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.
You must schedule an appointment.
You must cancel at least 48 hours in advance, or you will be charged a $22.30 fee.
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 22 correct answers out of 30 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.