Road Education Safety Program
Here are the general steps in chronological order :
You must register at the driving school of your choice and pay the initial down payment.
2- Theoretical examination
Following your registration, you must attend the first nine (9) hours of classroom theory and successfully pass the theory test coordinated by the driving school instructor during the tenth (10) hour of classroom theory. This must be completed within a minimum of 30 days.
Following the correction and success of your theory exam in class, a representative of the driving school will issue you a ”Proof” certificate which will confirm that you have successfully passed your theory exam.
4- Present at an SAAQ office
Once you have this attestation, you can then go to an SAAQ office to get your learner’s permit back without having to take an additional theory test at that time.
N.B. You must present the following documents to the SAAQ in order to recover your learner’s permit:
5- Second theory exam
Once you have your apprenticeship permit in hand, you will be asked to complete in the respective order over the following 12 months: Phase (2), Phase (3) and Phase 4 are the 14 hours of theory in class and the remaining 15 road trips.
Important : After a total of 10 months following your learner’s permit, you will be eligible to take a second theory test at the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec.
6- Final exam
This general theory exam will cover all the theory taught in the previous phases and the material recorded in the Route Access Booklet. Following the success of this (2) second theoretical exam executed in the SAAQ office, you will have to wait (2) additional months before being able to plan your final exam on the road.N .B. You must have successfully completed the entire theoretical program and the 15 road trips, obtain the certificate of the driving school with the successful mention, before being eligible for the final examination on the road.
What you need to know:
- The new road safety program comprises a total of 39 hours of driving instruction
- The 39 hours of classroom instruction and 15 sessions of practical instruction.
- The five (5) main principals behind the program are: Alternating between theory and practical instruction, Independent driving, Ecodriving, The OEA strategy, Information on at-risk behaviours
The completion of the course will take at least 13 months after which the SAAQ driving test can be taken (appointment needed).