Get your commercial learner's licence
To get your learner's licence you'll need to study and pass a knowledge test. You might also need to pass an air brake knowledge test if applicable.
Once you get your learner's licence, it's valid for one year, and can be renewed by taking and re-passing the knowledge test.
Step 1: Study
The beginning of the guide explains which chapters to study for your licence type.
Step 2: Take your test(s)
*Tests not available at Cloverdale and Surrey Guildford.
Please note we may not be able to accommodate all tests near the end of the day.
Bring with you:
Moved less than three years ago from another province or country?
Money saving tip
If you take your knowledge test for a commercial licence and air brake at the same time, you'll only be charged a single fee.
About the commercial knowledge test
The commercial knowledge test is multiple choice. To pass, you'll need to get 28 out of 35 questions correct. The test is offered in English. Translators are not allowed.
Commercial air brake knowledge test
Before taking the air brake knowledge test:
You can attempt the air brake knowledge test three times. If you're not successful, you'll need to re-do part of the air brake course.
What to expect at the driver licensing office
First, staff at the driver licensing office will check that you meet all licensing requirements.
Then, they'll check your vision and ask you questions about your medical health. You'll need to disclose any known medical conditions that may affect your driving. This may also need to be reviewed by RoadSafetyBC before receiving your learner's licence.
After these checks, you'll take your knowledge test(s).