Medical requirements for a drivers licence

Depending on a driver’s age and class of licence, a medical examination report may be required. Failure to renew or submit a medical will result in the suspension of a driver’s licence.

When a medical examination report is required

  • Class 1, 2, 3, or 4
    • upon initial application
    • every five years until age 45
    • every three years from age 45 to 65 
    • every year after age 65
  • Class 5, 6, or 7
    • at age 75
    • at age 80
    • every two years after age 80
  • Upgrading or downgrading a licence
    • Those who are upgrading or downgrading to a lower class of licence should contact Compliance and Licensing to confirm if a medical report is required.

Get a medical examination report

  • An examination may be conducted by a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner or by a nurse registered under the NWT Nursing Profession Act.
  • Medical reports are then sent directly to the GNWT – usually within five days. All medical information is treated confidentially.

Reasons for medical-related suspensions

  • Failure to provide a medical report as required.
  • Failure to comply with follow-up requirements requested by the GNWT.