To get your commercial vehicle licence, you need to study Driving Commercial Vehicles, take the appropriate knowledge test, practice driving under a Learner’s licence, and take the commercial road test.
To qualify for a commercial licence, you must:
Note: If you're submitting out-of-province driving records, make sure they're original copies that were issued directly by your former licensing office in the past 90 days. Unfortunately, we can't accept photocopies, faxes, printouts or letters. Records are considered valid for up to 90 days after their date of issue.
To be prepared for your test, read and study Driving Commercial Vehicles. You can pick up a copy from your nearest driver licensing office, or download it here. The beginning of the guide explains which chapters you need to study for the type of licence you need.
You will need to pass a knowledge and road signs test for Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 licences, and meet medical standards.
When you come in for your test, you need to bring:
Your parent or a legal guardian must give consent for your application if you're 18.
You can take the test at any driver licensing office except these locations:
If you pass the knowledge test, you will be issued a commercial Learner’s licence.
The commercial road test has three parts:
Traffic fines and debts
To receive licensing services, any fines or debts owed to ICBC or the province must be paid.