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Class 1 & Class 3 Licences

Conditions* to obtain a class 1 licence (Heavy Vehicle Combination)

  • Hold a class 5 licence (passenger vehicle) for 3 years OR for 2 years if you have successfully completed a truck driving training program with a training centre recognized by the SAAQ.
  • Pass the SAAQ’s vision test
  • Have no more than 3 demerit points entered on your driving record.
  • Not have had your licence suspended or revoked during the previous 2 years.
  • Provide a satisfactory medical report (SAAQ Form M-28).
  • Pass the SAAQ knowledge test (general and air brake system).
  • Pass the 2 SAAQ road tests (pre-trip inspection, closed track)
Note: Class 1 also authorizes the holder to operate all other types of road vehicles, except for motorcycles.

Conditions* to obtain a class 1 licence (Straight-Body Truck)

  • Hold a class 5 licence (passenger vehicle) for 2 years.
  • Pass the SAAQ’s vision test
  • Have no more than 3 demerit points entered on your driving record.
  • Not have had your licence suspended or revoked during the previous 2 years.
  • Provide a satisfactory medical report (SAAQ Form M-28).
  • Pass the SAAQ knowledge test (general and air brake system).
  • Pass the 2 SAAQ road tests (pre-trip inspection, closed track)
Note: A class 3 licence also authorizes its holder to drive all other types of vehicles, except for road vehicles covered by class 1, class 2 and class 6 (motorcycles).

* For specific details concerning each class of licence, go to SAAQ’s official web site.