To operate a vehicle equipped with air brakes on a highway (public road), you need a B.C. driver's licence with an air brake endorsement.
To get an “on-highway” air brake endorsement, you must
Note: In some cases, drivers with a lot of air brake experience may not have to take an air brake course.
Two types of air brake courses are available in B.C.: driver-certification and standard.
A certification course includes
If you pass this course, you may not have to take the ICBC pre-trip inspection test.
A standard course includes 16 hours of classroom theory on air brake systems.
Air brake courses are offered by
Find a driving school —lists licensed schools offering air brake courses.
We recommend asking the school to provide you with
When you're issued a driver's licence, ICBC assigns you a security keyword (for example, your mother’s maiden name). Don't share your keyword with a driving school or anyone else (except ICBC staff).