Teach an ICBC-approved course
Licensed driver training schools can have their class 7 or 8 driver training course approved by ICBC. This course is designed for new drivers in our graduated licensing program (GLP) and provides many benefits.
Benefits of an ICBC-approved course
The course, which is based on our Mapping a Safe Course curriculum, aims to actively engage new drivers in learning in a fun, interactive way. It focuses on helping drivers develop a safe, responsible attitude behind the wheel.
Student drivers who take an approved course could receive:
- two grade 11 credits towards high school graduation, and a
- six-month reduction in their Novice (N) stage of graduated licensing.
Qualifying for a six-month reduction in the N Stage
To qualify, a student must complete the course within 365 days from start to finish while in the GLP learner stage, and have no violations or at-fault crashes during the first 18 months of their N stage.
If you are a licensed driving school interested in offering this excellent course to your students, learn how to submit your course for approval.
Class 7 - Passenger vehicle training hours
- Minimum classroom instruction — 16 hours
- Minimum individual on-road instruction — 12 hours
- Discretionary time — 4 hours
- Total 32 hours
Class 8 - Motorcycle training hours
- Minimum closed circuit instruction — 10 hours
- Minimum classroom instruction — 13 hours
- Minimum on-road instruction — 14 hours
- Discretionary time — 2 hours
- Total 39 hours
Topics taught include:
- avoiding risks like speeding and driving impaired
- driver psychology
- rules of the road
- vehicle performance, and
- vehicle-handling skills.