Driving school checklist
While checking out driving schools and courses, here are some questions you may want to ask:
School and instructor credentials
- Does the driving school have a valid licence (issued by ICBC)?
- Do the instructors hold valid driving-training instructor licenses?
Note: Only licensed instructors employed by driving schools can provide training.
- How many hours of on-road practice and/or classroom instruction are provided?
- How long is each on-road driving (or motorcycle riding) lesson?
- Can I see a course outline?
- Are the vehicles clean and well maintained?
- How many people do you take in your training vehicles?
Fees and refunds
- How much do your driving lessons cost?
- What’s your refund policy?
Ask people you know
- Have you heard good things about the school?
Before signing up…
We recommend asking the school to provide you witha written copy of its
- statement of services and its policy statement. These documents explain details like
- hours and type of training
- refunds, etc.
- a receipt as proof of payment, and
- a permission form (if the school books road test appointments).
Fraud prevention tip
When you're issued a driver's licence, ICBC assigns you a security keyword (for example, your mother’s maiden name). Don't share your keyword with a driving school or anyone else (except ICBC staff).