New Brunswick Drivers License

How to Get New Brunswick Driving Licence: Graduated Driver’s Licence (Class 7) in New Brunswick (NB)

· This is an instructional type of licence for the driver to acquire experience, over a minimum of 24 months, before becoming a fully licensed driver (Class 5).

· This type of licence has Level 1 and Level 2

· While the holder of a New Brunswick graduated licence, the driver must maintain 0% blood alcohol content while driving and any breach of this condition will result in a one year suspension, followed by a return to the beginning of the graduated licence period with no credit given for a previously passed road test or driver training course.

Level 1

· Must be accompanied by only one passenger who has a Class 5 or better licence, at least three years of driving experience and who is seated in the front passenger seat.

· Cannot drive between midnight and 5:00 a.m.

· Can be eligible to take the road test for Level 2 after eight months if graduated from a licensed driver training school or after 12 months if they have not.

Level 2

· Cannot drive between midnight and 5:00 a.m. except for education or work purposes or if they’re accompanied by a driver who has a Class 5 or better licence and at least three years driving experience. They can apply to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles for an exemption to this night time restriction for other reasons.

· Cannot have more than three passengers in their vehicle and no more than one passenger in the front seat.

What to bring to the test center

· You must come to the examination office with a vehicle that is in good mechanical condition, preferably the one which you expect to operate after you obtain your driver’s licence.

· You must have the valid motor vehicle registration and insurance card to show the Examiner upon request.

· Prior to the road test, the vehicle will be checked by the Examiner. The road test will not be conducted if the vehicle is not in satisfactory mechanical condition.

· In addition, you must present one original or certified copy of a valid passport, birth certificate, or court order to verify your name and date of birth and two pieces of identification to verify your current address.

· Please contact Service New Brunswick for a complete list of acceptable documents. It may be a requirement for a parent or guardian to accompany you to verify your address.

Requirements for getting the New Brunswick Drivers Licence

· Applicant must be at least 16 years of age.

· You must have the written consent of a parent or guardian before applying for a licence if you are less than 18 years of age.

· Before you, as a resident of New Brunswick, may obtain a learner’s licence, you must pass an examination to determine if you meet the required vision standards (20/40 best eye).

· You must also have an acceptable knowledge of road signs, rules of the road and safe driving practices.

Website for New Brunswick practice questions and driver handbook online

New Brunswick driver handbook online

New Brunswick practice test questions

Website and phone for New Brunswick driving test center

Contact customer service by email at snb@snb.ca or call SNB Online Support: within the province at 1 888 832-2762 (no charge dial); outside the province at 1 (506) 684-7901.

Hours of Operation are Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-10:00p.m., Saturday 10:00a.m.- 5:00p.m. http://www.snb.ca/e/6000/6901e.asp

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