ICBC What To Bring To Road Test – The Easy Details

What To Bring To Your Road Test

There’s nothing quite like showing up for your road test and realizing you’re not prepared, especially if you’ve waited a long time for your appointment. ICBC – What to bring to road test ? It’s a common question and we will get into the details right now.

For more information about the ICBC road tests, check out the difference between class 5 and 7 road test, get the best road test tips, or check out the knowledge test.

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When you go for your ICBC road test, be sure to bring the following

  1. Accepted ID
  2. Fee for your road test
  3. Valid insurance and registration documents
  4. A safe vehicle

1. ICBC What To Bring To Road Test – Accepted ID

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You’ll need to bring two pieces of ID: one primary & one secondary.

Examples of Primary ID For ICBC Road Test

  • B.C. driver’s licence or learner’s licence
  • B.C. photo services card
  • ​Combination driver’s licence and BC Services Card
  • B.C. identification card (BCID)
  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Canadian citizenship card/certificate
  • Canadian passport
  • Canadian immigration identification record
  • Identity card
  • Permanent resident card (previously Canadian record of landing)
  • Secure certificate of Indian Status
  • Student, work, visitor, or temporary resident permit (IMM1442)

Accepted Secondary ID For ICBC Road Test

Secondary ID may be expired for up to one year except *passports.

  • Bank card (both your imprinted name and signature must appear on the card)
  • Birth certificate from foreign country
  • Canadian Forces ID
  • Correctional service conditional release card
  • Credit card (both your imprinted name and signature must appear on the card)
  • 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. Your name must be imprinted and include your signature and/or photo. (health cards with a signature to acknowledge organ donation are not accepted)
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Nexus card
  • Parole certificate ID
  • Passport (Canadian or foreign, including U.S. passport card). *not accepted if 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)

Fees For ICBC Road Test

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ICBC driver licensing offices accept the following forms of payment

  • Cash
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Debit cards
  • Personal cheques

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

Fees For Knowledge Test & Learners License

  • 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

Road Test Fees

  • Class 7, 8 GLP Graduated Licensing Program – $35
  • Class 7,8 GLP Graduated Licensing Program Seniors 65 and over – Free
  • Class 5, 6 – $50
  • Class 5,6 Seniors over 65 – Free
  • Motorcycle skills test – Free
  • House trailer endorsement – $50

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. Valid Insurance & Registration Documents

Check your license plate to make sure your insurance is up to date with the correct stickers. Make sure you have your paperwork inside the vehicle. And, make sure you’re allowed to drive the vehicle based on the insurance and ownership details.

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4. A Safe Vehicle

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Vehicle Safety Checklist

  • Bring a safe, reliable vehicle for your road test
  • The vehicle’s interior must be clean
  • The vehicle must be scent-free
  • The vehicle must be free of anything that might affect health and safety

Top 11 Reasons Why ICBC Road Test Gets Cancelled Due To Vehicle Issues

  1. Windshield or windows that are cracked or illegally tinted
  2. 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).
  3. The seat belts are frayed or not working
  4. The brake lights on the vehicle, signal lights or headlights are not working
  5. Brake lights, signals and headlights have badly cracked or missing lenses
  6. The vehicle isn’t properly licensed or insured
  7. The vehicle has unsafe or illegal modifications
  8. The horn doesn’t work
  9. The tires are in bad shape
  10. The doors and/or windows aren’t working (for example, the door only opens from the outside)
  11. 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.

ICBC What To Bring To Road Test – No Extra People

Extra Passengers Are Not Invited

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  • 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

ICBC What To Bring To Road Test – Service Animals And Pets On The Road Test

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Check out what kinds of furry friends you can bring with you to the ICBC road test

  • Guide dogs are allowed on a road test and in driver licensing offices
  • Service dogs are allowed on a road test and in driver licensing offices
  • Pets are not permitted on a road test or in driver licensing offices
  • Emotional support animals aren’t permitted
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Your road test might be cancelled if your vehicle isn’t safe. For example, if the seat belts aren’t working. If your vehicle doesn’t meet legal requirements, the test may be cancelled on the spot.

ICBC What To Bring To The Road Test – A Canadian Licensed Vehicle

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Vehicles Must Have Canadian License Plates

The vehicle you use for your road test must have Canadian plates.

You can bring any vehicle that you have permission and insurance to drive. This may or may not be your own car.

There are some options for renting a car or using a car sharing co-op if you don’t have a vehicle lined up. ICBC does not provide any vehicles.

Using a Vehicle From Car Sharing Co-op or Company

If you plan to use a vehicle from a car sharing co-op or company for your road test, that’s fine. If you are not the named member, you have to provide a letter from the company authorizing you to use the vehicle for the ICBC road test.

This letter must be written on original letterhead, dated, and signed by a representative of the company. You’ll need a new letter for each road test attempt.

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.

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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!

Carmen Cohoe

Carmen became a driving instructor in beautiful North Vancouver at the age of 22 due to some crazy people who agreed to hire her. After that, there was never a dull moment teaching many different folks from many different places how to drive using automatic and standard vehicles and a minivan.

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