My name is David Marsden and I am an educator by profession.
A while back I applied for a British Columbia Class 4 Unrestricted Driver’s Licence and failed the test!!!
A colleague had told me, ‘Aww! It’s no sweat. They give you a checklist for the vehicle inspection and just test your speed when driving.”
Foolishly I believed him and as a result I was totally unprepared for the test.
I discovered at the time of the test that the checklist was only for completion AFTER the Pre-Trip Inspection was complete. I had to remember approximately 50 things to check, and I had not really studied them thoroughly.
During the Road Test, I also realized I had acquired many bad habits over the years and I should have prepared by eliminating these bad habits.
I was so annoyed that I had wasted $40 and lost a ½ day of work that I decided I would ensure as many people as possible who were taking this driving test would not suffer the same fate.
So, I have prepared a complete walk-through of the process required to get your Class 4 driver’s licence.
My Report, BC Class 4 Road Test Practice Tips, will take you through:
¨ EVERY step required to complete a thorough inspection of the vehicle and pass the Commercial Vehicle Pre-Trip Inspection Test
¨ All the KEY points you need to know to successfully pass the Commercial Vehicle Road Test
In addition, BC Class 4 Road Test Practice Tips, will:
¨ Provide you with the actual Test Sheets used by the Examiners
¨ Tell you what you need to do before you start the Inspection Test
¨ List items not on the Examiners Test Sheets that you should be aware of
To find out more about how you can get this report, scroll down to the bottom of this page.
How to Apply for a Class 4 Driver’s Licence
(You could choose to take professional training. When I looked at the cost ($400-$500) I decided to do it on my own.)
-hold, or have held, a full-privilege licence that is a minimum of a Class 5 or Class 6, or an out-of-province equivalent
-have an acceptable driving record that shows:
-fewer than four offenses that carry penalty points in the previous two (2) years
-zero motor vehicle related Criminal Code convictions in the previous three (3) years
-meet the minimum age requirement of 19
-not have any outstanding fines or debts to the Court, the Government or ICBC. These include outstanding liquor fines and arrears with the BC Family Maintenance Enforcement Program
-meet the required medical standards (see details later)
-go to your nearest Motor Vehicle Branch and pick up a free copy of the guide, Driving Commercial Vehicles. (ICBC.com will provide you with the nearest branch)
-study the applicable chapters of the guide to prepare for the knowledge test. (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4(Pgs. 116-117), 5, 9, 10 – also note the Tips on the last page)(you must get 80% which is 28 of 35 questions correct *see Taking the Knowledge Test tips below – I strongly recommend you also visit icbc.com for sample knowledge tests)
-when you feel you are well-prepared, apply for a learner’s licence at an ICBC driver licensing office. (you will need two pieces of identification as stated on the back cover of the guide)
-pay the test fee $15
-take the knowledge and road signs test (80% required = 28 of 35 questions)
-upon successful completion of the knowledge test you will have your vision (wear your contacts or eyeglasses) and hearing checked and asked questions relating to your medical health (you must disclose any known medical conditions)
-receive your learner’s licence (make sure you know and obey the restrictions on your learner’s licence)
-practise on the vehicle you will be using:
-make sure the vehicle has a valid safety inspection decal
-practise the pre-trip inspection – make sure you know and can find all the items needed to be inspected
-make sure you are familiar with driving the vehicle you will be using for the Road Test
-when you are ready phone your local ICBC driver licensing office and schedule your road test. 1-800-950-1498
-arrive at least 15 minutes early, pay for your test ($40) (You must provide the same identification you used to apply for your learner’s licence)
-when you have successfully completed the pre-trip inspection and the road test you must pay the fee for your new licence ($17)
-take the medical form that you are given and have a BC licensed physician who knows your medical history complete the form and then send it to the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles (cost of medical varies – mine was $95 processing fee of $28)
Taking the Knowledge Test
The knowledge test is computer based. You have an option to skip any question you are not sure of. I recommend you do this because once you get 28 questions right, the test stops and gives you a pass. By leaving the questions you are unsure about to the end, you can increase your chances of getting 28 right. When dealing with the difficult questions take the ones you are fairly certain of first. Take the ones that give you only 2 choices next. Take the difficult questions with multiple answers last.
I hope you have found this information helpful.
There is much more detailed and valuable information in my Report,
BC Class 4 Road Test Practice Tips
This valuable report will give you all the tips and suggestions you will need to successfully apply for your BC Class 4 Driver’s Licence.
For a meager $15 you can ensure you do not suffer as I did. You can avoid wasting the possible cost of another test and missing another half day of work.
But most important of all, you can take the test feeling confident and experience the reward of a successfully taken test.
I guarantee it! If for any reason you are not satisfied with
BC Class 4 Road Test Practice Tips
simply drop me an email and I will immediately refund your purchase.
To order simply click below. Once your payment of $15 has been approved you will be directed to a download page where you will be able to get my report.
Should you have any problems getting the report, please email me and I will personally send you a copy.