Obtaining a Driver's Licence

Minibuses and Small Buses with a Seating Capacity of 24 or Fewer Passengers (Class 4B)

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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:

  • a taxi (Class 4C), if you also hold a taxi driver's permit
  • an automobileVehicle with 2 axles and whose net weight is under 4,500 kg. (Class 5)
  • a moped or scooterA 2- or 3-wheel passenger vehicle equipped with an electric motor or a gasoline-powered engine with a cylinder capacity of no more than 50 cc and an automatic transmission. (Class 6D)
  • a farm tractor (Class 8)

If you hold either a Class 1, 2, 3 or 4A driver's licence, you may also drive Class 4B vehicles.

Useful information

School transportation

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

Centre de formation du transport routier Saint-Jérôme

17000, rue Aubin
Mirabel (Québec)  J7J 1B1
Telephone: 450 435-0167
Toll free: 1 877 435-0167

1 Eligibility

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.

2 Medical assessment and vision test

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 assessment form 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.

3 Preparing for the knowledge test

The knowledge test consists of 30 questions covering specialized driving techniques.

To help you prepare for the test

We recommend that you study the following guides:

They are available for purchase from Publications du Québec or at bookstores.

4 Knowledge test

    • Costs

      • Knowledge Test: $11.10
      • Adding a Class to a Driver's Licence: $15.30
    • Time/Duration

      • 1 hour

Taking the test

You must schedule an appointment.

Online

Driving Test– Minibuses and Small Buses (24 or Fewer Passengers)

Using our automated telephone service

Making an Appointment for a Driving Test

If you cannot make it to the tests…

You must cancel at least 48 hours in advance, or you will be charged a $22.10 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 knowledge test: $11.10
  • the addition of a class to your driver’s licence: $15.30

Payment methods

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 mark

You must have 22 correct answers out of 30 questions.

If you fail the knowledge test

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.