Obtaining a Licence

Road tests: circle check test and road test

Step 6 Road tests: circle check test and road test

    • Costs

      • Circle Check Test: $12.40
      • Road Test: $61.75
      • Adding a Class to a Driver’s Licence: $17.10 (including photo fee)
    • Delivery time frame

      • Circle Check Test: 20 minutes
      • Road Test: Approximately 1 hour
    • Documents to provide

      • Learner's licence with photo
      • Original copy of the valid and signed registration certificate
      • Proof of liability insurance for the vehicle you will use for the tests

Once you have completed the practical learning period, you can register for the 2 road tests.

Please note that using a portable electronic device (phone, watch, etc.) to record images during the circle check test or heavy vehicle road test is prohibited. If you fail to respect this rule, you will immediately fail the test.

Circle check test

This test covers the mechanical components that all drivers must inspect when carrying out a circle check before using a heavy vehicle.

During the 20-minute test, you must describe everything you are doing, as well as the defects you are looking for, to your examiner. You must carry out your inspection safely and efficiently.

The heavy vehicle road test assesses:

  • your driving skills in regard to commonly executed manoeuvres
  • your observance of traffic rules and use of recognized driving techniques
  • your driving behaviour
  • your ability to execute the double-clutch technique, if you are driving a vehicle with a manual transmission—M endorsement

Obtaining the F and M endorsements

If you want to drive a heavy vehicle equipped with an air brake system—F endorsement—or a manual transmission—M endorsement, you must pass the road tests with a vehicle that is equipped accordingly.

Obtaining the T endorsement

To obtain the T endorsement, which authorizes you to drive a road train longer than 25 metres requiring a special travel permit, you must:

  • have held a Class 1 driver’s licence for at least 5 years
  • successfully complete a 2-day course at a transportation training centre and bring your certificate to an SAAQ service centre. The course is given at the following centres:

Taking the tests

Taking the road test

To make, modify, cancel or check a road test, you must log in to SAAQclic. For more information about creating your Government Authentication Service account and logging in to SAAQclic, please refer to the section of the FAQ that deals with SAAQclic.

Please note that from now on you must use SAAQclic to make an appointment for a knowledge or road test.

Vehicle used for the road tests

You must report to the road tests with a vehicle (or combination of vehicles) that:

  • is a Class 1 vehicle fitted with the equipment that corresponds to the endorsements you would like to obtain:
    • air brake system (F endorsement)
    • manual transmission (M endorsement)
  • is free of any major mechanical defects
  • bears a valid inspection sticker

During the test, you will not be allowed to:

  • carry any passengers
  • transport any dangerous substances
If the vehicle fails to meet our requirements

You will not be allowed to take the tests.

If you cannot make it to the tests…

You must cancel at least 48 hours in advance, or you will be charged a $24.70 fee.

On the day of the test

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

  • your driver’s licence

Step 2 Pay the fees for:

  • the circle check test: $12.40
  • the road test: $61.75
  • the addition of a class to your driver’s licence: $17.10, including the photo

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 marks

The passing marks are:

  • 75% for each road test
  • 75% for both the F and M endorsement tests

If you fail any of the tests

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.

If you only have to retake the heavy vehicle road test

You will be required to have carried out a circle check before reporting to your test.

You will be asked to provide the circle check report for the current day.

Last update: March 23, 2023