Are you 16 or over and want to get your driver's license?
Good news! The NASR driving school offers driving courses that will give you the best chance for success.
Before getting behind the wheel, you must complete compulsory theoretical and practical courses and complete a series of important steps.You must first obtain your learner's license, then your probationary license and finally your “regular” driver's license.
Our Class 5 driving course is divided into four phases that alternate between theory and practice: 12 in-class sessions of 2 hours each (totaling 24 hours) and 15 driving sessions of 55 minutes each.
Take that big leap! Discover here all the details of the 3 important steps to follow to obtain your license!
Step 1: Obtain your apprenticeship license
With your learner's license, you can now drive, but only accompanied by someone who has held a regular driver's license valid for at least two years. It is only after 12 months with your apprenticeship license that you can pass your exam to obtain your probationary license.
How to get your apprenticeship permit?
- Register for the driving course offered at our NASR driving school.
- Take the compulsory theoretical courses of phase 1 of the Road Safety Education Program (RSEP) which consist of 5 sessions of 2 hours, the last being a classroom assessment. Phase 1 is spread over a minimum of 28 days.
- After passing your knowledge test, the NASR driving school will issue you with a certificate marked "Pass".
- Go to an SAAQ branch for a vision test and get your apprenticeship permit.
You will need to present the following documents:
- Your birth certificate issued by the Quebec register of civil status or your passport.
- Your health insurance card.
- Written parental authorization (for children under 18).
- Your certificate from the NASR driving school (attesting that you have passed phase 1).
- You must also provide the amount required to pay the SAAQ license fees.
Learner's permit obligations:
- You must be at least 16 years old.
- You must always be accompanied by a driver who has held a regular driver's license valid for at least two years.
- You will be subject to the zero-alcohol rule when driving.
- You will lose your license if you get 4 or more demerit points.
- You can only drive in the province of Quebec.
- Your apprenticeship permit will be valid for 18 months but may be renewed for an additional 12 months.
Step 2: Obtain your probationary license
After holding your learner's license for 12 months, you will be authorized to take the road test at the SAAQ to obtain your probationary license. With a license you will be able to drive by yourself!
How do you get your probationary license?
- Take the compulsory theoretical courses of the road safety education program, phases 2 to 4, alternating with sessions in the car.
Phase 2 (guided driving) - 28 days minimum:
- Invite your accompanying driver to attend session 6.
Phase 3 (semi-guided driving) - 56 days minimum:
- You will have 2 practical assessments during sessions in the car 5 and 10. Leave a few weeks free between phases 3 and 4 to allow you to train with your guide.
Phase 4 (semi-guided, autonomous driving) - 56 days minimum:
- 10 months after obtaining your apprenticeship license, complete session 12.
- Then go to an SAAQ service center and take the knowledge test.
- Sessions 12 and 13 in the car must be combined to make it a 2 hour practice with 2 learner drivers in the vehicle. Each learner is in turn an observer and a driver. Drive Session 15 is a formative assessment and summary of instructions before the road test.
- Take your SAAQ road test.
- Once you have passed the practical exam, you will receive your probationary license
Remember, you must::
- Hold a learner's permit for at least 12 months.
- Present written permission from your parents (for those under 18).
- Present your driving course certificate marked "Success".
3- Regular driver's license
Step 3: Obtain your regular driver's license
24 months after obtaining your probationary license, you will finally be able to obtain your regular driver's license!
Regular driver's license requirements
- Until the age of 21, you will be subject to the zero-drink driving rule.
- Your license will be revoked if you accumulate 4, 8 or 12 demerit points (depending on your age).
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