Prepare for your road test appointment
Before you come to your road test, make sure you have the right ID, documentation, and that your vehicle is test-ready.
What to bring to your road test
When you come for your test, be sure to bring:
- If you plan to use a vehicle from a car sharing co-op or company and are not the named member, you must provide a letter from the company authorizing you to use the vehicle for an ICBC road test; the letter must be written on original letterhead, dated, and signed by a representative of the company. A new letter must be produced for each road test attempt.
- Audio, video and other recording devices cannot be used during your road test. GPS and navigation systems must be turned off. Using these devices could lead to the cancellation of your road test appointment.
- Vehicles must have Canadian plates
Get ready for your road test
We want you to feel as prepared, confident and comfortable as possible. Come prepared with questions and review our What to expect during your road test PDF. It outlines what you can expect from your road test, your examiner and provides some tips to help you pass your test.
The PDF is also available in the following languages:
Vehicle safety checklist
You need to bring a safe, reliable vehicle that is properly insured for your road test.
Your vehicle's interior must be clean and scent-free, and free of any items that may affect health and safety.
Only the Driver Examiner and examinee are permitted on a road test. No other person may be permitted including translators, children or infants.
Other than guide dogs and service dogs, pets are not permitted on a road test or in our driver licensing offices. This includes emotional support animals.
If it isn't safe (e.g. seatbelts not working, outstanding serious vehicle safety recall) or doesn't meet legal requirements, we may have to cancel your test.
Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for vehicle safety recalls.
10 most common reasons a vehicle might not be accepted for a road test
- Cracked or illegally tinted windshield or windows
- Dash warning lights (e.g. air bag) that affect the safe operation of the vehicle
- Seatbelts not working or frayed
- Brake lights, signal lights or headlights not working or with badly cracked or missing lenses
- Interior of vehicle is not clean or there are items in the interior that may affect health or safety
- Unsafe or illegal vehicle modifications
- Horn not working
- Unsafe tires
- Doors or windows not operating (e.g. doors don’t open from inside)
- Gas tank or electric charge too low
Rescheduling or cancelling your road test
We understand things come up. If you're going to cancel or rebook, please give 48 hours' notice to avoid a $25 cancellation fee.
Retaking your road test
Review the feedback on your previous road test form. We recently improved the form to give Learners specific feedback to help them understand what they need to become a safe and competent driver. Make sure you practice as much as possible to ensure you’re prepared to retake the test.