New Drivers


As a new driver the first step is to obtain your learners permit. You can do this by studying the ICBC drivers guide and passing the knowledge test. The ICBC drivers guide is available for free at your nearest ICBC driver services branch. In addition to this study, you can also take a practice knowledge test by clicking on the link below.

Once you have your learners permit, you're ready for your in car practical training. As a learner you are required to wait 12 months before taking your class 7 road test. This time period should be used to adequately prepare for your road test with as much practical driving experience as possible. Superior Driving School will provide you with the professional training required to help ensure you not only pass your road test, but also become a safe and knowledgeable driver.

Driving Restrictions while learning:

Learner (Class 7L)
Novice (Class 7)
Cellphones and driver distraction Restricted from using both hand-held and hands-free electronic devices while driving
Cellphones and driver distraction Restricted from using both hand-held and hands-free electronic devices while driving. The GLP hands-free restriction is lifted for riding if no valid class 7 or 7L licence is held.
L sign When you're driving, you must display a red L (learner) sign. The sign alerts others that you're a new driver so they can give you more space.
N sign In the novice stage, you are issued a green N (Novice) sign—this replaces the L sign. When driving, you must display the N sign at the back of your vehicle so drivers behind can see it.
Zero blood-alcohol content There must be no alcohol in your body when you drive.
Zero blood-alcohol content There must be no alcohol in your body when you drive.
Passenger restriction You may carry a maximum of 2 passengers: your licensed adult supervisor and 1 other person.
Passenger restriction You are limited to 1 passenger—unless you're driving a passenger vehicle and have a supervisor 25 years or older with a valid Class 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 driver's licence.
Qualified supervisor You must be accompanied by a supervisor who is 25 or older and has a valid driver's licence (Class 1/2/3/4 or 5). He or she must sit beside you in the front passenger seat.

Minimum 12 months After 12 months you qualify to take your first road test—the Class 7 road test. You can stay in the learner stage as long as you need to. Your learner's (L) licence is valid for 2 years (but can be renewed by re-qualifying on the knowledge test).

Driving hours You may drive only between 5 a.m. and midnight.

After 12 months you qualify to take your first road test—the Class 7 road test. You can stay in the learner stage as long as you need to.

Your learner's (L) licence is valid for 2 years (but can be renewed by re-qualifying on the knowledge test).



Take the online practice knowledge test