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Enhanced Road Assessment and road test re-examinations

​As part of the process of determining a person's medical fitness to drive, RoadSafetyBC may require a driver to complete an Enhanced Road Assessment (ERA) for class 5 or 7 or a road test re-examination for a Class 1-4 or Class 6. ICBC Driver Examiners administer the ERA and road test re-examination on behalf of RoadSafetyBC.

There is no fee charged for an ERA or road test re-examinations initiated by RoadSafetyBC. 

Common reasons you may be asked to complete an ERA

There are several reasons why a driver might be asked to complete an ERA. Here are the most common:

  • A doctor reports a medical condition that may affect a person's fitness or ability to drive safely

  • Results of a previous on-road assessment suggest a follow-up is necessary; and/or

  • A collision report, police report or other report that indicates a driver may be unable or unsure how to handle a common driving situation

Who may be referred

Class 5 and 7 drivers with a medical condition that may affect the motor, cognitive or sensory functions required for driving may be referred to the ERA by RoadSafetyBC.

Referrals to the ERA are not made on the basis of a driver's age and drivers of any age may be referred to the ERA.

The ERA is not used to assess a driver's ability to operate a commercial class vehicle.

What to expect

The ERA appointment will be booked for 90 minutes. The assessment consists of a pre-trip vehicle orientation, 45 minute on-road drive with a feedback component and a post-trip review. The assessment is conducted in a passenger vehicle provided by the driver.

For more information on the ERA, see the Enhanced Road Assessment Information for Drivers (PDF) and the Enhanced Road Assessment Description (PDF).

You may also choose to retire from driving instead of taking the ERA. You can exchange your driver's licence for a free British Columbia Identification Card (BCID). This can be done at a Driver Licensing Office.

What happens next

ICBC will forward your results to RoadSafetyBC, where they will be reviewed along with all other relevant information in your file to make a licensing decision.

More information

For more information on the ERA, refer to RoadSafetyBC's Enhanced Road Assessment Information or call RoadSafetyBC Toll free at 1-855-387-7747.

Common reasons you may be asked to complete a road test re-examination

There are several reasons why a driver might be asked to complete a re-exam. Here are the most common:

  • A doctor reports a medical condition that may affect a person's fitness or ability to drive safely
  • Results of a previous on-road assessment suggest a follow-up is necessary; and/or
  • A collision report, police report or other report indicates that indicates a driver may be unable or unsure how to handle a common driving situation

What to expect

In addition to the road test and pre-trip inspection corresponding to your licence class, you will be asked to complete a quick traffic signs/road signals review.  

If you no longer wish to maintain your current licence class you may downgrade to a Class 5, though an ERA may still be required.

Booking your appointment

 
To book an appointment for an Enhanced Road Assessment or RoadSafetyBC road test re-exam call:
  • Metro Vancouver: 604-661-2255 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Rest of B.C.: 1-888-715-7775 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.