Be certain 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
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.
Phase 1 (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:
Modules 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.
In 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 not needed to pick up your learner's licence if
you are a Canadian citizen, details of documents needed may be
viewed by clicking
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 514-954-7771
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 immediately after having satisfied the requirements of the SAAQ.
Phase 2 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
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.
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 eco-driving.
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
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
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 double 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.
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