INFORMATION FOR - General Public
Alberta Driver’s License Standards

Alberta has 7 classes of driver’s licenses and each one has a slightly different minimum vision standard. The following summarizes the minimum vision requirements in each class:

Class Minimum Acuity Standard
   
1, 2, 3 and 4 (emergency) Better eye 6/9 and weaker eye 6/30
4 (taxi) and 5 (Commercial) Better eye 6/12 and weaker eye 6/60
5, 6 and 7 Better eye 6/15

Class Minimum Acuity Standard
   
1, 2, 3, 4 (emergency) and 6 150 degrees horizontal and 20 degrees vertical
4 (taxi), 5 and 7 120 degrees horizontal and 15 degrees vertical

- Classes 3, 5, 6 and 7 must have corrected diplopia.
- All classes must be able to identify traffic lights.