ICBC will resume non-commercial road tests this month

Jul 7 2020, 10:47 am

In what it said is part of its phased approach to reopening all of its operations, ICBC has announced it will begin resuming road tests for all non-commercial drivers (Class 5 and 7) later this month.

The announcement comes after ICBC recently stated that it was resuming road tests for those seeking to obtain their Class 1-4 commercial driver’s licences.

For those planning to book a road test, ICBC said it will start calling customers this week to rebook, and priority will be given to customers with tests cancelled between March 17 and March 30.

“Customers whose appointment was cancelled between March 17 and March 30 will not need to call,” ICBC confirmed, noting that it “will call affected customers.”

Following this first grouping, ICBC will then prioritize the rebooking of customers whose road tests were cancelled after March 30. It is expected that these customers will be able to rebook through the month of August.

The road tests will begin July 20.

In the meantime, ICBC said it asks for customers’ patience “due to the expected high volume of calls.”

Before their appointment, customers are asked to review the vehicle safety checklist and ensure that the interior of their vehicle is clean.

On the day of their test, customers are asked to arrive on time with the required identification. They will be asked a series of health screening questions and will be provided a mask that must be worn for the duration of the road test.

Driver examiners will continue to conduct road tests from inside the customer’s vehicle to ensure the examiner is able to fully assess the customer’s driving skills and to take control of the vehicle in the event of an emergency. Driver examiners will wear appropriate PPE during the test.

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