A Class 3 licence in Alberta is a professional operator's licence that allows you to operate certain commercial vehicles, plus any motor vehicle a Class 5 licence allows.
With a Class 3 licence in Alberta you can drive:
- any motor vehicle that the holder of a Class 5 licence may drive
- a single motor vehicle with 3 or more axles
- a motor vehicle with 3 or more axles that is towing a trailer with one or more axles (if the trailer is not equipped with airbrakes)
- a Class 2 or 4 type vehicle without passengers (bus, taxi, ambulance)
- a Class 1, 2 or 6 vehicles as a learner only
Examples of vehicles include:
- pump trucks
- dump trucks
- water trucks
- vacuum trucks
- mixer (cement) trucks
- large flatbed or tow trucks
- tandem axle straight trucks
- garbage and front-load trucks
- lugger or roll-off trucks
- larger road-rail vehicles
You cannot drive a vehicle that:
- can seat more than 15 people including the driver
- transports passengers for hire
To learn more about what a Class 3 licence is and the steps to obtain it, please visit our Professional Driver FAQ page.
There are several career opportunities for drivers with a Class 3 licence in a variety of industries, with private contractors, municipalities or government organizations.
You can also drive a small bus, taxi or ambulance with no passengers as well as a transport cab. This might be helpful if you work in a yard or mechanic’s shop and need to test drive the vehicles.
All students must possess a valid Class 5 Alberta licence with the GDL removed, Air Brakes (Q Endorsement) and applicable written test completed prior to starting in-truck training.
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