Driver's License: Exam Appointments

You must pass a written knowledge test and a behind-the-wheel driving test for all license classes 1-5. To arrange an appointment for all driver’s license exams, contact any Access PEI location.

All beginner drivers are required to apply for an Instruction Driver’s Permit and follow the Graduated Driver Licensing Program before a full Class 5 license will be issued. For information, review Graduated Driver Licensing Program

If you are a newcomer to Prince Edward Island, visit the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada/Driving and Registering a Car

If you are enrolled in a certified driver education program, you will be tested in class for both an Instruction Permit and a Class 5 Drivers License.

What is the fee for a driver’s license exam?

For current fees for driving courses, testing and licensing, go to Drivers License Fees

You can also refer to the Highway Traffic Act, Chapter H-5 - Fees Regulations: Table 5: Miscellaneous Service and Document Fees.

For your Class 5 license road test at Highway Safety/Access PEI you must:

  1. Be accompanied by a driver who has held a valid driver’s license for at least four years
  2. Bring a vehicle that meets all safety requirements
  3. Present valid registration and insurance slips for your vehicle
  4. Have your valid Instruction Permit
  5. Proof of successful completion of the Novice Driver Course.

If you are enrolled in a certified driver education program, you do not need to take the Novice Driver Course but you must have a vision exam at Highway Safety/Access PEI. You will write the test for your Instruction Permit in your driver education class. At the end of the program, your instructor will conduct a road test and certify you for a Class 5 Drivers License. When you successfully pass the road test, you must return to Highway Safety for your photo driver’s license.


Published date: 
November 16, 2017
Transportation and Infrastructure

General Inquiries

Access PEI/Highway Safety Head Office
33 Riverside Drive,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: 902-368-5200
Fax: 902-569-7560 

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