Understanding Your Driving Record

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A driver can request either: (a) Standard Driver Abstract, or (b) Commercial Driver Abstract.  These abstracts can cover terms of 3, 5 or 10 year periods.


A Standard Driver Abstract indicates the driver’s appearance (height, weight, sex), the current status of the driver’s license, conditions (if any), conviction information, demerit points and suspensions.  A Commercial Driver Abstract contains most of the same information as the Standard Driver Abstract (excluding the driver’s appearance) plus information about Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Inspections.


A driving abstract does not confirm the individual’s driving experience nor the date the license was first issued.  If you find a mistake on your driving record, immediately contact the Ministry of Transport.


Drivers abstracts can be obtained in person at a Service Alberta location with photo identification and a filled-out application form.  If you are out of province, you can request a driving abstract by using a notarized request form (insert link) and upon payment of the applicable costs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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