Société de l'Assurance Automobile du Québec
Road Safety Education program
The program is separated into four Phases which alternate
lessons on theory (Modules 1 to 12) and practice (In-car
sessions 1 to 15). The program totals 24 hours of theoretical
training and 15 hours of practical training.
to sign the attendance (white) sheet
as well as the Fiche De L'Élève (yellow card) each class. You
must stay for the entire duration of the two hour lecture. A maximum of
21 persons is allowed in each class. Each Module must be
reserved online in advance subject to
Theory module appointments must be reserved a maximum of one
month (30 days) in advance and cancelled no earlier than 48 hours
City Driving School reserves the right to refuse
any registration not complying with these rules. A minimum of
three participants is required to conduct a class.
YOU MAY RESERVE
a theory module well in advance as long as you have sufficient
time to synchronise the driving lessons that apply.
PLEASE REFER TO CONTRACT CONDITIONS.
To avoid any confusion please read the following section very
carefully. Failure to comply with these regulations may prolong
the necessary time that it will take to complete the program.
(theory only) is a prerequisite for a learner’s licence.
You can attend any of these modules in any order. However,
Module 5 (Evaluation) can only be attended if all previous
Modules were completed. Duration: 1 month minimum.
1 to 4 cover vehicle components and systems, rules of the
Highway Safety Code,
road signs and traffic signals, the profile of a safe,
cooperative and responsible driver, the rules of proactive and
courteous driving and information on at-risk behaviours.
Module 5, City Driving School will give a theoretical evaluation
prepared by the SAAQ. After passing this test, candidates may go
to the SAAQ to get their learner’s licence (permis d'apprenti)
with the document (attestation)
certifying successful completion of Phase 1. An appointment is
to pick up your learner's licence if you are a
Canadian citizen, details of documents needed may be viewed by
You will need to fill out a medical
questionnaire at the SAAQ asking you about your general health.
If you are under 18 years old you will need the consent of a
parent or a guardian. If they will not be present you may
download a consent form by
Candidates who are not Canadian citizens must call
to make an appointment to open a file with the SAAQ. They will
ask you what your status is and will tell you to bring certain
documents. You may ask for your learner’s licence
after having satisfied the requirements of the SAAQ.
introduces practical training in a guided driving context led by
the driving instructor.
You may attend Modules as long as you passed the Evaluation in
Module 5. In-car sessions will be scheduled only if your
learner's licence has been issued. Duration: 1 month minimum.
Module 6 focuses on accompanied driving, which is mandatory in Québec
for all learner’s licence holders. Individuals who will act as
accompanying riders are invited to attend the courses in this
module, which covers the importance of accompanied driving,
their role as accompanying rider and the tools that are
available to them.
7 covers the OEA driving strategy to enable drivers to improve
their ability to detect dangers and anticipate risks.
sessions 1 to 4 focus on basic vehicle manoeuvres and adopting
safe, cooperative and responsible behaviour in simple driving
continues the theoretical and practical training in a
semi-guided driving context.
In-car sessions 1 to 4 must be completed before being eligible
to start Phase 3.
Duration: 56 days
8 is entirely devoted to speeding, which is a major cause of
offences and accidents among young drivers age 16 to 24.
9 focuses on sharing the road, particularly with vulnerable
users (pedestrians, cyclists, moped and motorized scooter
operators, motorcyclists, etc.) as well as heavy vehicles and
10 covers alcohol and drugs, also significant causes of offences
and accidents among young drivers.
In-car sessions 5 to 8 must be completed before being eligible
to attend Module 10.
sessions 5 to 10, provide candidates with the opportunity to
learn more complex driving manoeuvres and to adopt safe,
cooperative and responsible behaviour in a variety of driving
The goal of
Phase 4 is
to have the learner become an independent driver.
11 completes the training on other risk factors – driver fatigue
and distractions behind the wheel.
12 covers ecodriving.
If you have held your learner’s licence for at
least 10 months
and you have completed Modules 11 and 12, you are eligible to
attempt the SAAQ knowledge test. You may call 514-873-5803 for
an appointment or schedule one on line by
You can schedule the SAAQ road test
immediately after having passed the knowledge test. A car (with
proof of insurance) is needed for the SAAQ road test. Ask us for
more information if you need an insured vehicle.
sessions 11 to 14 provide learners with opportunities to further
their ability to manoeuvre the vehicle and adopt safe,
cooperative and responsible behaviours in a variety of
environments. Lessons 12/13 or 13/14 are paired lessons
shared with another student. One hour is reserved for driving,
the other is observation.
session 15 is a summary of what was learned during the in-car
sessions, in preparation for the Société de l’assurance
automobile du Québec’s road test. It must be a single, private
By the road test date you will have had your learner’s licence
for 12 months and you must have completed the last 5 driving
lessons (in-car sessions 11 to 14). You will need to present
your valid learner’s licence as well as a new attestation from
City Driving School. If you are still under 18 years of age you
will need another consent form which can be downloaded
The applicable SAAQ fees can be viewed