In order to obtain a full SAAQ Quebec motorcycle license, you must study and pass a series of tests. This guide will help you navigate the process.
In Quebec, there are different license classes to meet your needs. Class 6A is appropriate for all motorcycles. Class 6B is only suitable for motorcycles with a cylinder capacity of 400 cc or less. Finally, Class 6C is for motorcycles with a cylinder capacity of 125 cc or less.
In order to obtain a motorcycle license in Quebec, you must be at least 16 years old. If you are under the age of 18, a legal guardian must fill out a consent form.
The cost of the written knowledge test is $10.90. The fee for a 6R learner’s license is $65.88, which includes the cost of the photo. The closed-track test is $27.25; once you pass, the cost of a 6A, 6B or 6C learner’s license is $6.45. The final road test is $98. The fee for the probationary license is $188.92 for 24 months. Afterwards, the yearly cost of a full license is $102.11.
The written exam will test you on the knowledge needed to operate a motorcycle. In order to prepare, carefully read the first three chapters of Operating a Motorcycle Guide, which you can find on the website of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ). You should also read the Driver’s Handbook, which can be found on the same website. This will teach you what you need to know about traffic laws in Quebec.
If you already have a driver’s license, your test will only have 32 questions. Otherwise, you must take the full exam which has 64 questions. You may register for the test either online or through an automated telephone service with the SAAQ.
On the day of the test, make sure to bring proof of identity. If you don’t already have a license, you must bring at least two forms of official identification, one of which must have a photograph. You will have to pass the SAAQ’s vision test as well.
In order to pass the written exam, you must get at least 85% on the portion of the test that covers how to operate a motorcycle, and at least 75% on the section that covers traffic laws. Once you pass this test, you will get a Class 6R learner’s license, which will allow you to practice on a closed-track or on the road as part of your training.
After you obtain your Class 6R learner’s license, you may begin training by registering for a course recognized by the Association québécoise des transports (AQTr). In this course, you will complete 3 hours of theoretical training to prepare for driving on a closed-track, followed by 16 hours of practice driving on a closed-track. You will then have 3 more hours of theoretical training to prepare for driving on the road, followed by 10 hours of practice driving on a road.
The closed-track test will test you on techniques such as moving forward, turning, and avoiding obstacles. You will learn more in your training course.
On the day of the test, bring your Class 6R learner’s license, proof of identity, your certificate from your training course, a registration certificate and proof of liability insurance. You must bring your own motorcycle, which should be in working condition. Remain calm during the test; the examiner will give you specific instructions that are not meant to trick you. You must pass with a score of at least 75%. After you pass the closed-track test, you will receive a Class 6A learner’s license. With this license, you may drive any motorcycle as long as an experienced motorcyclist accompanies you.
You must hold a Class 6A learner’s license for at least 11 months before you can take the motorcycle road test. You’ll be tested on situations that you’d encounter in the real world, such as changing lanes. The examiner will explain the test procedures in detail before you begin. During the test, you will use a wireless communication device to hear the examiner’s instructions. In order to pass, you must not commit any Highway Safety Code offenses, and must drive safely at all times. The passing mark for the road test is 75%.
After passing this test, you may obtain a Class 6A, 6B, or 6C probationary license or driver’s license. The probationary license is valid for 2 years, after which you can receive a full motorcycle license.