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:

  • 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.

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 driver's licence is to have your eyesight tested and provide us with a medical examination report so that we can ensure that your state of health meets the requirements set out in the Regulation respecting the health of drivers. Two options are available:

  • Download the Medical Examination Report (PDF, 298 KB)
    • Write “Adding a class” at the top of the form for your application to be processed within the appropriate timeframe.
    • Have the form filled out by a physician and ensure that section 1 – Vision disorders is duly completed. Otherwise, you will have to have your eyesight tested by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist or in one of our service outlets.
  • Go to one of our service outlets to undergo a vision test and obtain the Medical Examination Report form. You must have the form filled out by a physician.

In both cases, you must return the form by mail or bring it to one of our service outlets. After we have analyzed the report, we will inform you of our decision regarding your eligibility to obtain a Class 4B licence.

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: $11.70
      • Adding a Class to a Driver's Licence: $16.20
    • Time/Duration

      • Approximately 1 hour

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.

Taking the test

You must schedule an appointment.

Online

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

Using our automated telephone service

Making an Appointment for a Road Test

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 addition of a class to your driver’s licence: $16.20

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.

Last update: March 30, 2021