British Columbia Class 5 License - Class 7 learners, Class 7 Novice and Class 5 licensing

Class 7 Learners License

How to get your Class 7 (L) license:
  • You must be 16 years or older
  • Visit a licensing office to pass a vision test and a written knowledge test about the rules of the road and traffic signs
Rules to abide by when driving with a Class 7(L) license:
  • Maintain zero blood alcohol level at all times
  • You much always be accompanied with a supervising driver who is 25 years or older and has a valid full license
  • You must always display a red L sign in your rear window to alert other drivers that you are a new driver
  • Restricted to driving between the hours of 5 am and midnight
Duration license must be held:

12 months

Class 7 Novice License

How to get your Class 7(N) license:

After 12 months of holding a Class 7(L) license you are eligible to take the Class 7 road test. Upon successful completion of this road test you can obtain your Class 7(N) license

Rules to abide by when driving with a G2 license:

Maintain zero blood alcohol level at all times

Duration license must be held:

24 months (Can be reduced to 18 months if a ministry approved driving course is taken)

Class 5 License

How to get your Class 5 License:

After a minimum of 24 (or 18 if a ministry approved driver course is taken) months of holding a Class 7(N) license you are eligible to take the Class road test. On successful completion of this road test you can obtain your Class 5 license . Upon successful completion of this road test you are able to get your full-privilege Class 5 driver's license.


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