As of January 17, 2010, individuals 16 years and above are required to take a driving course from a certified driving school.
These drivers ed programs consist of 24 hours of in-class theory, and 15 hours (minimum) of in-car sessions.
There are 4 phases each consistent of theory and driving intermittently.
Once singed up, Phase 1 begins with the first 4 modules, followed by a 5th module for the examination which is to be done at the driving school. Each module is a 2 hour theory class which is to be taken a total of 1 month to complete.
Once the student has successfully passed the theoretical examination, which is a series of 30 multiple choice questions, he or she will receive an attestation from the certified driving school.
With this certificate, the individual must then present them at the SAAQ with required documentation and $ 70 for the printing of the license.
Once the passage, they are legally allowed to drive with an accompanying rider who has had a valid license for more than 2 years of the date that passed their driving exam. The student will then follow phase 2 through 4 for the remaining 11 months.
10 months after the individual receive their learners right, assuming the drivers ed course is followed on schedule, the individual receives another attestation and is now allowed to go do the theoretical exam done at the SAAQ. The theory exam consistors of 3 parts multiple choice and must score a minimum of 75% in each part.
One month after passing this exam the student may schedule to take their road test with the last attestation from the driving school.