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Upgrade your driver training instructor's licence

If you hold an instructor’s licence, you can add additional designations for different types of vehicle training.

Types of training designations





Class 5

Permits instructor to conduct passenger vehicle training.

  • a valid Class 5 driver's licence (must have held for at least 3 years)

  • Class 4 medical standards

  • One-on-one training (85-hours) or group training (100-105 hours)


Permits conduct of an ICBC (GLP) – approved driver education course. Also allows the conduct of theory training.

  • a valid Class 5/7 or 6/8 instructor licence
  • 5 day or 2 weekend GLP instructor course

Class 6

Permits instructor to conduct motorcycle training.

  • a valid Class 6 driver’s licence (must have held for at least 3 years)

  • Class 4 medical standards

  • 80 hours

Class 1

Permits instructor to conduct commercial vehicle (Class 1-4) training.

  • a valid Class 1 driver’s licence (must have held for at least 3 years)

  • must have held a driver’s licence for at least 5 years

  • Class 1 medical standards

  • 40 hours — after successfully completing or enrolled in a Class 5 training course

Air brake

Permits instructor to conduct air brake training.

  • 2 years air brake experience
  • 35 hours

Have you recently completed a medical evaluation?

If you have completed a medical within the past year for your Class 1 driver's licence, ask your doctor to send us a copy and we'll review it. It may not be necessary for you to have another medical evaluation.

Steps to add a designation

1. Contact us to ensure that you qualify for the designation.

2. Complete the required training.

If you qualify for

3. After completing your training, submit the following:

The application, certificate and fee should be mailed to

ICBC Driver Training Industry Support
PO Box 3750
Victoria BC V8W 3Y5