Reacquiring or Reinstating a Driver’s Licence

Accumulation of demerit points


If your driver's licence was revoked for an accumulation of demerit points, you must wait until the penalty period has ended before taking a reinstatement test to obtain a new licence.

1 What You Should Know

If you reach or exceed the number of demerit points in your bracket, your licence will be revoked and your right to obtain one suspended.

Your licence will be revoked for 3, 6 or 12 months based on:

  • the number of demerit points accumulated with regard to your demerit point bracket
  • the length of the most recent penalty imposed on you in the previous 2 years

During the penalty period, you may apply for a restricted licence, which only authorizes you to drive to exercise the duties of your main employment.

What does licence revocation mean?

A licence that is revoked means that it is cancelled. You must therefore go through the process of obtaining a new licence, that is, by passing a reinstatement knowledge test.

If you drive while your licence is revoked, you face:


Procedure to reacquire your licence

Which type of licence was revoked?

Last update: March 22, 2022