Prince Edward Island Driver’s License Procedure
Steps to get your Graduated Driver’s license (Class 7 & 5) in Prince Edward Island
There are 3 stages in getting driver’s license.
- PEI Stage 1 or Class 7 license -- called the Instruction Permit.
- PEI Stage 2 – learner’s license.
- PEI Stage 3 or Class 5 license – Driver’s license.
- Eligible to this level only when you are above 16 years of age.
- Appear at the Highway Safety office in your area for the written test (sample PEI written test online) on rules and sign-recognition based on the PEI Driver’s Handbook. Complete the vision test.
- You will be certified by your driver education instructor and will be issued a PEI Instruction Permit valid for 2 years.
- You must complete the PEI Novice Driver Course before you are eligible for a road test which lasts about 5 hours and is usually taught in 2 separate sessions. Get register in advance and bring the PEI Instruction Permit to the first class.
- You may drive a motor vehicle only when a licensed driver, who has held a PEI Driver’s License for at least 4 years, and who does not have a blood alcohol count of 0.05 or more, occupies the seat beside you.
- The only passengers permitted in the vehicle are the person providing the instruction and that person’s immediate family.
- Drivers in the PEI GDL Program may not drive between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. This does not apply to individuals who have a Prince Edward Island Instruction Permit (Class 7) and are 21 years old or older.
- PEI Drivers who are learning to operate vehicles in Classes 5, 6 and 9 must obtain an Instruction Permit (Class 7).
- The 365-day waiting period will not apply if the previous Prince Edward Island Instruction Permit is expired less than one year.
- You must stay in this stage for 2 years.
- Eligible to this level only when you have a minimum of 17 years of age.
- Eligible to this level only when passed the PEI road test. The driving school will also conduct the road test to certify you for a PEI Class 5 Driver’s License.
- You must wait a minimum 275 days before a road test can be conducted by the driving school for certification of a PEI Class 5 Driver’s License.
- You must get your Class 5 photo license within 30 days after you successfully complete the road test.
- Prince Edward Island Drivers in the GDL Program must have zero blood alcohol content (BAC).
- You are warned at five, six, seven or eight demerit points and suspended for one month when nine demerit points are accumulated.
NOTE: All Prince Edward Island Drivers’ Licenses expire at midnight on the birthday of the licensed driver.
Requirements for getting the license in Prince Edward Island
- Must be 16 years of age
- You must also have an acceptable knowledge of road signs, rules of the road and safe driving practices, and must pass the vision test.
- Must pass the first and second road tests.
What to bring to the PEI test center
- Proof of your age. Birth certificate is accepted. Passport or Immigration papers will be verified before a Driver’s license or Instruction Permit will be issued.
- Parents’ consent form (found in the “Co-Pilot” brochure) signed by both parents and legal guardians. (When your age is below 18)
- Driver education students must return a completed Master Sheet approved by the driving school.
- Valid registration and insurance. -- Accompanied by a licensed driver who has held a valid Driver’s License for at least four years.
- Vehicle meeting safety requirements.
- Valid Instruction Permit.
- Completion of a Novice Driver Course.
Fees required for getting the Prince Edward Island license
- License fee is $60 for 3 years
- Knowledge test fee is $20
- Test for instruction permit $20
Prince Edward Island Driver’s Handbook and Sample Online Test
PEI Driver’s License Websites and phones
- Contact PEI Alberton at (902) 853-8622
- Contact PEI Summerside at (902) 888-8000
- Contact PEI Charlottetown at (902) 368-5200
- Contact PEI Montague at (902) 838-0600
- Contact PEI Souris at (902) 687-7000