After a partial reintroduction in mid-May, ICBC is fully restoring knowledge tests across British Columbia.
Booking for appointments opens on Thursday, and the expansion will take effect on Monday, June 1.
Prior to the announcement, testing was only available to drivers with an expiring licence or residents who were new to British Columbia and required a licence change by legislation.
First-time applicants will now be permitted to book appointments for tests. Stand-by and walk-in knowledge tests will remain discontinued at this time to ensure proper physical distancing.
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ICBC adds that because of anticipated demand, customers are reminded to “come prepared” and make proper use of materials such as learning guides and practice knowledge tests.
Appointments can be made by contacting ICBC’s driver licence contact centre. Those looking to take a test will be contacted by an ICBC representative, who will highlight available testing locations. Translation services for knowledge testing will also be available starting on June 1.
The Crown corporation says that they’re working on bringing back-road tests and are sourcing necessary personal protective equipment (PPE).
An exact timeline for resumption has yet to be revealed.