A merchant offering courses, such as driving, dance, music, or personal development courses, must provide a contract. Make sure the contents of the contract reflect the promises made to you by the merchant.

Contents of a course contract

The contract must include:

  • the name and address of the establishment;
  • your name and address;
  • the place and date the contract was signed;
  • a description of the services offered;
  • the date on which the courses will start;
  • the address where the courses will be given;
  • the number of hours, days, or weeks over which the courses will be given;
  • the hourly, daily, or weekly rate. This rate must remain the same for the duration of the contract;
  • the total amount you will need to pay;
  • the terms of payment;
  • a clause explaining the cancellation terms. The information that the cancellation clause must contain is presented in Article 46 of the Regulation respecting the application of the Consumer Protection Act.

The merchant must provide a copy of the signed contract along with a cancellation form. This form will be helpful should you ever want to cancel your contract.

Are you registering to driving courses? Make sure the driving school you are signing a contract with is recognized by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ).

Total value of the contract

The amount indicated in the contract must include:

  • the cost of the course;
  • the membership and registration fees, as well as the setup, evaluation, and administration fees, if applicable;
  • the taxes.

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Last update : January 10, 2022

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