’ll need to go to an Alberta registry office and provide the following information and documentation:

  • Valid government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport
  • Completed Driver Abstract Consent form (REG 3387). This form is available at registry offices.
  • $28 abstract fee. Most registries accept debit, credit card, cheque or cash.

Be sure to verify registry office hours in advance and allow for extra time during peak hours. Once you provide the required information and documentation, your abstract should print within a few minutes at self-serve kiosks. Going to a registry office provides the fastest turnaround to get your abstract right away.

Some tips for ordering your abstract in-person:

  • Have your ID and payment ready to speed up the process
  • Know your driver’s license number and correct address
  • Double check the printed abstract to ensure all information is accurate before leaving
  • Request multiple copies if needed for insurance or employment purposes

Getting your abstract at a registry office lets you review it for any errors and provides an official printed copy immediately. Just be sure to set aside adequate time in case of wait times at busy registries.

Cost of an Alberta Driver Abstract

The cost for an Alberta driver abstract depends on the time period you request – 3 years, 5 years, or 10 years. Currently, the standard pricing is:

  • $23.10 for a 3 year abstract
  • $23.10 for a 5 year abstract
  • $23.10 for a 10 year abstract

So no matter which time period you choose, the base cost is the same at $23.10. This fee covers the production and handling of your abstract.

There are no extra charges or fees beyond the base $23.10 cost. The total amount you will pay is simply the $23.10 abstract fee.

It’s important to note that pricing is subject to change, so be sure to verify the current rates when ordering your Alberta driver abstract.

How Long It Takes to Receive Your Alberta Driver Abstract

The amount of time it takes to receive your Alberta driver abstract depends on how you choose to order it.

Online Orders

If you order your abstract online through the Alberta government website, expect it to take 10-15 business days to receive it. This is because online orders require your Alberta.ca account to be verified before the order can be processed. The verification code is mailed to your address, and you must enter it online before your abstract order is submitted. So factor in the time for the verification code to arrive in the mail.

Mail Orders

For mail orders, it takes approximately 3 weeks from when you mail in the request form and payment. This accounts for processing time plus mailing time. Ensure you fill out the consent form completely and have it notarized before mailing.

In-Person Orders

Ordering your driver abstract in-person at a registry agent location is the fastest option, with most being ready right away depending on the registry. Some may take up to 1 week. This is the best option if you need your abstract quickly.

In general, the more lead time you can allow, the better. Certain times of year can be busier for processing abstract requests, like ahead of insurance renewal periods. So order early if you need it by a specific date.

What If There Are Errors?

If you notice any errors in the information on your Alberta driver’s abstract, you can submit a request to have the errors corrected. Here is the process to follow:

  • Complete an Error Correction Form (REG 3125). This form is available on the Alberta government website or at any registry agent office. On the form, clearly explain what information is incorrect on your abstract.
  • Gather supporting documentation. This may include copies of court orders, receipts showing fines were paid, or any other evidence that demonstrates the error.
  • Submit the completed form along with your supporting documentation to an Alberta registry agent office. You can locate a registry agent office on the Alberta government website.
  • The registry agent will review your correction request and forward it to the Driver Fitness and Monitoring department.
  • Driver Fitness and Monitoring will investigate your correction claim and make updates if an error is confirmed. This process may take 6-8 weeks.
  • Once your correction request is processed, you can order a new driver’s abstract to verify the updates.

Having errors corrected from your driving record is important to ensure you have an accurate history. While the process does take time, it’s worthwhile to get mistakes amended on your official Alberta driver’s abstract.

Using Your Abstract for Insurance

Your Alberta driver abstract plays an important role in determining your auto insurance rates. Insurance companies will routinely request and review your abstract when providing you with a quote for car insurance.

Insurers use your abstract to assess your risk profile as a driver. The information on your abstract, such as accidents, convictions, and driving suspensions, will directly impact how much you pay for insurance. Drivers with recent tickets, at-fault collisions, and other violations generally pay much higher premiums.

On the other hand, maintaining a clean, violation-free driving record can earn you a “safe driver” discount with your insurer. Most insurance companies offer lower rates to drivers who have avoided tickets and accidents for a number of consecutive years.

For example, if you’ve been licensed for 6 years with a perfect abstract, you may qualify for your insurer’s safe driving discount. This can result in premium savings of 5-15% or more, depending on the company.

It’s a good idea to review your own abstract regularly and check it for accuracy. If there are any errors causing your record to appear worse than it is, you can request corrections by contacting a registry agent. Having correct and up-to-date information on your driving history will help ensure you get the best possible insurance rates.

Using Your Abstract for Employment

Many employers, especially those with positions involving driving, will request a copy of your driver abstract as part of the hiring process. They want to protect their business, employees, customers and the public by ensuring anyone driving for work purposes has a history of safe driving.

When reviewing your abstract, employers will look for any signs you may be a risky driver based on your history. This includes looking for:

  • Number of collisions – Multiple at-fault collisions may indicate poor driving skills
  • Impaired driving convictions – Seen as high risk driving behaviour
  • Other major convictions – Excessive speeding, reckless driving etc.
  • Multiple minor convictions – Could show a pattern of poor driving habits
  • License suspensions – Especially lengthy ones call judgement into question
  • High demerit points – Over 5-6 could indicate potential suspension coming

The standards depend on the employer but in general the cleaner your abstract and the longer you’ve gone without any incidents, the better. Having a perfect 10-year abstract will satisfy most employers requirements. If your abstract does contain any concerns, being upfront about having learned from past mistakes and improved your driving can help.

It’s wise for those in occupations requiring driving to be extra diligent. Always driving the speed limit, properly maintaining vehicles, avoiding distractions and never driving impaired. Keeping your abstract clean ensures job security and shows you have responsibility behind the wheel.

Out of Province and International Abstracts

For those who need to obtain a driver’s abstract from another province or territory in Canada, or from another country outside of Canada, the process can be more complicated.

To get an abstract from another province or territory, you’ll need to contact that jurisdiction directly to find out their requirements. Each province and territory has their own process. Some may allow you to order online or by mail, while others require you to order in-person.

Make sure you have all the correct identification documents that province or territory requires, which could include a valid driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued ID. There will likely be fees required as well.

For an international driver’s abstract, you’ll need to contact the licensing authority in that country. The requirements and process varies significantly. Some countries may not even issue abstracts. You’ll need to provide documentation proving your identity and driving history in that country.

It’s recommended to work with a translation service for international abstracts to ensure you receive all the details in English. The time it takes to receive an international abstract can be several weeks in some cases.

If you need an out-of-country abstract for proof of driving history in Canada, you can contact a commercial service provider instead. They can source and translate international driving records on your behalf, which may be faster and more convenient.

With some patience and persistence, it’s possible for Canadians to obtain their driver abstracts from other provinces or foreign countries. Just be prepared for a process that involves more time and steps compared to getting your Alberta driver’s abstract.

Maintaining a Clean Driver Abstract

Having a clean driver abstract with no tickets, suspensions or other negative marks is important for keeping your insurance rates low and impressing potential employers. Here are some tips for keeping your Alberta driving record spotless:

Follow All Traffic Laws and Rules of the Road

The best way to avoid tickets and demerits is to always obey posted speed limits, traffic signs, signals, and road markings. Come to complete stops at stop signs and red lights, signal properly when turning or changing lanes, and overall just drive defensively and courteously.

Avoid Aggressive Driving

Aggressive behaviours like speeding, tailgating, unsafe lane changes, running red lights, and road rage greatly increase your chances of getting a ticket. Drive patiently and don’t take out your frustrations on other motorists.

Check Your Abstract Annually

Order and review a copy of your driver abstract every year. This allows you to catch any errors and ensure previous tickets have dropped off after 3 years. Monitoring your record regularly prevents surprises down the road.

Take Defensive Driving Courses

Taking accredited defensive driving courses can remove 3 demerit points from your license every 2 years. This allows you to offset any minor tickets received.

Fight Unfair Tickets

If you receive a ticket you believe was undeserved, consider fighting it in court, especially if it carries heavy demerits. Getting them overturned keeps points off your record.

Request a Review for Major Violations

For serious violations resulting in lengthy suspensions, you can request an administrative review. Providing documentation like letters of reference and taking remedial driving courses shows you’ve reformed, potentially shortening the suspension.

Wait Out Old Tickets

Minor tickets stay on your Alberta abstract for just 3 years. Avoid further violations and they’ll soon drop off. More serious convictions remain for longer, but will eventually disappear too if you drive carefully.

In summary, an Alberta driver’s abstract is an important record of your driving history that provides valuable information to insurance providers, employers, and you. Maintaining a clean abstract with minimal infractions ensures you get the best rates and opportunities. There are several ways to order your abstract online, by mail or in-person. Be sure to review it carefully for any errors and have them corrected promptly. Keeping your abstract up-to-date and accurate is the best way to protect yourself on the road.

Having an abstract on hand lets you shop for the most competitive insurance rates. Check it before applying for driving positions as well. We recommend ordering a fresh copy annually to review your driving record. Following the rules of the road prevents costly tickets and demerits that tarnish your abstract. Drive safely and responsibly to keep your abstract clean for years to come.

In closing, your Alberta driver’s abstract provides a window into your history behind the wheel. Use it to your benefit by driving carefully, maintaining a clean record, and having the facts at your fingertips. An accurate abstract gives you confidence and control over your driving profile.

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Alberta Driver's Abstract Questions

To obtain your Alberta driver’s abstract, you need to fill out a Driver Abstract Consent form and submit it along with valid photo identification and payment to any Alberta Registry Agent location. The consent form can be found on the Alberta Transportation website or at any registry office. The fee is $28 regardless of whether you request a 3, 5 or 10 year abstract.

An Alberta driver’s abstract includes your personal information (name, address, date of birth, physical details), driver’s licence details (licence number, class, issue and expiry dates), current demerit points, any licence suspensions or cancellations, and conviction history for the period requested. It provides a summary of your driving record.

Yes, you can request your Alberta driver’s abstract online if you have a verified Alberta.ca account. Without a verified account, allow at least 10 business days after signing up before your account will be activated to complete online orders. You can also obtain your abstract by visiting any Alberta Registry Agent office in person.

An Alberta driver’s abstract costs $28, regardless of whether you request a 3, 5 or 10 year record. The fee is the same both for online requests and in-person requests.

If you request your Alberta driver’s abstract online with a verified Alberta.ca account, you will receive an electronic copy instantly. If you submit the consent form in person, the standard processing time is 1-2 weeks before the printed abstract is ready for pickup.

No, due to privacy laws you cannot access someone else’s driver’s abstract without their signed consent. The exception would be parents requesting the record of a minor, or an authorized representative of a company fleet requesting records of employees.

In Alberta, demerit points stay on your driver’s abstract for 2 years from the conviction date. If you receive 15 or more demerit points within a 2 year period, your driver’s licence can be suspended.

A driver’s licence search simply provides the current status of your licence, while a driver’s abstract gives a full history including demerits, convictions and suspensions. A search can be done for free online, while an abstract has a $28 fee and provides more details.

Most insurance companies will ask for your driver’s abstract when applying for or renewing coverage, as your driving and violation history impacts your rates. Having a clean abstract generally leads to lower auto insurance premiums.

There is no way to outright clear or delete items from your Alberta driving record. Any violations and demerit points can only be removed over time – convictions drop off your public record after 3 years, while demerit points stay on your abstract for 2 years.

Yes, Criminal Code impaired driving convictions in Alberta will remain permanently on your public driving record. These convictions cannot be removed from your driver’s abstract over time. Lesser alcohol-related suspensions may eventually drop off after 10 years.

In Alberta, demerit points stay on your driver’s abstract for 2 years from the date of conviction before dropping off your record. If you have 15 or more active demerit points within a 2 year period, your driver’s licence can be suspended.

Yes, automated enforcement tickets issued by photo radar or red light cameras in Alberta will go on your provincial driving record and add demerit points if convicted. Fines must be paid within 30 days or late payment penalties apply. Unpaid fines can lead to licence suspensions.

No, it is illegal to drive in Alberta at any time while your driver’s licence is suspended, even if it is only a 24 hour suspension. The penalties if caught driving under suspension can include vehicle impoundment, fines over $1,000, and jail time.

You can check if your Alberta driver’s licence is still suspended by requesting either a free 3-year driver’s licence search or by purchasing a 3, 5 or 10 year driver’s abstract which will contain current suspension information. Both can be obtained online or by visiting a registry agent office.

If your Alberta driver’s licence is suspended due to unpaid fines and you are caught driving, the penalties can include a 3-day vehicle seizure, fines over $1,000, and possible jail time. Any outstanding fines will still need to be paid in addition to the penalties for driving while suspended.

No, you will be unable to complete any driver’s licence renewals in Alberta until you have paid off any overdue traffic fines. Unpaid fines lead to licence suspensions and renewals cannot proceed until fines are paid and the suspension is cleared.

If you don’t know your Alberta driver’s licence number, the quickest way to find it is to request a free 3-year driver’s licence search on the provincial website or at any Alberta registry office. You can also find your driver’s licence number printed on your current paper licence card.

Visitors may drive in Alberta using a valid driver’s licence from outside Canada for up to 90 days. You must carry your current home licence to drive legally. After 90 days you must obtain an Alberta driver’s licence to continue driving. Some licences can be exchanged without testing.

In Alberta, non-commercial Class 5 driver’s licences for passenger vehicles are generally valid for 5 years at a time before requiring renewal. Seniors over 74 years old require medical reviews and therefore have shorter renewal periods. New drivers may start with only 1 or 2 year terms until their record is established.

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Drivers abstracts - overview.

There are different ways you can apply for an Alberta driver's abstract, depending on your situation.

The documents you need to provide are different depending on how you want to obtain your abstract. You may also request an abstract for a minor if you’re their legal parent or guardian.

The release of information from a driver abstract is regulated by the  Access to Motor Vehicle Information Regulation (AMVIR) .

Types of driver's abstracts

There are 2 types of abstracts that can be requested for 3, 5 or 10-year periods:

Standard Driver's Abstract

A Standard Driver's Abstract provides information from an individual’s driving record, including:

driver information (name, address, licence number and issue date, etc.)

driver’s appearance (height, weight, sex, etc.)

current status of the driver's licence

conviction information

demerit points

suspensions.

The driver's abstract doesn’t show the individual's driving experience or the date first licensed.

(The online and PDF forms are linked at the top of this page)

Commercial driver's abstract.

A Commercial Driver's Abstract allows employers to assess safety risks associated with a driver before hiring them. It provides most of the same information as the Standard Driver's Abstract, plus information about Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspections.

However, the Commercial Driver's Abstract does not include information about the driver’s appearance.

For detailed information, you can contact Red Deer Registries at 403-347-3570

(The online form is linked at the top of this page)

How to order

You can request a driver's abstract  online   or in person at Red Deer Registries.

A verified  Alberta.ca Account  is required for online orders. If you do not already have a verified Alberta.ca Account, allow 10 business days after signing up for an account to receive your activation code in the mail and finalize your verification before completing your online order.

From a registry agent

Step 1. fill out an application.

To fill in and save this form:

Click on the PDF link to save it on your computer.

Launch Adobe Reader.

Open the PDF from within Adobe Reader. You can now fill out and save your form.

Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information

Step 2. Drop off the application

Bring your application to a registry agent, along with an accepted photo ID. Sign and date the form in front of the registry agent clerk.

How to order if you are outside Alberta

You can request a driver's abstract while outside Alberta.

Notarized Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information

*Do not sign the form until you are at a Notary Public (see Step 2).

Step 2. Go to a Notary Public

A Notary Public needs to verify your identity and notarize the application form and the copy of accepted photo ID:

Alberta or Canadian Driver’s Licence

Alberta Identification Card

Citizenship Card

Immigration Card

Naturalization Card

Permanent Resident Card

You must sign the form in front of the Notary Public.

Step 3. Send the application

Send the following documents to an Alberta registry agent:

a signed and notarized application form

a notarized copy of accepted photo ID

any fees required by the registry agent

The abstract will be returned to you by registered mail or courier at the address shown in the application. Contact the registry agent for specific details.

Authorizing an individual to request your abstract on your behalf

If you can’t order online or go to a registry agent to request your abstract, you can ask someone personally known to you, whom you trust and who agrees to represent you, to request your driver's abstract.

Step 1. Fill out an application form

You need to fill out:

Driver's Abstract Consent

check box 5(1)(a)

only fill out Part 1

Your representative needs to fill out:

Driver's Abstract Statement of Intent

They will need to bring an accepted photo ID.

Step 2. Send application form

You can send the completed form directly to your representative or the registry agent.

Your representative must apply in person at Red Deer Registries and must have an acceptable photo ID. They must sign and date the Driver's Abstract Statement of Intent form before a registry agent clerk, who will also sign it as a witness.

Requesting a copy of a Minor's Abstract

A parent or legal guardian may apply for a person under 18 who is not self-supporting or married.

Check box 5(1)(b)(iv)

You will need to provide an accepted photo ID.

Step 2. Submit application form

Bring your application to a registry agent, along with an accepted form of ID. The clerk will sign and date the form in front of you, and the registry agent will also sign as a witness.

Other types of requests

Other parties may be authorized to request your driver’s abstract, such as an employer, prospective employer, or a lawyer, as long as they have your valid written consent.

For more information, see  requesting protected motor vehicle data .

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Obtaining a Driver’s Abstract

A driver’s conceptual is a background history of your driving record for as far back as 3, 5 or 10 years driving on your Alberta driver’s permit. You may be required to get a driver’s unique for your insurance agency or your manager to guarantee that you’re driving record is on favorable terms.

A driver’s abstract demonstrates all tickets (excluding parking and multi nova) and suspensions that happened on your Alberta permit only.

The negative mark directs that are connected toward a specific movement offense or suspension will be erased following 2 years of the conviction date.

Following 3 years from the conviction date, the ticket or suspension won’t show up by any stretch of the imagination.

(For 5 or 10 year abstracts, all traffic offences will appear regardless of how many years have past)

To acquire a driver’s abstract, come into the office in individual and give legitimate recognizable proof. With your data, our neighborly staff will have the capacity to help you in an opportune manner.

If you are currently NOT in the province of Alberta and wish to obtain an Alberta driver’s abstract you must:

  • Download and complete a notarized request  for personal driving and motor vehicle information form.
  • Download and complete a Driver Abstract Consent , authorizing a person to obtain your drivers abstract on your behalf.
  • Demand that the individual come into our office with these 2 forms finished and one of our quick and friendly administration operators will prepare it for you.
If no one is available to obtain your drivers abstract for you in Alberta, You can mail the completed Notarized request for personal driving and motor vehicle information form and cheque or money order payable to Gold Key Registries Ltd. Please include pre-addressed, postage-paid registered mail or courier envelope. Please ensure that your Notarized request for personal driving and motor vehicle information form is notarized before sending.

Registry @ South Trail Crossing

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday & Statutory Holidays: Closed

Registry @ South Trail Crossing 66, 4307 – 130th Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2Z 3V8

403-246-4646

Fax: 403-257-1830

[email protected]

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Alberta Driver’s Abstract Services for Calgary Motorists

If you’re applying for a job or moving to another province, you’ll likely need a driver’s abstract and an official summary of your driving record. Registry @ South Trail Crossing Ltd. provides Alberta driver’s abstract services at our Calgary office. Contact us today to get your driver’s abstract through a simple, hassle-free process.

Types of Driver’s Abstracts

A driver’s abstract includes merit and demerit points, suspensions, and convictions on your driving record. They can cover periods of 3, 5, or 10 years. An Alberta driver’s abstract comes in two forms:

A standard driver’s abstract summarizes a motorist’s driving record. In addition to the licence number and issue date, it includes the driver’s name, address, and physical characteristics (i.e., height, weight, and sex). It also states licence status and information about convictions, demerits, and suspensions. The standard abstract doesn’t show driving experience or the date the individual was first licensed.

A commercial driver’s abstract includes the details in a standard abstract, except for the driver’s physical characteristics. Additionally, it contains information about Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspections.

Abstracts contain confidential information and can be released only to a client requesting their own information.

How to Order an Alberta Driver’s Abstract

You can order an Alberta driver’s abstract online or in person at Registry @ South Trail Crossing Ltd. You’ll need to fill out and sign an Alberta driver’s abstract request form in front of one of our registry agents. You’ll also need valid photo identification.

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How to Order an Abstract If You’re Outside Alberta

If you’re not in the province and don’t have someone to apply for an abstract on your behalf, you can send us the following to our Calgary office:

A completed Notarized Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information form

A notarized photocopy of your photo ID with your legal name and date of birth

​The driver abstract fee

A return pre-addressed, registered mail or courier envelope with prepaid postage or courier fees

Ordering an Abstract on Behalf of Someone Else

You can also order an abstract for someone else by visiting our Calgary office. You’ll need a consent form filled out by the individual requesting the abstract, and you’ll have to fill out a Driver Abstract Statement of Intent form in front of one of our registry agents. You’ll also need a valid photo ID and must have an Alberta Motor Vehicle file.

Ordering an Abstract for a Minor

You can request an abstract for someone under 18 years old if you’re their legal parent or guardian. They will have to complete the Driver’s Abstract Statement of Intent Form.

Get Your Alberta Driver's Abstract in Calgary with Registry @ South Trail Crossing

Registry @ South Trail Crossing Ltd. is authorized by the Alberta government to provide driver’s abstract services for motorists in Calgary and the rest of the province. Contact us today to begin the process, and you’ll have your printed driver’s abstract in no time.

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Alberta Driver's Abstract

There are 2 types of abstracts that can be requested for 3, 5 or 10 year periods:  

Standard Driver Abstract

Commercial driver abstract.

A Standard Driver Abstract provides information from an individual’s driving record, including:  

  • driver information (name, address, licence number and issue date, etc.)
  • Class of Licence currently held, and
  • current status of the driver's licence
  • conviction information
  • demerit points
  • suspensions.

The standard driver abstract does not show the individual's driving experience or the date first licensed.  

A Commercial Driver Abstract allows for employers to assess safety risks associated with a driver prior to hiring them. It provides most of the same information as the Standard Driver Abstract plus information about Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspections.  

However, the Commercial Driver Abstract does not include information about the driver’s appearance.  

How To Order Online

Online Order - Verified My Alberta Digital ID (MADI) required

Once your purchase has been completed, you can download your Standard / Commercial Driver's Abstract from My Digital Downloads on the My Account section. No physical copy will be mailed to you.  

Attention: Initial digital download of this product/service is only available between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm. If you are processing this request outside of these hours, your initial digital download will be available tomorrow at 6:00 am.  

Requesting a Copy of Your Abstract in person  

Driver abstracts can be issued for a 3, 5 or 10 year period.  You must present acceptable identification and complete a Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information form (PDF) and specify the period you are interested in.  

Requesting a Copy of a Minor's Abstract in person  

A parent/legal guardian may apply on behalf of a minor (person under 18 years of age), who is not self-supporting or married.  The parent/guardian must supply acceptable identification, and complete a Driver Abstract Statement of Intent form (PDF).  

Requesting a Copy of Another Person's Abstract on Their Behalf  

An individual who is personally known to the driver, who has written consent may apply in person for an abstract on the driver's behalf.  The individual must present acceptable identification, complete a Driver Abstract Statement of Intent form (PDF) and a Driver Abstract Consent form (PDF) completed and signed by the driver whose information they are requesting.  The consent and statement of intent indicate that the individual is requesting it only to transfer it to the driver and will not be compensated in any manner for receiving or transferring the driver’s abstract to the driver.  

​ Applying from Out of Province/Country (Mail / Courier)  

Contact the registry for out of province applications - [email protected]

Other Types of Abstract Requests

There are other situations where your information can be released to others, such as employers and lawyers.  There are also specific procedures for requesting your information when you are outside the province.  For detailed information, please refer to Service Alberta's Website -  Access to Motor Vehicle Information .

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