First, you must get a class 6R learner's licence.
With a 6R learner's licence, you can learn the knowledge and develop the skills required to operate a motorcycle on a closed track or on the road, but only as part of a mandatory driving course taken at a driving school recognized by the Association québécoise du transport et des routes (AQTR) - French only, or at the SAAQ closed track road test.
You will therefore practice operating a motorcycle for the first time at a driving course.
Helmet use is mandatory. We also recommend that you wear a helmet with a face shield, or with goggles if there is no face shield. Clothing designed for motorcycle riding is also required including gloves, a long-sleeved jacket and long pants made of leather or a synthetic material, as well as boots or sturdy shoes.
You have to go in person to an SAAQ service centre or licensing agent to renew it. However, if a vision test is required, you must go to a service centre.