Minibuses and Small Buses with a Seating Capacity of 24 or Fewer Passengers (Class 4B)Change
To obtain a Class 4B licence to drive a minibus or a small bus with a seating capacity of 24 or fewer passengers, you must have held a Class 5 driver's licence or probationary licence for at least 12 months, be in good health, and pass a knowledge test.
With this licence, you can drive a minibus or a small bus with a seating capacity of 24 or fewer passengers, as well as:
If you hold either a Class 1, 2, 3 or 4A driver's licence, you may also drive Class 4B vehicles.
To carry out school transportation using a minibus or a small bus with a seating capacity of 24 or fewer passengers, you must also hold a certificate of competence.
Centre de formation en transport de Charlesbourg (Web site in French only)
700, rue de l'Argon
Québec (Québec) G2N 2G5
Telephone: 418 634-5580
17000, rue Aubin
Mirabel (Québec) J7J 1B1
Telephone: 450 435-0167
Toll free: 1 877 435-0167
You must have accumulated 12 months of experience as a holder of Class 5 (automobileVehicle with 2 axles and whose net weight is under 4,500 kg.) driver's licence or probationary licence.
The first step in obtaining a Class 4B licence is to go to one of our service centres (SAAQ offices) to undergo a vision test.
During your visit, we will give you a Medical Examination Report (PDF, 298 KB) that you must have completed and signed by a physician. The report of the assessment must be satisfactory and show that you have the physical capacity required to drive a minibus or small bus with a seating capacity of 24 or fewer passengers.
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.
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 have 24 correct answers out of 32 questions.
You must wait at least 7 days before you will be allowed to retake the test. You will have to make another appointment and pay the test fees again.