Getting a PEI Driver’s License

All driving license and registration services, except for driving examinations, are offered at Access PEI locations across PEI.

Driving examinations are conducted at the Access PEI offices located in Alberton, Charlottetown, Montague, Souris and Summerside.

How do I get my first driver’s license?

If you are a beginner driver, you must follow the three-year Graduated Driver Licensing Program before you will be issued a Class 5 driver’s licence. First you must get your Instruction Driver’s Permit. Find more information at Getting an Instruction Driver’s Permit.

How do I renew my license?

You can renew your driver's license up to five (5) months before the expiry date on your license card. Before your license expires, you should appear at Access PEI in person to Renew Your Driver’s License.  

What if I hold a driver’s license from another province or country?

If you are a resident of PEI with a valid driver’s license from another province or country you must transfer to a PEI license within four months. For more information refer to Driving with an Out-of-Province Driver’s License. 

What if I want to drive another type of vehicle?

You may need a different class license to operate other types of vehicles, such as a motor cycle, a large truck or passenger van. Find more information about other licenses in Classes of Driver Licenses

What is the fee for a driver’s license?

The fee for a driver’s license is based on the class of license and testing required. For current licensing fees, refer to Drivers License Fees

All driving license and registration fees are prescribed in the Highway Traffic Act Fees Regulations.

Please note: A PEI driver’s license is a laminated wallet-size card with your photo and other personal information which can be used as a valid photo ID. All license/photo ID cards are issued with design and security features to help prevent identity theft and fraud. When you apply for a new or renewed license, you will receive a temporary document which is valid for 30 days. Your new card will be printed in an offsite facility and may take up to 14 business days to arrive in the mail. See Changes to Driver’s License and Photo ID Card.

 

Published date: 
October 31, 2017
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11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
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Phone: (902) 368-5100
Fax: (902) 368-5395

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