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No holder of a Class 3 driver’s licence
shall operate a motor vehicle:
• that has a seating capacity of more than
   15, while that vehicle is transporting
   any person other than the driver
• to transport passengers for hire

You must provide a single motor vehicle
having three or more axles for the road
test. An air brake “Q” endorsement is
required to operate air brake equipped
vehicles. If the vehicle provided for the road
test is equipped with air brakes, you must
have either an air brake “Q” endorsement
or a course completion certificate from an
approved air brake organization.

 NOTE: Drivers of single-motor vehicles
 registered as farm vehicles do not
 require an air brake “Q” endorsement.

Class 4

The minimum learning or licensing age is
18 years. You may not apply for a Class 4
driver’s licence as a probationary driver.

The holder of a Class 4 driver’s
licence may operate the following:
• any motor vehicle or combination of
   vehicles that the holder of a Class 5 
   driver’s licence may operate
• a bus that has a seating capacity of not
   more than 24, excluding the operator
• an ambulance or taxi
• all motor vehicles under classes 1, 2, 3
   and 6 for learning only

You must provide a Class 5 vehicle or a
bus with a seating capacity not exceeding
24 passengers excluding the operator for
a road test. An air brake “Q” endorsement

is required to operate air brake equipped
vehicles. If the vehicle provided for the road
test is equipped with air brakes, you must
have either an air brake “Q” endorsement
or a course completion certificate from an
approved air brake organization.

Upgrading your
licence

The following information is specific for
upgrading a driver’s licence to the
professional classes.

General information for
Classes 1, 2, 3 and 4

• The minimum learning or licensing age
   for these classes is 18 years. To learn
   to drive a commercial class vehicle, you
   must have at least a Class 5 or a Class
   5 GDL driver’s licence. You may not
   apply for these driver’s licences if you
   are in the Graduated Driver Licensing
   Program.
• You do not need an air brake
   endorsement when learning to operate
   a vehicle that is equipped with air
   brakes.
• A medical report is required to upgrade
   to a Class 1, 2 or 4 licence.
   · Medical forms are available from a
     registry agent, or a doctor. A doctor
     must complete this form.
   · A medical report is required when
     first applying for a licence and:
     - every 5 years after that, until
     45 years of age
     - every 2 years from age 45 to 65
     - every year after you turn age 65.

 

CHAPTER ONE                                                       COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENCE REQUIREMENTS  9

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