ICBC announces that it will resume driver’s license tests on July 20 – BC News

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ICBC has announced that it will repeat non-commercial driver’s license tests this month using a phased approach.

Priority will be given to essential health workers and first responders who require a work permit.

Customers who underwent road tests of private passenger vehicles (classes 5 and 7) between March 17 and March 31 canceled by ICBC will be contacted this week to book their test and road tests will start on July 20.

Once ICBC has treated this first group of customers, it will prioritize the new booking of customers whose test drives have been canceled after March 30. These customers are expected to be touched up for August.

Motorcycle road tests are available from July 8 and can be booked online.

Road tests of recreational trailers (class 4 and 5 homologation) are also available from July 8, but customers must call to reserve.

Commercial road tests (class 1-4), motorcycle skills tests and knowledge tests are available upon reservation.

Customers who have the option to book online are strongly encouraged to do so.

Driving examiners will normally perform road tests from inside the customer’s vehicle, but will wear PPE during the test. The interior of the vehicle must be cleaned before the appointment.

Customers will be asked a series of health check questions upon arrival and will receive a mask which must be worn for the duration of the test, with the exception of motorcyclists who will not receive a mask but must wear a safety vest sanitized.

“The next plan depends on the state of the pandemic in the province and can be adjusted to meet the need to ensure the continued health and safety of clients and staff,” reads the ICBC announcement.

“More specifically, the permanent availability of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is a key factor that ICBC is currently monitoring. ”

For more information on ICBC services during the pandemic, visit the website.

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