Obtaining a Licence

Knowledge test

    • Costs

      • Knowledge test: $12.40
      • Adding a class to Your Licence: $17.10
    • Delivery time frame

      • Approximately 1 hour

Passing the knowledge test allows you to obtain a Class 4A driver's licence or probationary licence.

Taking the knowledge test

Please note that from now on knowledge and road test appointments are made on SAAQclic.

This means that if you wish to make, modify, cancel or check an appointment for a knowledge test, you must log in to SAAQclic. For more information about creating your Government Authentication Service account, please refer to the section on SAAQclic in our FAQ.

On the day of the test

Step 1 – Go to the service outlet where you scheduled your appointment for the test and bring:

  • your driver’s licence

Step 2 Pay the fees for:

  • the knowledge test: $12.40
  • the addition of a class to your driver’s licence: $17.10

Payment options

At our service outlets, we accept payment:

  • in cash
  • by Interac (debit card)—not available in some service outlets
  • by cheque or money order

Payment by credit card is not accepted.

Passing mark

You must correctly answer at least 22 of the 30 questions.

If you cheat on the knowledge test

The only material you are allowed to use during the test is a dictionary that does not contain any illustrations, and the material provided by the SAAQ. Any other documents and all electronic devices are prohibited during the test (“cheat sheets,” notes, cell phones, smart watches, etc.). Having any prohibited material or electronic devices with you at the test, regardless of whether or not you actually use them, or trying in any way to contact someone or obtain outside assistance, will be considered cheating. Anyone found cheating will automatically fail the test and will have to wait at least 56 days before being allowed to take the test again. If it’s not the first time that person has been caught cheating, that person will have to wait at least 90 days.

If you fail the knowledge test

You must wait at least 7 days before being allowed to take the test again. You will have to make another appointment and pay the test fees again.

Emergency vehicles and Road Safety

Emergency vehicle drivers are required to master defensive driving methods and techniques used in emergency situations, but they must also obey the Highway Safety Code. For your safety and the safety of others, read our advice in an Automobile section.

Last update: July 26, 2023