Alberta Driver's Abstract
There are 2 types of abstracts that can be requested for 3, 5 or 10 year periods:
Standard Driver Abstract
A Standard Driver Abstract provides information from an individual’s driving record, including:
Commercial Driver Abstract
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.
If you are looking for any other information that is not stated on your regular/commercial driver abstract, you can order a confirmation letter. A confirmation letter must be applied in-person or by mail. (NO Fax / email request) Please refer to this guide if you are applying from out of province. The processing time is approximately 2-3 weeks after we receive your application.
( June 2021: The processing time has been increased to 8-10 weeks due to a backlog at the government processing center)
How to order
Requesting a Copy of Your Abstract
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
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 drivers 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
Refer to this document if you can arrange to have someone that can pick up the abstract in our office.
Refer to this document for other situations.
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.