Your driving record is one of the most important tools your insurance company can use when determining your insurance rates. Alberta drivers can easily access their driving record by obtaining a driver abstract, a printed summary of a person’s driving record, including merit and demerit points, convictions and suspensions.
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.