The 6A, 6B or 6C Motorcycle License Quebec Offers

In order to get through the motorcycle graduated driver licensing program in Quebec, you need to take a final motorcycle road test to get the Class 6A, 6B or 6C motorcycle license Quebec makes available. The type of motorcycle you bring to the test will determine what kind of motorcycle license Quebec will issue. In addition, new drivers are issued a probationary license, while experienced drivers who already hold a full QC Class 5 passenger vehicle licence are able to get a full Class 6A, 6B or 6C license as soon as they pass the final SAAQ motorcycle test. The important thing to remember is that all the skills you learned at the first Quebec motorcycle learners license level and the second Class 6A learner license levels are still applicable, and should be applied whenever you are driving a motorcycle in Quebec.

Motorcycle Licensing For New Riders

QC Class 6P License Process

Class 6A  + Safe Riding (11 months) + Road Test → Class 6A, 6B or 6C probationary licence

QC Class 6P License Process - New Rider

Class 6A, 6B or 6C Probationary Licence + 24 months → Class 6A, 6B or 6C Full

Motorcycle Licensing For Experienced Drivers

QC Class 6 License Process - Experienced Driver

Prior Class 5 Licence holder + Class 6 A Leaner Licence + Safe Riding (11 months) + Road Test → Class 6A, 6B or 6C FULL licence

Getting the Class 6A, 6B or 6C Motorcycle License Quebec Issues

The key difference between a probationary motorcycle license and the final motorcycle license Quebec issues, is that with a probationary license you must still abide by the 4 demerit point rule. The 4 demerit point rule means that your licence will be immediately suspended for a period of 3, 6 or 12 months (depending on your previous demerit point history) if you exceed the 4 demerit point threshold. You must also refrain from consuming any alcohol when operating a motorcycle in Quebec. The team has broken down all the steps you need to take in order to be well-prepared for the final SAAQ motorcycle road test and get your Class 6A, 6B or 6C probationary or the full motorcycle license Quebec makes available to qualified applicants. Click the tabs below for details.

6A Learners licence holder

You must have held a Quebec Class 6A learner license for at least 11 months before you can apply for a Class 6A, 6B or 6C license.

Book Your Quebec Road Test

You need to book your SAAQ motorcycle road test in advance. In order to book, you will have to provide your Class 6A Learners Licence number.

Review All Your Motorcycle Training Material

Even though you will be taking a SAAQ motorcycle road test to get your 6A, 6B or 6C licence, you should review all the prior training material so you are 100% prepared for anything. Your notes from the motorcycle driver course are a great refresher. In addition, the Quebec driver publications should also be reviewed. We also recommend our free series: Quebec driving test practice and Quebec motorcycle practice test.

Practice Motorcycle Riding

You need to spend as much time as possible practicing your motorcycle handling skills. The idea is that when you take the final SAAQ motorcycle road test, you should be able to demonstrate all motorcycle riding maneuvers with confidence and ease.

  • Maintaining proper motorcycle balance
  • Turning and navigating through intersections
  • Driving in proper lane positions

Pre-trip Check

Before the road test can begin, the driving examiner will check to make sure all the important controls on your motorcycle are functioning properly. If the examiner deems your motorcycle not mechanically sound, your test could be cancelled. Some main items to check before leaving home are:

  • Lights (headlight, low beams, high beams, rear lights, reflectors and brake lights)
  • Properly functioning brakes
  • Tires with adequate tread
  • A properly working speedometer
  • Correctly installed footrests, muffler and rear view mirrors
  • Functioning horn
  • Good condition seat, fenders and chain guard
  • A gas tank with enough gas to take the test
  • Your licence plate should be lit and free of any objects

The type of motorcycle you bring to the road test will determine the Quebec motorcycle licence you are eligible for:

  • Class 6A: any motorcycle
  • Class 6B: motorcycles with a cylinder capacity of 400 cc or less
  • Class 6C: motorcycles with a cylinder capacity of 125 cc or less

Road Test

The road test is designed to assess your driving skills as you perform motorcycle handling maneuvers. In addition, the examiner will be observing how well you obey traffic rules/laws, behave around other road users/hazardous situations and how well you can control your motorcycle. Make sure you properly merge into traffic, always stop at intersections when required, properly make turns and signal well in advance before changing lanes, as these are some of the main failing points for motorcycle riders.

Post-test Debrief

Once the test is complete, you will be told if you passed or failed. You need a 75% on the test criteria in order to pass.

Make sure you bring along everything required to your Quebec road test appointment.

Vehicle Safety Check

Make sure you check each and every control on your motorcycle before leaving home to ensure everything is in working order. If for some reason your motorcycle does not meet the safety requirements, your road test will be cancelled. In addition, make sure you bring the right type of motorcycle to the test for the type of motorcycle license Quebec issues. You need to bring:

  • Class 6A: a motorcycle with a cylinder capacity of over 400 cc
  • Class 6B: motorcycles with a cylinder capacity of 400 cc or less
  • Class 6C: motorcycles with a cylinder capacity of 125 cc or less

Arrive Early

Arriving right at your appointment time will be stressful. Make sure you aim to arrive a little earlier so you can settle in and be relaxed for the SAAQ motorcycle road test. You need to be calm and confident in your motorcycle driving ability to acquire the motorcycle license Quebec offers.

Cancelling or Rescheduling

If you need to reschedule or cancel your road test appointment for any reason, make sure you provide as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 48 hours in advance of your road test appointment, you could be charged a cancellation fee. In addition, if the weather is bad on the day of your test make sure you call ahead to confirm that the test hasn't been cancelled.

Vision Aids

Glasses or contacts must be worn during the test if they are prescribed.

Applicable Fees

The SAAQ service outlets do not accept credit card payments, so you need to bring the required fees in cash/debit payment or cheque/money order.

  • Road Test - $100.50
  • Probationary licence: $188.78 – for 24 months (for new drivers who have not previously held a Class 5 licence)
  • Driver's licence: $102.23 – annual cost
  • Adding Class 6A, 6B or 6C to a Class 5 licence: $15.40
  • Class 5 drivers licence with Class 6A, 6B or 6C: $164.22 – annual cost

Proper Gear

In order to take the road test you need to be wearing proper motorcycle gear:

  • A long-sleeved jacket made of an anti-abrasive material such as Kevlar
  • Long pants made of leather or anti-abrasive material
  • Leather gloves that completely cover your hands and wrists
  • Leather boots with grip soles and flat heels that are designed for motorcycle riding and cover your ankles

Documents To Bring

Test Re-Takes

If you fail the road test, you will have to wait 56 days and re-take the test after making a new appointment.

Minimum Holding Period

If you pass the test and you do not hold a Class 5 driver's licence, you will be issued a Class 6A, 6B or 6C probationary licence which must be held for a minimum of 2 years before you can apply for a full Class 6A, 6B or 6C licence.

If you get a probationary vs. full Class 6A, 6B or 6C licence because you did not previously hold a Class 5 licence for the 2-year term, you must abide by the following licence restrictions:

No Alcohol

You are not allowed to consume any alcohol when riding with a Class 6A, 6B or 6C probationary licence.

Demerit Points

With a Quebec probationary licence, you are still considered to be in the 4 point demerit point bracket. This means that if you accumulate 4 or more demerit points on your probationary licence, your licence could be revoked or your right to obtain another kind of Quebec driver's license could be suspended (depending on the seriousness of the situation).

Looking For Information On Other Quebec Motorcycle Licence Types?

Motorcycle GDL

In order to get a motorcycle licence in Quebec, you must follow the motorcycle graduated driver licensing process and practice driving within the restrictions imposed on each licensing stage

Quebec 6R Learner

The Quebec 6R learner license is there to allow you to operate a motorcycle during the motorcycle driving course closed track and on-road practice modules when being supervised by an instructor.

Quebec 6A Learner

The second motorcycle learner licence you can get in Quebec is the 6A learner licence which allows you to drive without supervision on Quebec roads as you master motorcycle driving skills.

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