Obtaining a Driver's Licence

Mopeds or Scooters (Class 6D)


To obtain a Class 6D moped or scooter licence, you have to take a 6-hour theoretical and practical 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 scooter.

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

You must provide proof that you are authorized to stay in Canada for more than 6 months.

2 Registering for the driving course – theoretical and practical training

Mandatory driving course

You are required to pass the 6-hour Road Safety Education Program – Operating a Moped or Motorized Scooter driving course. Before registering for the course, you must fill out the required questionnaire (PDF, 237.4 ko) in order to determine your fitness to drive.

The driving course must be taken at a driving school recognized by the Association québécoise des transports (AQTr – website in French only).

The driving course consists of:

  • a 3-hour theoretical component
  • a 3-hour closed track practical component. The last half-hour is reserved for your evaluation

You will learn:

  • basic concepts about driving a scooter
  • safe driving rules
  • risks associated with driving

Hazards and techniques

Intersections, blind spots and parked vehicles are a few examples of hazards you must avoid when riding a scooter. See our section on Road Traps and Techniques  to learn more.

If you are not a Canadian citizen

You must schedule an appointment by telephone before registering for a driving course.

Montréal area: 514 954-7771

Elsewhere in Québec: 1 888 356-6616

You will be asked which official documents you have in your possession (Permanent Resident Card, passport, etc.) to determine your status and check which procedure applies to your situation.

3 Knowledge test and vision test

    • Costs

      • Knowledge Test: $12.00
      • Driver's Licence: $41.60
    • 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.

To prepare for the tests

We recommend that you study the following publications:

They can be purchased from Publications du Québec and at bookstores.

They are required reading to pass the knowledge test.

What the knowledge test covers

The test consists of 32 multiple choice questions that cover:

  • the Highway Safety Code
  • road signs and signals
  • scooter driving techniques

Passing mark

The passing mark is 75%.

Taking the knowledge test

You must schedule an appointment.


Road Test – Mopeds and Motorized Scooters

Using the automated telephone service

On the To Reach Us page, select the option “To make, change, cancel or check an appointment for a road test”

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, 218.7 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
  • a Confirmation of Permanent Residence document and a 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

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 point 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 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 10, 2022