Regardless of the vehicle you drive or your age, driving requires sound physical and mental health, along with good eyesight.
In addition to the mandatory medical assessments – for which we will send you a letter – you must notify us of any change to your state of health that could hinder your ability to drive within 30 days of that change.
The frequency of the medical assessments or vision tests varies according to:
If you hold a Class 5 licence (automobile), a Class 6A, 6B, 6C or 6E licence (motorcycle), a Class 6D licence (moped or motorized scooter) or a Class 8 licence (farm tractor), once you turn 75, you must disclose your state of health using the self-declaration of medical information form. You will be sent a copy of the form along with an explanatory letter 6 months before your birthday.
Once you turn 80, and every two years thereafter, you will have to undergo a medical examination and a vision test carried out by a health care professional. You will be sent the medical examination and vision test forms 6 months before your birthday, along with an explanatory letter.
If you hold a Class 1, 2, or 3 licence (road tractor, bus, straight-body truck), a Class 4A or 4B licence (emergency vehicle or minibus), you are required to undergo a medical examination:
To drive a vehicle in the United States that requires a Class 1, 2, 3 or 4B licence, assessments are required:
In order to prevent the suspension of your licence or of your right to obtain one, you must make an appointment as soon as possible with your health care professional and send us the Medical Examination Report form (PDF, 353.2 ko) before the prescribed deadline.
Last update: March 3, 2022