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Privatized driver test examiners complete 55,000 tests in two months

Newly re-privatized examiners conduct double the number of tests from 2020
Red Deer residents are going online day and night to try to land a scarce appointment for driver testing. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Alberta’s newly re-privatized road test examiners completed more than 55,000 tests in the first two months of the year, says the Association of Alberta Registry Agents.

The record pace is double the number of tests completed over the same period last year.

Last Fall, Alberta Transportation Minister Ric McIver announced that starting Jan. 5, local registry agents would begin to deliver passenger vehicle road tests with government oversight. The new road test model was put into place after the government delivery of road tests was unable to meet demand and backlogs in the system lead to frustration from Albertans.

“Since Minister McIver’s announcement last October, our members have worked tirelessly in a very short period of time to be ready to deliver road tests to Albertans. Thank you to our members, Alberta Transportation, Service Alberta and our technology partners for their collaboration and efforts in making the transition to the new road test model a great success,” says Craig Couillard, President of the Association of Alberta Registry Agents, in a statement. “Our industry has shown that through innovation, hard work and collaboration, public — private partnership can successfully deliver government services efficiently to Albertans.”

To book a road test please visit go to or visit your neighborhood registry.

Albertans are warned that is a fraudulent and predatory website. Do not book any road tests using this service, says the association.

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