Driver training students must hold a valid licence
2 July 2014 (Updated: 25 July 2014)
This is a reminder that driving schools and their instructors are required to check for a valid (i.e., not expired) driver's licence or learner's licence before providing driver training to a student.
If any students present a non-English out of province licence, a school can verify its validity if they show either:
- an international driving permit from their home jurisdiction, or
- an Approved Translator Declaration for Conduct of a Translation (MV2943) form completed by an ICBC approved translator.
If they can't provide this information, they'll need to get their licence translated. A list of approved translators is available on icbc.com.
Why a licence translation is important
Other than helping driving schools verify the validity of a driver's licence, a licence translation is important because:
- it assists police should the licence holder be stopped while driving, and
- it's a requirement for licence holders when applying for a B.C. driver's licence.