Alberta Defensive Driving: 3 Demerit Reduction Program

Remove three (3) demerit points from your Alberta driver's license with this online defensive driving course.

This program is approved by the Government of Alberta to reduce three (3) demerits from Alberta residents’ operator’s license (driver’s license). Alberta residents who want to ensure they remain under the demerit threshold for strict penalties may benefit from reducing the demerits on their license once every two years.

Alberta residents who pass this online defensive driving course will receive a Government Certificate in the mail 3-5 business days after successful completion of the course. This document can be taken to an Alberta registry office to receive the three (3) demerit point reduction.

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Course Description

This Alberta defensive driving course follows the trademarked SAFER System of Defensive Driving. It contains audio, video, and interactive exercises that are designed to instill safe driving habits and cover common areas where drivers make mistakes. The passing mark is 80% and learners may repeat the course twice to achieve this mark.

The successful completion of this online course will confer a Government Certificate only to Alberta residents that allows for demerit reduction.

Non-Alberta residents will instead receive a course completion certificate that does not allow for demerit point reduction.


You may purchase 1 course seat for yourself, or purchase multiple seats (discount available) to distribute to your employees.

Course Specifications

  • Language: English
  • Length: Minimum 6 Hours (Alberta Government regulated)
  • Certification: Yes (Upon Passing With 80%)
  • Devices: Desktop, Tablet, Mobile (Chrome Recommended)

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Defensive Driving course: 3 Demerit Reduction Program Online Course Topics

This online defensive driving course offers learners a comprehensive overview of safe driving techniques, common causes of collisions, and more. Topics include:

  • Driver competency model
  • SAFER System of Defensive Driving
  • Adverse conditions
  • Most common collisions
  • Other collisions
  • Drinking, driving, and drugs
  • Fatigue
  • Distraction

Purchase Your online Alberta defensive driving Course Today

3-5 business day certification. 100% online demerit points Alberta reduction course.
Downloadable certificate available.



How can I reduce my demerits in Alberta?

To reduce the number of demerits on your driving record you can participate in a Defensive Driving Course or a Professional Driver Improvement Course. To avoid a demerit driving suspension, the course must be completed prior to the conviction date of the driving offence which caused your demerit suspension.


Does a defensive driving course reduce insurance in Alberta?

You will need to speak with your insurer, but it is possible that the successful completion of a defensive driving course could cause a rate reduction if your insurer agrees.

How many demerit points are you allowed in Alberta?

If you receive a total of 15 or more demerit points within a 2-year period, your driver's licence is automatically suspended for one month.


How long do demerit points stay on your record in Alberta?

Demerit points stay on your driver's record (license) and your driver's abstract for 2 years from the date you are convicted of the offense. This means if you get a ticket in person from a law enforcement officer, and you pay the fine, those demerit points will be on your record until 2 years have passed, or you take a demerit reduction course.


Can i lose my license because of demerit points in Alberta?

There are varying levels, but yes – your license can be suspended in Alberta if you accumulate too many demerit points. Between 8-15 points, you will receive a notice in the mail about your status. Above 15 and your license will be suspended for 1 month. If it continues to happen the license suspension will be longer the 2nd and 3rd times, and you may need to conduct a formal review with the Registrar of Motor Vehicle Services in order to have it reinstated.

You are not allowed to drive while your license is suspended; quickly addressing your demerit allowance in Alberta with a defensive driving course is an excellent option to help maintain your driving privileges.


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