If you are planning on getting your Class 4 drivers license in BC, make sure you take this practice test!

A class 4 license is required if you want to become an Uber driver or a bus driver (with a capacity under 25 people) in the province of British Columbia. The first milestone in getting your class 4 is passing the written test at a licensing centre.

These questions will help prepare yourself for the quiz and give you the confidence to ace the test your first try!

Want to drive for Uber in Vancouver? Learn how to get started as an Uber driver in Vancouver. You can also drive with Lyft in Vancouver with a Class 4 license


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BC Class 4 Drivers License Practice Test

A 35 question practice test to help prepare you for the Class 4 knowledge test in BC

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Which of these are requirements for a Class 4 license?

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What does this sign mean?

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What does this sign mean?

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When can you use the flashing red lights and sirens on an ambulance?

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What does this yellow diamond sign mean?

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If you need to keep a daily log, what do you need to keep with you?

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Which of these is considered "on-duty" time?

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What does this yellow sign mean?

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Passenger directed vehicles that seat more than 12 people must have?

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If you find a defect on a school bus, you must?

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What should you do when driving at night?

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If you notice a defect that does not affect the safe operation of the vehicle, what should you do?

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Why do the hours of service regulations exist?

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What does this sign mean?

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Which types of vehicles must carry fire extinguishers?

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When on a 14 day cycle, what is the maximum number of hours you can drive within 14 consecutive days?

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What is a bus?

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What are runaway lanes?

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What license do you need to have before applying for a commercial drivers license in BC?

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What does the term "public transportation" mean?

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Which of these defines a "special activity bus"?

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What vehicle can you drive with a Class 4 license?

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Which of the following describes a "special vehicle"?

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What information needs to be on your daily trip inspection report?

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According to the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, if a commercial vehicle falls under the National Safety Code, how often must it be inspected?

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What does this sign mean?

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What does this white sign mean?

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If your vehicle is having a hard time keeping up with traffic while climbing a grade, what should you do?

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What does this parking sign mean?

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What does this sign mean?

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Which technique promotes safe braking practices?

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How do you ease the vehicle into a smooth stop?

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What does this yellow warning sign mean?

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What vehicle types are required to carry road flares or pylons in case the vehicle is disabled on the side of the road?

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What is a taxi?

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The average score is 79%

We do our best to keep the questions current and relevant. The ICBC may change the questions on the knowledge tests at any time. Always be prepared for suprises.

Many of the answers to the questions can be found in the ICBC Commercial Driving Handbook. Which is available for free at the ICBC website.

What Do Your Results Mean?

Our free practice test has 35 questions, the actual test has 35 questions. To pass our test you must score at least 80% and to pass the real test you must score at least 80%.

So if you scored over 80% on our quiz you should be ready to write a successful ICBC knowledge test at a licensing centre.

But why stop at 80%? To be absolutely sure you are ready we recommend aiming for a 90% on the test.

If you scored less than 80% on our Class 4 practice test you need to do some more studying. Use the practice test results to find out which section you need to work on.

Do you need to brush up on your regulations? Maybe you missed a few road signs?

Once you have found your weak link, study that topic a little more and come back to take the quiz again.

What is a BC Class 4 Drivers License

A class 4 drivers license comes in two flavours: restricted and unrestricted.

Taxi drivers are required to have a class 4 license in BC

Class 4 Restricted Drivers License

A restricted class 4 license allows you to drive passenger directed vehicles with a capacity up to 10 people including the driver.

Some examples of vehicles you can drive with a restricted class 4 license are:

  • Rideshare like Uber or Lyft
  • Taxis and limousines (max capacity 10 people)
  • Ambulances

Class 4 Unrestricted Drivers License

An unrestricted class 4 drivers license allows drivers to operate passenger directed vehicles up to 25 people including the driver. These are usually small buses and sometimes limousines.

Here are some more vehicles you can drive with a Class 4 Unrestricted license:

  • A school bus
  • Buses with a maximum capacity of 25 people including the driver
  • Uber or Lyft
  • Taxi or Limousine
  • Ambulances

Your Class 4 license does not allow you to operate a passenger bus with more than 25 people. To drive a bus with a capacity over 25 people you will need to get your Class 2 drivers license.

BC Class 4 Driver Requirements

Class 4 drivers are required to meet most of the same criteria as other commercial classes. Drivers must be at least 19 years old and have at least 2 years of fully licensed driving experience.

The full Class 4 drivers license requirements in BC are:

  • Must be at least 19 years old
  • At least 2 years of full license driving experience
  • Clean driving record with less than 4 penalty points in the past 2 years
  • No driving-related criminal convictions in the past 3 years
  • In good standing with the ICBC
  • Complete a medical examination
  • Pass a written knowledge test
  • Successfully complete a vehicle safety pre-trip inspection test
  • Demonstrate good driving skills on a road test

Get your Class 4 License in 6 easy steps! For an easy walkthrough, check out our guide to getting your Class 4 drivers license in BC

BC class 4 knowledge test requirements

What is the ICBC Class 4 Written Test Like?

Congratulations on being ready to write the Class 4 knowledge test!

The Class 4 knowledge test can be taken either on a computer or on paper. Depending on the testing location usually.

There will be 35 questions on road signs, regulations, and driving skills. To successfully complete the test you need to answer 28 of the 35 questions correctly.

Road rules: These questions focus on the rules and regulations of commercial driving. They will ask questions about road safety, drivers logs and HOS (hours of service), as well as a few common sense questions.

Road signs: Questions about the road signs in BC will be on the test as well. Each question will show a road sign and a list of possible meanings for that road sign.

Driving skills: These questions will test your knowledge of driving techniques like smooth braking and what to do in potentially dangerous situations.

Become an Uber Driver! Learn about the requirements to get started with Uber or Lyft in Vancouver

How Much Does The Written Test Cost?

The written Class 4 knowledge test in BC costs $15.00.

Though the whole licensing process will cost a little more.

The fees can be broken down as such:

  • Medical Exam: Doctors fee ($100-$130) + $28.00 medical exam processing fee
  • Knowledge Test: $15.00 (Free for 65+)
  • Road Test: $40.00
  • Upgraded License Cost: $17.00

You should be able to get your class 4 license for a total of $230.00.

This cost does not include any courses or study materials. If you feel you need more experience it is definitely a good idea to look for some driving courses in your area.

Class 4 bus

What’s After The Class 4 Practice Test?

Once you are confident that you know the regulations, road signs and process for writing the knowledge test, it is time to take the real test.

Look here for the nearest licensing centre and call to find the best time to go in.

When you go in you will need to take a vision test and the staff will ask you a few medical questions. They will also ask some general questions to make sure you meet all the requirements for commercial drivers in BC.

If you meet all the requirements you will be able to pay your test fee and take the test. The test fee is $15.00 and you will take the test at the licensing centre. When you are done, the staff will grade your test.

Completing the test successfully means you will be given a learner permit.

Time to start practicing with the vehicle of your choice! Just make sure it is with a qualified supervisor and there are no passengers on the trip.

What comes after the knowledge test? Finish getting your Class 4 drivers license in BC with a road test!

DISCLAIMER: CDHQ is not affiliated with the ICBC. These practice tests should not be considered official tests and you are not granted a license for completing them. Our tests are simply a practice tool to help prepare yourself for the real test.


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