Obtaining a Licence

Knowledge test and obtaining the learner's licence

Step 4 Knowledge test and obtaining the learner's licence

    • Costs

      • Knowledge Test: $11.70
      • Learner’s Licence: $72.58 (18 months)
    • Time/Duration

      • Approximately 1 hour
    • Documents to provide

      • Driver’s licence

Passing the knowledge test allows you to obtain a Class 1 learner's licence. This licence authorizes you to drive on the road with an accompanying riderPerson who has held for at least 2 years a valid licence of an appropriate class and who is able to provide the learner with help and advice..

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.

The knowledge test

This test assesses:

  • your understanding of traffic rules and the skills required to handle a heavy vehicle
  • your knowledge of circle check standards
  • your knowledge of the standards for hours of driving and off-duty time
  • your knowledge of safe behaviours to adopt 

Safe Driving Behaviours to Adopt every Day

Distractions, blind spots, driver fatigue or failure to wear a seat belt are some examples of hazards that you may experience when driving a heavy vehicle. All these subjects and more are discussed in the Heavy Vehicles section.

Taking 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 road test” under “Automated Telephone Services”

If you want to obtain the F endorsement…

  • You may register at the same time for the knowledge test and for the F endorsement—driving vehicles equipped with an air brake system.
  • If you do not register for both these tests at the same time: 
    • you will have to schedule another appointment to take the F endorsement test before you take the road tests.
    • additional fees will apply.
To register:

Québec area: 418-643-5213
Montréal area: 514-873-5803
Elsewhere: 1-888-667-8687

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 knowledge test: $11.70
  • the learner’s licence: $72.58 (valid for 18 months), if you passed the test

Passing mark

The passing mark is 75%.

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.

Last update: February 18, 2021