Modes of Transportation

Motorcycle Refresher Course

Are you a motorcyclist wanting to brush up on your knowledge? Complete the SAAQ refresher course and the course fees will be reimbursed.

This course is for you if:

  • you have recently obtained your motorcycle driver’s licence
  • you have little driving experience
  • you are back to riding your motorcycle after a few years off
  • you have just purchased a new motorcycle
  • you simply want to hone your driving techniques

The 4-hour refresher course will help you adopt safe behaviours and better spot potential hazards. It will also allow you to refresh your skills and driving techniques by performing exercises focussing on controlling your motorcycle, including slowing down, counterbalancing, emergency braking and taking curves.

This refresher course was offered in 2021 and 2022 as part of a program evaluating the short- and medium-term impact the course would have on improving participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours, as well as on the road safety record. The evaluation program has ended. While waiting for the program findings to be released, the SAAQ has extended the refresher course and the reimbursement of the course fees.

For the 2023 motorcycle season, up to 400 people may take advantage of the course and receive the reimbursement.

To be eligible for the reimbursement, participants must provide their motorcycle driver’s licence number and allow the SAAQ to conduct statistical monitoring of their driving record after they complete the course.

How does it work?

  • Register for the 4-hour course on the website of Moto Pro FMQ (in French only), the only organization to offer the course as part of the evaluation program.
  • Pay the $125 fee upon registration to reserve your spot.
  • Consent to statistical monitoring of your driving record by the SAAQ.
  • Take the 4-hour course.
  • Once you have completed the course, the SAAQ will reimburse you without delay through Moto Pro FMQ.
  • The course fees will be reimbursed only to those who attend the course.

To participate in the course

  • You must hold a motorcycle driver’s licence.
  • You must use a two-wheel motorcycle. Three-wheel motorcycles and mopeds or motorized scooters are not covered by the refresher course.
  • Your motorcycle must be registered and in good condition. It must not have any leaks and tire wear must be reasonable.
  • You must wear protective gear, including a helmet that complies with standards, a jacket designed for motorcycle riding, gloves, long pants and boots.

The course will take place rain or shine.

Hurry, places are limited!

Last update: March 22, 2023