Frequently asked questions
It takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete.
You will have 21 days to complete the course, from the date you sign up. You can take as much or as little time as you need within those 21 days.
If you do not complete the course within the 21 day time limit, you will have to re-register for the course. Please be certain you will have time to complete the course before you sign up. Our refund policy can be viewed here.
Yes. There is a 50-question final examination at the end of the course. The questions are multiple choice or true/false. There are no essay or short answer questions. The exam covers material from all the course modules. The questions are presented in random order.
You will not have access to course content during the examination portion of the course. However, if you have made notes at home you will be able to access those to refresh your memory.
You can re-take the exam two more times. You will have the opportunity to review the material again before you re-take the exam. If you still do not pass, you will have to re-register for the course or consider enrolling in a more intensive program.
You will need to achieve a score of 70% or higher on the final examination to pass the course.
The cost for BC Safe Driving Course is $94.95.
Please click here to have it reset. Your username and password will be emailed to you at the email address you provided when you signed up for the course.
Only one person per username may take the course. Only one Certificate of Completion will be generated per username, and it will only display the name you provided when you signed up. If someone you know wishes to take the course, they will have to register separately.
The test is comprised of 50 randomly generated questions, which are presented in random order. Your test will be different from that of any other student. This helps protect the integrity of the program and also ensures that you get you money’s worth.
No. However, many of the defensive driving principles and skill taught in this course will help you with your road tests. Therefore, this course is a handy tool to assist you in preparing for getting your BC driver’s license.
Unfortunately, at this time this course is only offered in English. However, you may have an interpreter present with you when you are reading the course material and taking the examination. Remember to sign up with your own name and address, and not that of your interpreter, as this is what will be used when we produce your certificate of completion.
Absolutely! The defensive driving principles covered in this course are useful at any age and skill level. Even if you are already an experienced driver, a refresher course in safe driving principles is always a good idea. After all, driving can become very routine and monotonous over time. A reminder of how to pay attention and drive safely is therefore appropriate.
Individuals who take this course will learn the following:
- The role their vehicle components play in safe driving;
- What role attitude plays in safe driving;
- How to shift an unsafe attitude into a positive attitude;
- Hazard recognition and identification;
- Responding to specific hazards in a way that avoids risk;
- The activities performed by safe and attentive drivers;
- Tips on effective observation of the road around you;
- An explanation of signaling and when certain signals are appropriate;
- Basic British Columbia traffic laws;
- The legal consequences of traffic violations;
- How to safely travel when near other vehicles;
- An explanation of the various traffic lights and what they mean;
- The dangers of distracted driving;
- How to drive without distraction;
- Driving in different conditions, including:
- Safe and effective steering techniques;
- Safe and effective parking techniques;
- How to deal with emergency driving situations, such as:
- Brake and accelerator malfunctions;
- Tire problems;
- Burned-out headlights;
- Vehicle fires;
- Dropping off the pavement.
- What to do when a collision is inevitable.
For a complete list of topics covered, click here.
Yes. But after 20 minutes of inactivity your session will be logged out and you will have to log in again.
No. Graduated licensing courses require an on-road and an in-classroom portion. They must take place over several weeks, as there are minimum hour requirements in order to complete them.
If your phone or tablet supports the technical requirements of the course, then yes.
If you pass the final examination, you will get a Certificate of Completion. A temporary certificate will be available to print immediately, while a permanent certificate will be mailed within 8 weeks to you at the address you provided when you signed up.
Most computers with an internet connection are able to run the course. For a complete list of requirements, click here.
Your certificate will be delivered within six to eight weeks of completing the course. It is sent by regular mail.