A number of Prince Edward Island residents already have a PEI Class 5 car driving license before they attempt the licensing tests to get their PEI motorcycle license. Similar to the Graduated Driver's license PEI makes available for passenger vehicle drivers, new motorcycle drivers in Prince Edward Island need to move through the stages of the PEI Graduated Motorcycle License Program before they can get a full, unrestricted Class 6 PEI motorcycle license.
Our goal is to make your PEI Graduated Motorcycle License or MGDL journey as stress-free as possible, and to that end, we've compiled tips on everything you need to know to get your PEI motorcycle Stage 1, PEI motorcycle Stage 2, PEI motorcycle Stage 3 and eventual Class 6 PEI motorcycle license.
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The PEI Graduated Motorcycle License program ensures that all new motorbike drivers pass through three GDL stages before they get their full Class 6 motorcycle licence. The motorcycle learner stage focuses on theoretical aspects like PEI road signs and rules of the road. Next, both the motorcycle Stage 2 and motorcycle Stage 3 levels help build actual motorcycle driving skills and confidence, and the final Class 6 motorcycle license marks the graduation from the MGDL program. Obviously, anytime you drive a motorcycle, you must have adequate PEI motorcycle insurance in place, as well as documentation for the motorcycle you are driving.
Stage 1 (Learner Licence) + Stage 2 + Stage 3 → Class 6 PEI Motorcycle Licence
The 50 question motorcycle knowledge test that you have to score a minimum of 80% on, is made up of questions about Prince Edward Island road signs, road rules and information specific to motorcycle riding in PEI. A thorough study of the PEI Driver's Handbook (in particular, Chapter 5: motorcycles and mopeds), and using our PEI motorcycle practice test series can greatly improve your chances of passing the PEI motorcycle knowledge test on the first attempt.
Pass your knowledge test and vision test to get your Class 6 PEI motorcycle learner licence
You can get your learners on your 16th birthday:
Study the PEI drivers handbook
Bring the associated test fees
Pass the PEI knowledge test
Pass a vision test
You need to pass a Class 6 road test in order to get your PEI motorcycle Stage 2 licence. Once you have your licence, you can drive without supervision as long as it's not during the hours of 1 am and 5 am (an exemption to this rule can be requested).
After 1 year as a motorcycle learner, pass the Class 6 road test to get your PEI Stage 2 licence
There is a 1 year wait period before you can get your Stage 2 licence
Complete driver education or a novice course
Bring a mechanically sound motorcycle
Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment
Pass the class 6 road test
Driving your bike carefully and staying within the license restrictions at the Stage 2 level for the 1-year period, will ensure that you can apply for a PEI motorcycle Stage 3 license in the shortest time possible.
1 year of safe driving at the Stage 2 level → PEI Stage 3 licence
There is a 1 year wait period before you can get your Stage 3 licence
Practice safe riding
Avoid getting any demerit points on your licence
After completing the mandatory 1 year wait time at the last stage of the PEI Graduated Motorcycle License Program, you will become eligible to apply for an unrestricted Class 6 PEI motorcycle license.
Drive with your PEI Stage 3 licence for 1 year to get your Class 6 motorcycle licence
You can get your unrestricted Class 6 after 1 year as a Stage 3 rider.
Practice safe riding for 1 year
Avoid demerit points on your Stage 3 licence
Visit an Access PEI office to get your Class 6 licence
The process of getting another kind of Canadian driver's licence can be a bit different from the way one gets a PEI Driver's License. Choosing your province or territory allows us to direct you to the correct driver licensing resources.