Upgrade your driver training instructor's licence

If you hold an instructor’s licence, you can add additional designations for different types of vehicle training.

Types of training designations
Designation Description Requisites Training required
Class 5 Permits instructor to conduct passenger vehicle training.
  • Must hold and have held a Class 5 driver's licence for at least 3 years.
  • Must meet Class 4 medical standards.
  • One-on-one training: 85-hours, or
  • Group training: 100 to 105-hours.
GLP Permits conduct of an ICBC (GLP) – approved driver education course. Also allows the conduct of theory training. Must hold a valid Class 5/7 or 6/8 instructor licence. five day or two weekend GLP instructor course. Learn more.
Class 6 Permits instructor to conduct motorcycle training.
  • Must hold and have held a Class 6 driver’s licence for at least 3 years.
  • Must meet Class 4 medical standards.
80 hours.
Class 1 Permits instructor to conduct commercial vehicle (Class 1-4) training.
  • Must hold and have held a Class 1 driver’s licence for at least 3 years.
  • Must have held a driver’s licence for at least 5 years.
  • Must meet Class 1 medical standards.
40 hours — After successfully completing or enrolled in a Class 5 training course.
Air brake Permits instructor to conduct air brake training. Must have 2 years air brake experience. 35 hours.
Learn more.

Have you recently completed a medical evaluation?

If you have completed a medical within the past year for your Class 1 driver's licence, ask your doctor to send us a copy and we'll review it. It may not be necessary for you to have another medical evaluation.

Steps to add a designation

  1. Contact us to ensure that you qualify for the designation.
  2. If you qualify
  3. After completing your training, send the following to ICBC’s Driver Training Unit:

Mail to:

ICBC Driver Training Industry Support
PO Box 3750
Victoria B.C. V8W 3Y5