Driver licensing

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.​

What to know

After you book your appointment, we’ll email you specific instructions and also send two reminder emails. You must arrive at your check-in time and bring the following:

  1. One primary ID and one secondary ID. Learn more about what types of ID we accept.

  2. Payment for your road test fee.

  3. A safe, reliable and insured vehicle with a Canadian licence plate. You'll need to tell us the plate number at the counter.


  • If you plan to use a vehicle from a car sharing co-op or company and are not the named member, you must provide an original letter from the company that authorizes you to use the vehicle for an ICBC road test. The letter must be on company letterhead and signed and dated by a representative of that company. You’ll need to provide a new letter for each road test attempt.

  • You cannot use audio, video or other recording devices during your road test, and must turn off all GPS and navigation systems. Using these devices can lead to the cancellation of your test.

Get ready for your road test​​​​​

We want you to feel as prepared, confident and comfortable as possible. Come prepared with questions and review our tip sheet below. It outlines what you can expect from your road test, your examiner and provides some tips to help you pass your test. 

Our tip sheet is available in the following six languages:​  

Vehicle safety checklist

You need to bring a safe, reliable vehicle that is properly insured 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.

10 most common reasons a vehicle might not be accepted for a road test

  1. Cracked or illegally tinted windshield or windows

  2. Dash warning lights (e.g. air bag) that affect the safe operation of the vehicle

  3. Seatbelts not working or frayed

  4. Brake lights, signal lights or headlights not working or with badly cracked or missing lenses

  5. Interior of vehicle is not clean or there are items in the interior that may affect health or safety

  6. Unsafe or illegal vehicle modifications​​​

  7. Horn not working

  8. Unsafe tires​

  9. Doors or windows not operating (e.g. doors don’t open from inside)

  10. ​Gas tank or electric charge too low

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

Review the feedback on your previous road test form. We recently improved the form to give Learners specific feedback to help them understand 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.

Quick links

Tips to pass your road test