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:
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”
Vehicle used for the road tests
You must report to the road tests with:
a Class 1 vehicle fitted with the equipment that corresponds to the endorsements you would like to obtain, if applicable (note that the vehicle or combination of vehicles in question must be free of any major mechanical defects):