CLASS 5 Training and Insurance Reduction Course



Calgary Driving Instructors

Ready to hit the open road and experience the freedom of driving? And are you tired of relying on others for rides? Then it's time to get that Class 5 driver's license and take control of your life. If you're a new driver or looking to upgrade your existing license, our April Class 5 classes are perfect to start. The program at Jonas Driving School is designed to ensure that you're confident and safe behind the wheel. Our expert driving instructors at Jonas Driving School will help you qualify for the Class 5 exam and get you on the road. Enroll now to start your journey toward freedom and independence.

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  • Insurance Reduction Course: 20% to 40% discount on Insurance for new Drivers.
  • Training for Class 5.
  • Practice for Class 7 Learner License.
  • Winter Driving Course.
  • Parking Practice.
  • Brush up Courses.

This is a great course for insurance reduction. It is 10 hours of Road Training and 15 hours in the classroom.

After completing this course successful students receive a certificate from our school. All insurance companies recognize this certificate for a discount.


Starting April 1, 2023, completing the advanced road test is no longer necessary for leaving the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program. To qualify for exiting the GDL program, drivers must meet the following conditions:

  • They must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • They must have finished a 24-month probationary driving phase. This can be reduced by a maximum of 6 months if the driver has completed a Class 5 driver training course at an endorsed certified driver insurance reduction course training institution.
  • They must have maintained a record clear of suspensions and demerits over the previous 12 months.

For drivers urgently needing to leave the GDL program (for example, due to job requirements), they may consult their local registry as to their eligibility. If the registry agent verifies their eligibility, the driver's GDL license will be replaced with a non-GDL license without charge. Drivers who have not yet met the eligibility conditions will stay in the GDL program, complying with their driver's license restrictions until they satisfy the necessary criteria.

A new IT system will be introduced on June 25, 2023, designed to automatically evaluate a GDL driver's qualification for program departure. Qualified drivers will be automatically removed from the GDL program and informed of their updated non-GDL status. These drivers can expect a letter from the Government of Alberta in July 2023, verifying their program exit. Until the driver either acquires their Class 5 license from a registry agent or obtains the July 2023 letter from the Government of Alberta confirming their GDL program exit, GDL license restrictions will persist.

Class 5 road tests have been updated to include components from the advanced road test. The Class 5 road test duration has been extended from 30 minutes to 45 minutes, emphasizing a focus on safety. All other ongoing GDL program stipulations will stay in effect.

Reference: Alberta Transportation.


With a Class 7 learner's licence, you are allowed to drive a Class 5 vehicle with someone over 18 who has a Class 5 driver’s licence or higher. They must sit in the front passenger seat.

To obtain a class 7 learner's operator's license you must:

  • be 14 years of age or older.
  • pass a vision screening.
  • pass a knowledge test on the rules of the road.
  • have parental consent if you are under 18 years of age.
  • have valid identification.
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Class 7 License Restrictions:

  • You must hold a learner's operator's license (class 7) for at least one year.
  • You must be accompanied by a fully licensed driver who is 18 years of age or older and is seated next to you.
  • You are not permitted to drive from midnight to 5 a.m.
  • You are not permitted to have more passengers than seat belts.
  • You will be suspended if you accumulate eight or more demerit points.
  • You must have a zero-alcohol level when driving (or riding a motorcycle).