Submit your course for approval

Here's how to prepare and submit your Class 7 or 8 driving course for ICBC-approval.

How to get started

You need to build a course that feels right for you and your students while meeting ICBC standards and requirements.

You can take your existing course and turn it into an ICBC–approved course, or you may build a new course.

Course planning requires some thought about what your students need to learn and the planning of specific lessons.

Start by reviewing our Course Approval Guide and mapping a safe course curriculum. There are two versions of mapping a safe course depending on the vehicle type used for training:

The Course Approval Guide and mapping a safe course will explain the approval requirements and what you need to teach.

The Instructor Resource Kit includes information on the learning outcomes and topics and detailed information on instructing and building your course.

Develop an overview of your course

Create yourself a course overview by answering these questions:

If you are currently teaching this type of training, consider what you are doing now in your training course, what content and teaching practices meet the requirements and where you may have to add information or change how something is being taught.

Preparing your course

To help you prepare your course, you'll need to complete the course approval application package.

Contact us for a course approval application package. We can also send you a print copy of the Course Approval Guide and mapping a safe course.

Submit your lesson plans

You'll need to submit detailed lesson plans that clearly outline required content information and describe how the course will be taught.

Refer to these application and approval requirements for a list of required curriculum material:

Class 7 course approval requirements

Class 8 course approval requirements

Have questions or need further help?

If you have any questions or need further help preparing your curriculum, contact our driver education programs advisor at 250-297-3823 or send an email to

How do I submit my course?

When you have finished preparing your course and completing the required forms, send your package to our office. We will review your course package and let you know if your course has been approved or whether any changes are needed.

Purchasing a course

You may submit a course for approval that you purchased from another driving school. Although using a previously approved course can save you time, the course may still need to be updated. This is because our guidelines for approving a course could have changed since the course was originally approved. We will review your purchased course and let you know whether any changes are needed.

Conducting your pilot course

Once your course package has been approved, you will receive interim approval to conduct a pilot course. A pilot course is an opportunity for you to try out your course with actual students. One of our driving school inspectors will provide comments and may give suggestions to improve your course. After successful completion of your pilot course evaluation, you will receive a signed copy of the course approval agreement which gives you authority to deliver your ICBC-approved course.