Parkway Driving Academy is an ICBC certified driving school on Vancouver Island offering driver training courses to teens, adults, and aspiring truck drivers. In addition to our commercial driver training packages, we offer other courses as well, including heavy trailer endorsements, air brakes, driver assessments and commercial vehicle resher. We provide necessary training and practice to the drivers and help them drive with more skill and confidence.
Other Courses We Offer:
All instructions will be provided on one-on-one basis, and there will be no passengers included in the car.
Process of the Training:
Once the lessons have been booked, students must register with their license in the office and prepay for the lessons.
Students will be picked up and dropped off by the instructor within the city limit of Nanaimo.
Students are responsible for booking their own road tests; Instructor will provide the dates based on the availability of the car.
Road tests are always preceded by the last lesson as a warmup lesson. The instructor will then connect the student with the examiner at ICBC for the road test. Once the road test is completed, the instructor will drop off the student.
Class 5/7 Information
ICBC Fee Structure:
Road test: $35.00
License fee: $75.00
Knowledge test: $15.00
ICBC requires 48 hours of prior notice to cancel a road test or they will charge $25.00 to your license.
Parkway Driving Academy requires 48 hours of prior notice to cancel a lesson without any kind of penalty to the student.
Less than 24 hours of prior notice or a no-show when the instructor is booked for a lesson, causes the student to be charged for the lesson that was missed.
Refund Policy for Class 5/7 Lesson Packages
There is no refund for any lesson provided by our instructor.
No refund will be given for a missed lesson unless 24 hours of prior notice is submitted.
Refunds are given only for lessons that are prepaid for but have not been provided by our instructor.
Heavy Trailer Endorsements
Class 4 or 5 with Heavy Trailer Endorsement (Code 20) - Commercial Use
Allows a person to operate:
Steps involved in obtaining a code 20 endorsement:
Code 20 training is available for both individuals and group of employees. Contact our office for more information and pricing.
Class 4 or 5 with House Trailer Endorsement (Code 7) – Recreational Use
Allows a person to operate:
Recreational trailers exceeding 4,600 kgs, provided neither the truck nor the trailer has an air brake system.
Any motor vehicle or a combination of vehicles in class 5.
Steps involved in obtaining a code 7 endorsement:
Obtain a learner’s license.
To practise, pre-trip inspection and driving skills required for the road test with a qualified license holder or should have attended a driver training school.
Take a road test.
Code 7 training is available by the hour in your truck or RV unit. Contact our driving school for more information.