Prepare for your road test appointment
Before you come to your road test, make sure you have the right ID, documentation, and that your vehicle is test-ready.
Road tests and COVID-19
Please visit our COVID-19 page for the latest information on our phased approach for increasing in-person driver licensing services.
What to bring to your road test
When you come for your test, be sure to bring:
- If you plan to use a vehicle from a car sharing co-op or company and are not the named member, you must provide a letter from the company authorizing you to use the vehicle for an ICBC road test; the letter must be written on original letterhead, dated, and signed by a representative of the company. A new letter must be produced for each road test attempt.
- Audio, video and other recording devices cannot be used during your road test. GPS and navigation systems must be turned off. Using
these devices could lead to the cancellation of your road test appointment.
- Vehicles must have Canadian plates
Prepare questions for your examiner
We want you to feel as prepared, confident and comfortable as possible. Come prepared with questions, and if you can, print and complete the ready for your road test card. It'll help your examiner to understand your needs and answer your questions before you start.
Vehicle safety checklist
You need to bring a safe, reliable vehicle for your road test.
Your vehicle's interior must be clean and scent-free, and free of any items that may affect health and safety.
Only the Driver Examiner and examinee are permitted on a road test. No
other person may be permitted including translators, children or infants.
Other than guide dogs and service dogs, pets are not permitted on a road test or in our driver licensing offices. This includes emotional support animals.
If it isn't safe (e.g. seatbelts not working, outstanding serious vehicle safety recall) or doesn't meet legal requirements, we may have to cancel your test.
Check the Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for vehicle safety recalls.
Rescheduling or cancelling your road test
We understand things come up. If you're going to cancel or rebook, please give 48 hours' notice to avoid a $25 cancellation fee.
Retaking your road test
feedback on your previous road test form.
We recently improved the form to give Learners specific feedback to help
what they need to become a safe and competent driver. Make sure you practice as much as
possible to ensure you’re prepared to retake the test.