Driver training

​​Become an instructor training facility

Interested in training instructors? As an instructor training facility, you have the authority to deliver instructor training courses.

All instructor applicants must take instructor training at an ICBC–authorized training facility.

Facility type

Type of training it can offer

Class 5 instructor training facility

One-on-one training: 85-hour (Class 5) instructor courses to Class 5/7 instructor applicants

Group training: 100 to 105-hour (Class 5) instructor courses to Class 5/7 instructor applicants

Class 1 instructor training facility

40-hour (Class 1) courses to Class 1 instructor applicants — After applicants successfully complete or are enrolled in a Class 5 training course

Class 6 (Motorcycle) instructor training facility

80-hour (motorcycle) instructor courses to Class 6/8 instructor applicants

Air brake instructor training facility

35-hour (air brake) instructor courses to air brake instructor applicants

Having a business relationship with ICBC

As an instructor training facility, you enter into an agreement(s) with ICBC to train instructor applicants. This is an important role and business relationship because you'll help ICBC develop skilled instructors who train the drivers of tomorrow.

These written agreements outline the program requirements and the standards for eligibility (i.e., instructor qualification, requisites of trainees), driver assessments, and course curriculum:

Before you apply, review the participation and application requirements.

Steps to becoming a facility

1. Contact us to request an application package be mailed to you.

2. Complete the application package.

It includes:

  • Written agreement with ICBC

  • Office and classroom list

  • Personnel list

  • Driving inspector contact list

  • Division 27 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations

  • Curriculum Comparison Report (not applicable to class 6/8 or air brakes), and

  • Sample lesson plan.

3. Prepare a course curriculum.

You will need to prepare a course curriculum and include it with your application. Your curriculum must include the subjects listed in Schedule C – Curriculum Standards of these agreements:

Conducting your pilot course

Once your application and curriculum are approved, you will receive interim approval to conduct a pilot course.

A pilot course is an opportunity for you to try out your course with actual students. One of our driving school inspectors will provide comments and may give suggestions to improve your course.

After the pilot course evaluation, you will receive a signed copy of the Instructor Training Facility Agreement which gives you authority to train and assess instructor candidates.