Class 5 Road Test
Booking a Road Test
- Appointments may be booked up to 60 days in advance of your road test eligibility date (a minimum of nine months after obtaining your Class 5 Learner's Licence). You will not be able to take the road test before your eligibility date.
- Road test cost is $30. Purchase and book your appointment at any Autopac agent.
- Only one road test appointment per road test service is permitted.
Please note: The customer will need to give written consent for another individual, including a parent or legal guardian, to purchase and book a road test on their behalf. This requirement is dictated by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) which prohibits us from releasing any information about another customer without their written consent.
Remember, if you don’t pass the road test the first time you must wait 14 days before you can retake it.
Road Test Preparation
- You are responsible for providing a vehicle for the road test.
- Check vehicle equipment:
- Prior to the road test, check your vehicle to ensure all equipment is functioning properly (lightings systems, tires, brake system, horn, left mirror, rear view mirror, windshield, seat belts, vehicle registration stickers). A complete list of equipment the Driver Examiner checks can be found in the Vehicle Equipment Section of the Manitoba Driver’s Handbook.
- If your vehicle has equipment problems or deficiencies, the test may be cancelled and you will have to rebook.
- Arrive early for the road test appointment with the proper documents:
- Check in for the road test 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Your road test may be cancelled if you are late.
- Ensure you have a valid learner’s licence and a valid registration certificate for the vehicle you will be using, or your test will be cancelled.
- If the road test is cancelled for any reason (prior to driving) you will have to rebook. You must be accompanied by a qualified supervising driver when you come for your road test.
- After you check in, a driver examiner calls you, introduces himself or herself, checks your documents, and asks you to sign the road test sheet.
- You then proceed to your vehicle.
- The examiner asks you to get in and start the vehicle.
- He/she checks the vehicle to ensure it meets standards. If there are vehicle deficiencies, the road test may be cancelled.
- The examiner explains how the test will be conducted, providing you with an opportunity to ask the questions:
- This is your only opportunity to ask questions. No questions are permitted once you're on the road. So, if you are unsure about anything, ask now.
- Explanation of the test results:
- Once the road test is complete, the examiner explains the test results, whether or not you pass.
- If you fail, you will have to pay for and book another appointment (minimum 14 days wait).
- If you pass, you will be issued a Class 5I (Intermediate Stage) Licence.
NOTE: For more information on requirements for the Intermediate Phase of the GDL program, please click here.
Retaking Your Class 5 Road Test
After an unsuccessful road test, there is a 14-day waiting period before you may take the test again. You can schedule your appointment for any time after this waiting period is over.
Remember, test applicants must demonstrate the following skills:
- Vehicle condition: you are responsible for the condition of your vehicle. The examiner will ask you to check basic operating features of your vehicle.
- Vehicle control: you must demonstrate the ability to control the vehicle when starting, stopping, steering, shifting, signaling, backing, parking and turning.
- Rules of the road: you must demonstrate the ability to interpret and react to stop signs, railway crossings, traffic lights, right-of-way, speed, road or lane use, intersections and other rules of the road.
- Observation: you must demonstrate the ability to observe all relevant conditions around the vehicle by using the mirrors correctly. You must check behind and in the blind spots and must look well ahead to anticipate changing traffic situations and conditions.
Be sure to review the following resources to assist you in successfully retaking your road test: