Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Driver Training Information

Information on the TRU / Columbia transport driver training programs

  • ICBC Driving School Licence number DTC # 0260.
  • All driver training courses are continuous intake.
  • Driving lessons are 3, 4 and 8 hours (morning, afternoon or evening starts times).
  • Training is 20-28 hours per week.
  • We can train 6 days a week to accommodate out of town students.
  • Course lengths range from one week to five weeks.
  • Dorm rooms, hotels and motels in Kamloops give our out of town students reduced rates.
  • Air Brake courses are held every 2 to 3 weeks in Kamloops. (See air brake schedule)
  • Students are required to complete the Air Brakes course and write the Air Brakes and Class 1 learner’s tests before beginning the training.
  • Fees to write the tests are $15.00 each when written separately or $15.00 for both when you write the two tests together.
  • Road test fees are $60.00 for Class 1 and $50.00 for Class 3 and Class 2.
  • The license fee is $17.00.
  • Medical processing fee is $28.00.
  • ICBC road tests are scheduled by TRU and include the use of equipment.
  • Students are given an acceptance letter for the program to assist with funding requests.
  • The acceptance letter will show start date, completion date and cost of the course.
  • TRU does not require a PCTIA number as we are a public university.
  • Employers recognize our training programs and we have job placement assistance for students.
  • TRU does not charge HST on any of our training courses.
  • 99% of students who take our training courses are employed.
  • We train over 100 students per year.