Obtaining a Driver's Licence

Mopeds or Scooters (Class 6D)

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To obtain a Class 6D moped or motorized  scooter licence, you have to take a 6-hour driving course and pass the SAAQ's knowledge and vision tests.

A Class 6D licence allows its holder to drive only a moped or motorized 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..

If you hold a driver's licence or a probationary licence of any class – other than Class 8 − you may drive a motorized scooter.

Motorized scooter or motorcycle? There is a slight distinction between the two!

If the “scooter” has an engine with a cylinder capacity of more than 50 cc, it is automatically considered a “motorcycle.” To drive it, it is mandatory that you hold a Class 6A, 6B or 6C motorcycle licence based on the cylinder capacity.

1 Eligibility

To obtain a Class 6D licence, you must:

  • be at least 14 years of age
  • have the written consent of your father, mother or legal guardian, if you are under age 18

If you are not a Canadian citizen

Call us to check whether you can obtain a driver’s licence, depending on your status in Canada. You must make an appointment by telephone before you begin the process and register for a driving course.

Montréal area: 514-954-7771
Elsewhere in Québec: 1-888-356-6616

2 Registering for the driving course training

Mandatory driving course

You are required to take and pass a 6-hour driving course to learn how to operate a moped or motorized scooter. 

The driving course must be taken at a driving school recognized by the SAAQ. To learn more, visit the driving course: Moped or Motorized Scooter.

3 Knowledge test and vision test

    • Costs

      • Knowledge Test: $12.00
      • Driver's Licence: $41.60
    • Time/Duration

      • Approximately 1 hour

To prepare for the tests

We recommend that you study the following publications:

Paper copies can also be purchased at Québec bookstores.

They are required reading to pass the knowledge test.

Contents of the test

You will take a test that covers:

  • the Highway Safety Code
  • road signs and signals
  • behaviours and scooter driving techniques (specialization)

Passing mark

The passing mark is 75%.

Taking the knowledge test

You must schedule an appointment.

Online

Driving

Using the automated telephone service

On the To Reach Us webpage, under the heading Appointement for a Driving Test - you will have to provide your learner's licence number.

On the day of the test

You must:

Step 1 – Go to the service outlet with which you have scheduled an appointment to take the test and present the following documents:

  • if you are under age 18, the Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority (PDF, 123.4 ko) form, duly completed and signed by your father, mother or legal guardian
  • the attestation of successful completion of the driving course
  • if this is your first application for a driver's licence, 2 official documents, including one with photo

Documents you must present in order to obtain a driver's licence for the first time

If you were born in Canada

At least one of the two documents must be:

  • the original copy of the birth certificate issued by the Directeur de l’état civil du Québec after January 1, 1994, or by the government body responsible for vital statistics in another Canadian jurisdiction (note that in the case of Ontario, the accepted documents are the short form birth certificate or the original Certified copy of birth registration, which includes an official number and is issued by the Office of the Registrar General of Ontario)
  • a Canadian Citizenship Certificate with photo
  • a Canadian passport
  • an official Canadian Armed Forces identity card
  • a Certificate of Indian Status

The other document may be:

  • a health insurance card
  • a driver’s licence issued by another jurisdiction
If you were not born in Canada

At least one of the two documents must be:

  • a Canadian Citizenship Certificate with photo
  • a Canadian passport
  • an official Canadian Armed Forces identity card
  • other proof of known legal presence in Canada
  • Permanent Resident Card

The other document may be:

  • a health insurance card
  • a foreign driver’s licence

Step 2 – Pass the knowledge test and the vision test

Step 3 – Pay the applicable fees for:

  • The knowledge test
  • the Class 6D licence

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.

If you cheat on the knowledge test

The only material you are allowed to use during the test is a dictionary that does not contain any illustrations, and the material provided by the SAAQ. Any other documents and all electronic devices are prohibited during the test (“cheat sheets,” notes, cell phones, smart watches, etc.). Having any prohibited material or electronic devices with you at the test, regardless of whether or not you actually use them, or trying in any way to contact someone or obtain outside assistance, will be considered cheating. Anyone found cheating will automatically fail all sections of the test and will have to wait at least 56 days before being allowed to take the test again. If it’s not the first time that person has been caught cheating, that person will have to wait at least 90 days.

If you fail the knowledge test

You must wait at least 28 days before you will be allowed to retake the knowledge test. You will have to reschedule another appointment.

To keep your Class 6D driver's licence

If you have fewer than 5 years of driving experience

You must :

  • comply with the zero alcohol rule 
  • have fewer than 4 demerit points on your driving record

If you have 5 or more years of driving experience

You must:

  • comply with the zero alcohol rule until you reach the age of 22
  • have fewer than:
    • 8 demerit points, if you are under age 23
    • 12 demerit points, if you are age 23 or 24
    • 15 demerit points, if you are age 25 or older

If you are under age 16

You are prohibited from carrying a passenger. If you fail to obey this rule, you face a $100 fine, in addition to other costs.

A section for you

For an enjoyable and safe motorized scooter ride, make sure you are visible, wear the right clothing, know your limits, stay alert and anticipate risks. All these topics and more are discussed in the On a Moped or Scooter section.

Last update: January 31, 2022