Driver Licensing in Coquitlam

In this guide we will provide resources to help new drivers in B.C to acquire their licence. We would cover how to get the L, N and your full privileges driver’s licence.

All you need to know for New drivers

In this guide we will provide resources to help new drivers in B.C to acquire their licence. We would cover how to get the L, N and your full privileges driver’s licence. Plus all you need to know about the Class 7 and Class 5 road test.

If you are a new resident just getting into Coquitlam or a resident of the city who has driven before and wants to legally drive on the road, you will need a licence.

This blog article will help you understand the requirements you need to do so. We know you can’t wait to learn what it would take. Let’s dive in. Here in British Columbia the Insurance Corporation Of British Columbia, often abbreviated in short to ICBC, provides universal auto insurance for motorists. They are also responsible for driver licensing and vehicle registration and licensing. The ICBC has a
programme it calls the graduate licensing (GLP).

By going through ICBC’s graduated licensing (GLP), you’ll learn the skills and attitudes that will help you become a safe and
confident driver.  You’ll ease into driving in a less risky way—first with a qualified supervisor, then on your own.
According to ICBC’s laid down rules, to get through GLP, you’ll have to pass three tests—one multiple choice test, then two road tests.

If you drive safely and learn from an accredited driving school like Clover Leaf, you can get it done. It’ll take about three years from start to end.

Obtaining the L- licence (Learner’s licence)

You can obtain the L-licence after your 16th birthday or older. Here are some additional helpful guide:

● Visit the nearest ICBC driver licensing office with a parent or legal guardian to take the written knowledge test, vision test, and pay a $15 fee.

● Submit a parental consent form. (At age 19, no parental consent is required.) Forty out of 50 questions correctly constitute passing. Before taking the test, students should prepare by studying

● The ICBC’s Learn to Drive Smart manual is a great resource to study while preparing.
Obtaining the Novice Licence (N- Licence)

The ICBC recommends spending at least 1 year with a qualified supervisor, before taking the test. A qualified supervisor in this case can be a driving school such as Clover Leaf.

We are an ICBC-accredited driving school based here in Coquitlam, B.C.

We can build your confidence and set you up to pass the test in a shorter time. We have 268 5-star reviews on Google from new drivers just like yourself who we have helped to pass the test, in fact most passed for the first time.

Here’s how to get the N:
● You must have had your L at least a year earlier.
● Enrolled the services of a qualified supervisor to guide you ( Highly recommended)
● Book and pass the class 7 road test. ICBC has a great resource to learn about all you need to know.

Getting your Full Licence

The next and final one is the full licence. No more graduated licensing restrictions, tests or L and N signs on the back of your car.

You can apply for your full licence after having your N for at least 24 months of safe driving with no prohibitions (or possibly 18 months, if you took an ICBC-approved driver training course in your L stage and were a safe driver during that period).

The Class 5 road test is the test to pass to get your full licence.

Eligibility Criteria to apply for the test:

– You’ve been a Novice driver for 24 consecutive months without any driving prohibition.

– You can take it after 18 months, if you’ve taken an ICBC-approved (GLP) driver training course in the L stage and met all other requirements. (No at-fault crashes, tickets, or prohibitions for the first 18 months of the N stage.)

– You might also take the test if you have moved to B.C. with a licence from certain countries, your licence has expired for more than three years, or you’re taking a driver re-exam requested by RoadSafety BC.

Here is how to get the full Class 5 licence:

● Book and pass the Class 5 test.
● Don’t just rely on your guts and instincts, be sure to get lots of on-road driving practice with an experienced driver or a licenced driver training school.
● Here is a resource guide that covers all other areas you need to know.


If you have any more questions or still need help on your journey to get your licence you
can count on our expert in house instructors to help you. You can reach us via email – or Call Nahed – (604) 537-7558.