Step 2 Procedure to reacquire the right to drive

Step 1 – Show that you are in long-term remission or undergo the program to assess and reduce the risk of impaired driving (PECA)

What you have to do

  1. Register.
  2. Pay the assessment fees.
  3. Meet with an assessment specialist.
  4. Undergo a 7- to 9-month supervision plan and meet the objectives set out by the assessment specialist.
  5. Once the process has been completed, show that your consumption habits are not incompatible with your ability to safely drive a vehicle.
  6. Read the assessment report you will be sent, a copy of which we will also receive.

Step 2 – Wait for our decision

After analyzing the assessment report, your driving record and your state of health, we will send you a letter to inform you of our decision whereby:

  • you will be authorized to drive; or
  • your licence suspension will be upheld

If you disagree with our decision, you have 60 days to contest it by filing an application for review to our Service de la révision or before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec (TAQ).

If you wish to drive during our assessment

You may apply for a licence bearing Condition I, which requires you to only drive a vehicle that is equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock deviceA device that prevents a vehicle from starting when it detects the presence of alcohol in the driver’s body..

Contact us to check whether you meet these conditions

Québec area: 418-643-3506
Elsewhere (Québec, Canada, United States): 1-800-561-2858

Last update: August  9, 2017