Obtaining a Licence

Knowledge test to obtain a learner's licence (Class 6R)

Step 3 Knowledge test to obtain a learner's licence (Class 6R)

    • Time/Duration

      • Approximately 1 hour
    • Costs

      • Knowledge test: $12.00
      • Learner's licence – Class 6R (valid for 18 months): $431.71 or less, depending on the month it is issued

Passing the knowledge test allows you to obtain a Class 6R learner’s licence.

With the Class 6R learner’s licence, you may operate a motorcycle on a closed track and on the road with an instructor during the practical training given by a driving school recognized by the SAAQ

Contents of the test

If you hold a Class 5 (passenger vehicle) driver’s licence or probationary licence

You will take one test covering driving a motorcycle (specialization).

Otherwise, you will take one test covering:

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

Taking the knowledge test – learner's licence (Class 6R)

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 where you have scheduled your test

Step 2 – Prove your identity:

  • If you hold a probationary licence, a driver's licence or an ID card issued by the SAAQ for the tests, show one of these documents, as your file will have already been created.
  • If you do not hold a Québec licence with photo, you must present two official documents, including one with a 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 3 – If you are under 18, present the Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority (PDF, 123.4 ko) form, duly completed and signed by your father, mother or legal guardian

Step 4 – Fill out the Declaration of Illness or Functional Impairment form

Step 5 – Pass the vision test

Step 6 – Pass the knowledge test

Step 7 – Pay the applicable fees for:

  • the knowledge test
  • the Class 6R learner's 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.

Passing marks

  • 85% for the section on operating a motorcycle
  • 75% for the section on road signs and signals and traffic rules

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 test

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

Last update: March 31, 2022