If you’re going for your ICBC road test soon, then you definitely need this ICBC Road Test Checklist. There’s nothing quite like being prepared for one of the most exciting days of your life (Okay, that was a little dramatic, but it might be true.)
Jump to a section of the ICBC Road Test Checklist, or just read through the whole thing to make sure you’re ultra-prepared. I hope that your road test day goes well!
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When you go for your ICBC road test, be sure to bring the following
- Accepted ID
- Fee for your road test
- Valid insurance and registration documents
- A safe vehicle
- Road Test Fees
- Valid Insurance & Registration Documents
- A Safe Vehicle
- Vehicles from Car Sharing or Co-Op Company
- Road Test Tips
- COVID Considerations
1. ICBC Road Test Checklist – Identification
You need two (2) pieces of identification; one primary, one secondary.
Accepted Primary ID
- BC Drivers License or Learners License
- BC Services Card with photo
- BC Identification Card (BCID)
- Canadian Birth Certificate
- Canadian Citizenship Card/Certificate
- Canadian Passport
- Canadian immigration identification record
- Department of foreign affairs Identity Card
- Permanent resident card
- Secure certificate of Indian Status
- Student, work, visitor, or temporary resident permit
Accepted Secondary ID
- Bank card (with imprinted name and signature)
- Birth certificate from foreign country
- Canadian Forces ID
- Correctional service conditional release card
- Credit card (with imprinted name and signature)
- Department of National Defence 404 driver’s licence
- Driver’s licence (Canadian or U.S.)
- Employee ID card with photo
- Foreign Affairs Canada or consular ID
- Health card issued by a Canadian province or territory (with imprinted name and signature and/or photo)
- Certificate of Indian Status
- Nexus card
- Parole certificate ID
- Canadian, US, or foreign Passport (must not be expired)
- Pleasure craft operator (Boating licence – Canadian)
- Police identification
- Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)
- Social insurance card (newer cards without a signature strip are not accepted)
- Student card (school ID)
2. ICBC Road Test Checklist – Road Test Fees
ICBC Road Test Checklist Payment Methods
You can pay with:
- American Express
- Debit cards
- Personal cheques
ICBC Road Test Fees
- Class 7 or 8 – GLP Road Test (Graduated Licensing Program) – $35 (Seniors 65+ are Free)
- Class 5 or 6 Road Test- $50 (Seniors 65+ are Free)
- Motorcycle Skills Test – Free
- House Trailer Endorsement – $50
- Re-exams initiated by RoadSafetyBC – Free
- Class 1 Road Test – $60
- Class 2 or 3 Road Test – $50
- Class 4 Road Test (Restricted & Unrestricted) – $40
- Heavy Trailer Endorsement – $50
- Pre-trip inspection (same time of commercial road test) – Free
- Pre-trip inspection including air brake, taken separately – $20
There is a $25 road test cancellation fee if you do not cancel any booked road test within 48 hours.
ICBC Fees For Driver’s Licenses
ICBC fees for driver’s licenses and road tests are separate. So, before your road test you will need to pay for the road test. And after the road test, you will need to pay for your new license when you pass.
- 5 year license renewal – $75
- 5 year license renewal for seniors 65 and older – $17
- Replacement license if lost or stolen, or upgrade – $17
- First 2 year license for non-learner drivers moving to BC – $31
- First 5 year novice license – $75
- 2 year license reinstatement – $31
- The fee for all knowledge tests – $15
- Retests after learner expires – $15
- Seniors 65 years and older – Free
- Class 7 or 8 photo learner’s license, including renewal or replacement – $10
ICBC Commercial Road Test Fees
- Class 1 – $60
- Class 2, 3 – $50
- Class 4 Restricted – $40
- Class 4 Unrestricted – $40
- Heavy trailer endorsement – $50
- Pre-trip inspections with commercial road test – Free
- Pre-trip inspection with air brake, separate from road test – $20
Medical Exam Fee
- Class 1, 2, 3, 4 – $28
- Class 5 with endorsement 18, 19, or 20 – $28
- Voluntary workers commercial license – Free (Restrictions apply)
3. ICBC Road Test Checklist – Valid Insurance & Registration Documents
Make sure your car insurance is valid, and that you have your vehicle registration documents in the vehicle with you.
4. ICBC Road Test Checklist – A Safe Vehicle
You must bring a safe vehicle for your ICBC road test. ICBC does not provide vehicles for road tests. Make sure you bring a vehicle that has a Canadian license plate.
You can bring any vehicle that you have permission and insurance to drive.
- You have enough gas/fuel
- Avoid Illegal or unsafe vehicle modifications
- You don’t have any dash warning lights (like the air bag warning light) that may affect the safe operation of your vehicle
- Make sure you don’t have any broken or cracked tail lights
- Ensure your signal lights or headlights are working
- Make sure your horn is working
- Check your seat belts aren’t frayed or not working
- Make sure your exhaust isn’t faulty
- Doors or windows need to be functioning properly
- Your tires must be safe and in good condition
- Make sure there are no cracks in your windshield
- Make sure you don’t have an illegally tinted windshield
- Vehicles must be clean and scent-free
- Remove any items that might affect health and safety
- If your vehicle isn’t safe, or doesn’t meet legal requirements, your road test may be cancelled
Top 11 Reasons Why ICBC Road Test Gets Cancelled Due To Vehicle Issues
- Windshield or windows that are cracked or illegally tinted
- Dash warning lights (air bag, brake light, battery/alternator light) that affect the safe operation of the vehicle (I think they let the ‘check engine light’ slide but don’t quote me).
- The seat belts are frayed or not working
- The brake lights on the vehicle, signal lights or headlights are not working
- Brake lights, signals and headlights have badly cracked or missing lenses
- The vehicle isn’t properly licensed or insured
- The vehicle has unsafe or illegal modifications
- The horn doesn’t work
- The tires are in bad shape
- The doors and/or windows aren’t working (for example, the door only opens from the outside)
- Gas tank (or electric charge) too low
Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database
Check out this site here to enter your vehicle and find out if it has any recalls through Transport Canada.
5.Vehicles from Car Sharing or Co-Op Company
You can use a vehicle from a car sharing co-op or another company. If you are not the named member, you need to provide a letter from the company.
This letter must be written on original letterhead, and must be dated and signed by a representative.
You’ll need a new, updated letter for each road test attempt. This letter must indicate that you are authorized to use the vehicle for an ICBC road test.
ICBC What To Bring To Road Test – No Extra People
Extra Passengers Are Not Invited
- Only the driver and the driver examiner are allowed on a road test
- No one else is allowed into the vehicle including translators, children or infants
6. ICBC Road Test Checklist – Misc.
- Audio, video and other recording devices can’t be used during the ICBC road test
- You must turn off GPS and navigation systems
- Using any of these devices could lead to the cancellation of your ICBC road test
- Only the ICBC driver examiner and examinee are allowed on the road test. Other people are not allowed. This includes translators, family members, infants, and/or children
- Pets are not permitted on the road test or in the driver licensing offices
- Guide dogs and service dogs are permitted
- Emotional support animals are not permitted
Audio, Video, GPS On Your Road Test
Video, audio and other recording devices can’t be used during the road test. GPS and other navigation systems have to be switched off. If you use these devices, your road test may be cancelled.
You are allowed to use your car’s back-up camera, but only as a supplementary tool. Examiners will still expect you to turn your head and look backwards while you are driving backwards.
7. Road Test Tips
- Don’t speed
- Check for school and playground zones
- Before you turn right, shoulder check on your right to see if there are any road users, such as pedestrians or cyclists
- Make sure you stop completely at stop signs and red lights
- Mirror, signal, and shoulder check for any lane change or change of direction
- Always keep a good, safe distance from other road users
- Scan intersections before you go through them, even if the light is green
- Drive according to road conditions
- Read more: ICBC Road Test – 35+ Detailed Tips for Success
8. ICBC Road Test Checklist – COVID
- You can book your road test online
- Masks are mandatory for all road tests
- Arrive on time
- Be prepared to answer the health screening questions
- Make sure to maintain physical distance of 2m (6ft) from ICBC representatives whenever possible
- For motorcycle road tests, riders will not be provided PPE due to the nature of the test, however, they will be required to wear the safety vest that ICBC provides. It will be sanitized after each use
- COVID – Healthlink BC
ICBC will accept any kind of money you have. So remember your wallet, your current I.D. and make sure your vehicle is in good shape and has the proper insurance and paperwork.
ICBC has recently changed their insurance model, so it may be good to check and make sure you’re allowed to operate the vehicle you’re going to use. You can check with any auto plan broker to add, remove, or update drivers on the vehicle’s insurance policy.
You will pay separately for your road test and driver’s license, so if you’re using a check, make sure to bring 2 of them.
Making sure these things are all in place will help make your road test experience go smoothly. You can read here about one student driver’s road test experience that was not-so-smooth, but they offer their advice to everyone.
And if you haven’t already, check out the epic road test tips article, class 5&7 road test differences, and options for new drivers to rent a car or use a co-op, if you need to grab a vehicle for your test. Make sure to subscribe to our new YouTube channel for fresh videos. All the best on your fun and exciting road test!
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