FREDERICTON (GNB) – Service New Brunswick is now offering online written tests for motorcycles, mopeds and scooters.

New riders writing the motorcycle test will still have to complete a motorcycle safety course as part of the graduated licencing system.

“Last year due to COVID we offered the test through the motorcycle safety courses, but this year we have moved the test online,” said Service New Brunswick Minister Mary Wilson. “The motorcycle road test will also be available this year, however we expect demand to be high and we ask for patience when trying to book it.”

The new online motorcycle test is an add-on to the previously launched written beginner driver test. Last fall New Brunswick became the first province to offer online testing. Once the candidate passes the test, they can visit a Service New Brunswick centre (except Campobello) after four business days to complete the process, which includes vision screening, providing identity and residency documentation, having a photo taken, and paying for a new driver’s licence. The completion certificate from a motorcycle safety course is required at this time.

To complete online tests, a desktop or laptop connected to the internet with an enabled camera is required. Phones and tablets are not compatible at this time. In-person testing is still available at service centres.

New Brunswick introduced a graduated driver’s licence program for motorcyclists in 2015. Under the graduated program:

  • The minimum age of entry is 16 (applicants under 18 years of age must have consent that is witnessed by a non-relative).
  • Participants must successfully pass an approved motorcycle driver training course.
  • Participants must pass a vision screening and their written, basic and sign tests.
  • There is zero tolerance for alcohol or drug use for the duration of the graduated driver’s licence program, regardless of age.
  • Participants may not drive from sunset to sunrise.
  • Participants will not be permitted to tow a vehicle as defined in the Motor Vehicle Act (such as a trailer).
  • Participants cannot have any passengers on their motorcycle for the duration of the graduated driver’s licence program.
  • Participants must have their motorcycle graduated driver’s licence for 12 months without interruption.
  • Participants must successfully pass an on-road test before becoming fully licensed.