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My younger brother is getting ready to get his learners so I picked up a Safe Riding Guide (it is really called something else now, but I am old and stuck in my ways, so all I can remember is the old name) and was skimming through it.

It mentioned a class 6, and a class 8. And the only reference I could find on this elusive class was that for your road test, you must bring in proof of completion in an ICBC approved riding course. I am wondering if this distinction seperates the self-taught from the professionally taught rider?

Anyone have a clue?
 

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If your bro doesn't already have a full Class 5 drivers licence, then it goes like this.

(1) apply for a learner's (Class 7L & 8L) licence
(2) take 2 knowledge tests
(3) go through a learner stage (minimum 6 months)
(4) take the motorcycle skills test (during the learner stage)
(5) take a Class 8 road test
(6) go through a novice stage (minimum 18 months)
(7) take a Class 6 road test

The above usually takes around 2 years to complete.

All the info is right here, http://www.icbc.com/Licensing/lic_getlic_mbike-noDL.html

If your bro has a full Class 5 drivers licence, then it goes like this.

(1) apply for a learner's (Class 6L) licence
(2) take a motorcycle knowledge test
(3) go through a learner stage (minimum 30 days)
(4) take the motorcycle skills test
(5) take a Class 6 road test

I did this route in 5 months.

All the info is here,
http://www.icbc.com/Licensing/lic_getlic_mbike-DL.html
 
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I did it the same way as Canadian_Gixxer, because I already had a driver's license.

I believe it's so ICBC can differentiate completely new drivers from existing drivers who are applying for other levels.
 
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