Emergency Vehicles (Class 4A)Change
To obtain a Class 4A licence to drive an emergency vehicle, you must first hold a valid Class 5 licence and pass a knowledge test.
With this licence, you can drive an emergency vehicle, namely:
This licence also authorizes you to drive:
If you hold a Class 1, 2 or 3 driver's licence, you may also drive Class 4A vehicles.
The first step in obtaining a Class 4A driver's licence is to go to one of our service centres (SAAQ offices only) to undergo a vision test.
During your visit, we will give you a Medical Examination Report (PDF, 298 KB) form to be completed by a physician, because your state of health must meet the requirements set out in the Regulation respecting the health of drivers. You must then return the form by mail or bring it to a service outlet.
Passing the knowledge test allows you to obtain a Class 4A driver's licence or probationary licence.
Please note that using a portable electronic device (phone, watch, etc.) to record images during the road test is prohibited. If you fail to respect this rule, you will immediately fail the test.
You must schedule an appointment.
On the To Reach Us page, select the option “To make, change, cancel or check an appointment for a driving test” under “Automated Telephone Services”
Step 1 – Go to the service outlet with which you scheduled your appointment for the test, and bring:
Step 2 – Pay the fees for:
At our service outlets, we accept payment:
Payment by credit card is not accepted.
You must correctly answer at least 24 of the 32 questions.
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 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 the Automobiles section.