We do not book road tests months ahead into that 180-day booking system. We use a different strategy for those who don’t want to wait three months.
Step 1. We prepare for the test, ensuring that all three core skill areas are mastered to a level that gives clients the best shot at passing. Once all your skills are ready, we move to step two.
Step 2. Clients search for road tests and grab a short-term test date, usually within 3 to 7 days from today.
This works because many tests are cancelled a few days ahead because of the $25 late fee ICBC charges if you do not cancel. Most driving schools cannot accommodate road test times this quickly because they book solid to maximize profits. Most schools are also unwilling to ask clients to move for a fast road test because it’s too much work for the school. However, I can handle it by keeping my schedule flexible. Also, my clients are all glad to move lessons if someone books a short day’s test. All my clients know that tests take priority.
Options 3. Yes, there is value in booking a driving test three months in advance; it can act as a milestone to help move you into preparation. And Yes, going for a road test when you are not ready with the intent to fail also has value because it shows you exactly what an actual examination is and what to expect. Whichever works best for your learning style is ok; just do it.
I am very familiar with the following centers plus I recommend these centers in this order:
- Burnaby Center 3881 Lougheed Highway
- North Vancouver 1331 Marine Drive
- Burnaby Claims Center 4399 Wayburne Drive
- Richmond Center 5300 No. 3 Road
- Richmond Claims Center 7200 Elmbridge Way
- Vancouver Claims Center 999 Kingsway
- Vancouver Center 4120 Macdonald St.
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