Driver Education

Completing Licensing Requirements

Passing the test in class doesn't mean you can get behind the wheel. You need a licence before you can drive. Depending on your situation, there are three possible outcomes:

1. You passed the knowledge test and vision screening

Congratulations! Go to an Autopac agent to pay the applicable fees and get your licence. Remember to bring the following items with you:

  • A signed Parental or Legal Guardian Approval form from the Driver’s Handbook. You can also bring your parent or legal guardian with you to co-sign your driver’s licence application.
  • Customer number – the document you received when you registered as a customer (it’s called a Change Particulars) has your number
  • Corrective lenses (if required).
  • Payment for the licence ($20, plus premium of up to $45).

In rural locations without an Autopac agent or Manitoba Public Insurance Service Centre, a Mobile Examiner can do this for you.

2. You Didn't Make It

That’s OK. Not everyone passes the test on the first try. You must wait seven days before you can re-take the test at a Manitoba Public Insurance location. You'll need to bring the same items listed in the You Passed section, as well as a $10 test re-write charge.

3. You Couldn’t Write the Test in Class

If you couldn't take the knowledge test in the classroom because you were absent, you'll have to take it at a Manitoba Public Insurance location. You will need to bring your customer number and a letter from your instructor marked "Special Consideration." This will entitle you to take the test once without charge.

4. If you need a Vision Screening Re-test

If you couldn’t do the vision screening in the classroom because you were absent or you need to have a re-test, you’ll have to do it at a Manitoba Public Insurance location.

If you have questions about the test or other licensing procedures, call Manitoba Public Insurance at 204-985-7000 (Winnipeg) or toll-free at 1-800-665-2410.