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You can now take the driver's licence knowledge test online

There are anti-fraud features to protect the integrity of the test
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Nova Scotians will now be able to take their driver licence knowledge test online. The new bilingual service introduced today, October 21, will provide a more convenient option to get a learner's licence.

"We are introducing another digital service to make it easier and more convenient for Nova Scotians to access government programs," said Colton LeBlanc, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services. "The new service means Nova Scotians can complete the driver licence knowledge test at their convenience and from the comfort of their home."

Before launching the new digital service, assessments were conducted to ensure all appropriate security controls are in place. There are also anti-fraud features to protect the integrity of the test.

The online knowledge test and more information on the service are available at:

Driver licence knowledge tests continue to be available in-person at Access Nova Scotia Centres.

Quick Facts:
-- Motor Vehicle Act regulations require a person to successfully complete a knowledge test to obtain a learner's driver licence or commercial driver licences
-- approximately 40,000 knowledge tests are completed each year; it is one of many government services offered in English and French
-- about 90 per cent of knowledge tests taken are for a learner's licence
-- the online knowledge test needs to be completed on a device that has a camera to capture the applicant during testing
-- there is a $15.15 fee to complete a knowledge test in person or online

Additional Resources:
Nova Scotia Driver's Handbook:

More Access Nova Scotia's online services can be found here:


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