The PEI Graduated Motorcycle License

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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Navigating the PEI Graduated Motorcycle License Program

Getting a PEI motorcycle license requires completion of the 3 step MGDL program

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

PEI Motorcycle Learner Licence

Read the Handbook and practice the tests to get your PEI learners 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:

Here's how:

Study the PEI drivers handbook

Bring the associated test fees

Pass the PEI knowledge test

Pass a vision test

The PEI Motorcycle Stage 2 License

A Stage 2 licence allows you more riding freedom

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

Here's how:

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

The PEI Motorcycle Stage 3 License

The Stage 3 license is the final MGDL stage before your Class 6 licence

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

Here's how:

Practice safe riding

Avoid getting any demerit points on your licence

Your Final, Full Class 6 Motorcycle Licence

The Prince Edward Island Class 6 motorcycle licence is your goal.

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.

Here's how:

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

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