New requirement to retain student and instructor training records for six years

May 3 2021

Starting June 1, 2021, ICBC will require all driver training schools and instructor training facilities to retain their student and instructor training records for a period of six years, for all types of driver training programs being delivered. Changes take effect for records created on or after June 1, 2021.

These changes support implementation of the B.C. Class 1 MELT course and align the record keeping requirements for all driver training schools and instructor training facilities. Prior to June 1, 2021, industry has been required to retain its records for three years under Division 27 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.

As well, regulatory amendments have been introduced to clarify that driver training schools and instructor training facilities are required to keep records of each instructor who is employed or contracted by the driver training school or instructor training facility. These records must also be kept for 6 years.

Changes will not take effect in Division 27 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations until June 1, 2021. Please refer to the B.C. order-in-council #208, passed on March 31, 2021, to become familiar with the requirements before they come into force.