Teach an ICBC-approved course
Licensed driver training schools can have their class 7 or 8 driver training course approved by ICBC. This course is designed for new drivers in our graduated licensing program (GLP) and provides many benefits.
Benefits of an ICBC-approved course
The course, which is based on our Mapping a Safe Course curriculum, aims to actively engage new drivers in learning in a fun, interactive way. It focuses on helping drivers develop a safe, responsible attitude behind the wheel.
Drivers who take an approved course could receive:
- two grade 11 credits towards high school graduation, * and a
- six-month reduction in their Novice stage of graduated licensing.
If you are licensed driving school interested in offering this excellent course to your students, learn how to submit your course for approval.
* To qualify, a driver must take the course during the Learner stage and have no violations or at-fault crashes during the first 18 months of the Novice stage.
Class 7 - Passenger vehicle training hours
- Minimum classroom instruction — 16 hours
- Minimum individual on-road instruction — 12 hours
- Discretionary time — 4 hours
- Total 32 hours
Class 8 - Motorcycle training hours
- Minimum closed circuit instruction — 10 hours
- Minimum classroom instruction — 13 hours
- Minimum on-road instruction — 14 hours
- Discretionary time — 2 hours
- Total 39 hours
Topics taught include:
- avoiding risks like speeding and driving impaired
- driver psychology
- rules of the road
- vehicle performance, and
- vehicle-handling skills.