Obtaining a Licence

Closed track road test – Class 6A learner's licence

Step 5 Closed track road test – Class 6A learner's licence

    • Time/Duration

      • Plan for 30 minutes
    • Costs

      • Closed Track Road Test: $31.00
      • Learner's Licence – Class 6A: $7.35

The closed track road test may take place under light rain. You must plan the necessary equipment and wear adequate clothing to avoid postponing your test.

Please see the “Weather conditions” section below for more details.

Once you have completed the training, you may take the closed track test to obtain a Class 6A learner’s licence.

The Class 6A learner’s licence authorizes you to operate a motorcycle on the road. You must hold this licence for at least 11 months, during which time you must respect the curfew prohibiting you from driving a motorcycle between midnight and 5 a.m.

Before taking the closed track road test

You must:

  • have held a Class 6R licence for at least one month
  • have successfully completed the driving course at a driving school recognized by the SAAQ

Motorcycle used during the test

We do not provide you with a motorcycle for the test. You must report to the test with a registered 2-wheel motorcycle that is equipped with a manual transmission and is in good mechanical condition.

If you rent a motorcycle, we only accept motorcycles with a cylinder capacity of more than 400 cc.

If you are the owner of the motorcycle, a lower cylinder capacity will be accepted.

We do not accept:

  • off-road motorcycles, such as trail bikes
  • motorcycles with a side-car
  • 3- or 4-wheel motorcycles
  • motorcycles equipped with an automatic transmission

If you are using an electric motorcycle, it must be equipped with a manual transmission. You may not use an electric motorcycle with an automatic transmission to take your road test.

Motorcycles designed for road use or dual sports motorcycles that are registered for off-road use are accepted.

In order to be able to take your road test:

  • Your motorcycle must be in good mechanical condition. We will be inspecting the presence, state, and functionality of the following components:
    • at least one white headlight at the front and on the vertical centreline
    • red brake lights at the rear
    • securely attached rearview mirrors on each side
    • securely attached footrests
    • muffler
    • securely attached fenders
    • securely attached chain guard
    • front and rear brakes
    • tires designed to be used on the road network and free from bulges and cuts and rips that expose the cord
      • Note: The driving surface of the tires must not be smooth. The tires must be inflated sufficiently and not be so worn that the wear indicator touches the road.

If your motorcycle is not in good mechanical condition, you will not be able to take the road test.

No components of the motorcycle may be held in place with bonding material, such as adhesive tape or a rope.

  • Your motorcycle must be equipped with a gas tank with an airtight filler cap that contains enough fuel to allow you to complete the road test (the warning light must not be on).
  • Your motorcycle must have a seat that is not at risk of moving or becoming detached when travelling.
  • Your motorcycle must not have any sharp edges that could injure someone or any leakages (oil, gas, coolant).
  • Your motorcycle must bear a lit licence plate that is free of any object.

First Motorcycle

Before purchasing your first motorcycle, you need to consider several factors, as each type of motorcycle has both advantages and disadvantages. Our Buyer’s Guide can help you make an informed decision.

Wearing Protective Gear

Wearing a helmet that meets standards is mandatory.

A full set of protective gear should be worn during the closed track road test. We recommend that you wear:

  • protective goggles, if your helmet does not have a visor
  • a long-sleeved jacket made of leather or anti-abrasive material such as Kevlar or Cordura
  • long pants made of leather or anti-abrasive material
  • leather gloves that completely cover your hands and wrists
  • leather boots with grip soles and flat heels that are designed for motorcycle riding and cover your ankles

Test procedure

During the test, the examiner will give you instructions on the specific manoeuvres to carry out. For example, you will be asked to:

  • move forward and stop
  • ride at low speed
  • ride in a curve
  • make a right turn
  • carry out a slalom manoeuvre
  • carry out an emergency braking manoeuvre
  • avoid an obstacle

To prepare for the test properly, visit the page that provides additional information for the closed track test.

Please note that using a portable electronic device (phone, watch, etc.) to record images during the closed track road test is prohibited. If you fail to respect this rule, you will immediately fail the test.

Taking the closed track road test – Class 6A learner's licence

Taking the road test

To make, modify, cancel or check a road test, you must log in to SAAQclic. For more information about creating your Government Authentication Service account and logging in to SAAQclic, .

Please note that from now on you must use SAAQclic to make an appointment for a knowledge or road test.

Weather conditions

In case of poor weather, check to make sure your appointment has not been cancelled.

The closed track road test may take place under light rain. You must plan the necessary equipment and wear adequate clothing to avoid postponing your test.

Safety first:

  • You are responsible for rescheduling your test if you are uncomfortable with the weather conditions.
  • The SAAQ reserves the right to postpone the test if it deems weather conditions too poor to ensure everyone’s safety.

Cancelling the test

If you cannot make it to your test, we ask that you cancel the appointment at least 48 hours in advance. Otherwise you will be charged a cancellation fee.

If your test is cancelled due to weather conditions, you will not be charged a fee.

On the day of the test

You must:

Step 1 – Go to the service outlet where you scheduled your test

Step 2 – Bring:

  • your Class 6R learner's licence
  • one of the official documents required on the day of the knowledge test: birth certificate, Health Insurance Card, etc.
  • your attestation of successful completion of a driving course
  • the valid and signed registration certificate
  • proof of civil liability insurance for the motorcycle you will be using during the test

Step 3 – Take the closed track test

Step 4 – Pay the applicable fees for:

  • the test
  • the Class 6A learner's licence (if you pass the test)

Payment options

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

The passing mark is 75%.

If you fail the test

You must wait at least 14 days before you will be allowed to retake the test. You will have to schedule another appointment.

Last update: March 10, 2023