What Is Quebec's SAAQ Test?


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The Quebec SAAQ test is a test taken by all drivers in Quebec to get a driver?s license. The test consists of one hour of road safety quizzes and a 30-minute road test. The candidate must be at least 16 years old and have the required documents.

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Before booking an appointment, SAAQ expects the candidate to review various reading materials that contain the driving rules, road safety signs and related quizzes. The theory test costs between $10 and $20, while the driving test costs between $20 and $30, depending on the policies of that particular SAAQ outlet, as of 2015. After passing both tests, candidates pay an additional fee for processing a learner?s driving permit, which is valid for 18 months.

Some important documents required before the test include the SAAQ photo identification card, a driving school certificate, the learner?s license and a parental permission slip for candidates who are under 18 years old.

A candidate must receive a score of 75 percent or more to be eligible for the driver?s license. The candidate may retake the rest within one to seven days after failing the first test. To schedule an appointment, the candidate should fill out an appointment form at the SAAQ website and print out the confirmation receipt.

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