Here's what the link below says. Don't forget, that this encompasses a road test, and the wording says that one "gets to take the second road test after just 18 months". You could always call up RTI and ask. I wouldn't worry about it too much, unless you really want to drink and drive. Just make sure you get it done in the third or fourth year. Too many people wait until the last month or two and find out that they're not prepared.Do I have to pass the 18 month period with my M2 before doing the M2X? or is it like the M1X, where you can do it before the required time and just pick it up later on.
I did my M1X in June 2019, so 18 months puts me at early winter for an M, meaning I have to wait until next year if I can't just do the test earlier...
I'm speaking about RTI by the way.
Definitely will not do it at a DriveTest center. F that.On RTI's eligibility for the M2X course it lists needing to have an M2 for 18+ months. Though they also say in their FAQ that the certificate/proof of completion they send to DriveTest (MTO) is valid for 6 months from completion so I think technically you could do it ahead of the 18 month minimum if you have over a year with your M2.
Probably one of those cases where you would need to call them to make the arrangement.
If you are just planning on doing it through DriveTest you do need to wait a full 18 months. I'd also advise doing everything you can to never have to deal with their nightmare test centers.
The 18 months has nothing to do with RTI or any other m1x course.Definitely will not do it at a DriveTest center. F that.
Will get in touch with RTI and see if they can let me do the M2X after 12 months. Would be nice to get it sooner. At my age it might help my insurance rate substantially (or I can hope...)
Matt, wasn't it always that a new rider had to wait 18 months to upgrade their license if they took a course otherwise they had to wait 22 months without taking a course?The 18 months has nothing to do with RTI or any other m1x course.
It is the minimum amount of time you have to hold a valid m2 before upgrading.
Yeah. With no m1x course, its a two year wait minimum on an m2 to do your M road test. The 18 month thing only really matters if you time it right. Say you do your m1x in October, then you are eligible in a year and a half and can do the m2x in 18 months which takes you into April.Matt, wasn't it always that a new rider had to wait 18 months to upgrade their license if they took a course otherwise they had to wait 22 months without taking a course?
I agree with what you are saying about the 6 months thing - that has been the case for a while. No such thing as upgrading in 12 months.