Please read what's below before coming to the classes.
Weather Prep: Every class has outdoor activities. Before coming to each class, tap the first image, look at the hourly weather forecast, and bring what's needed (umbrella? jacket?) for the outdoors.
Early Arrival: Arrive before 10 a.m. because each class begins on time with an outdoor activity that's a required part of the course.
Assignments: There are two 5.5 hour assignments. Each one is due one week after you receive it.
Course Dynamics: Some of the dynamics are based on the instructor's experiences with Vancouver Police Department (Victim Services Unit), Canada Safety Council, BC Ministry of Attorney General, Greyhound, Justice Institute of BC, Vancouver Community College, Dalhousie University, and Class 2/3/6 vehicles (tour buses, intercity buses, trucks, limousines, taxis, motorcycles).
Masks: As specified in the BC guidelines (third image), students wear masks indoors (unless they qualify for an exemption). The instructor does not wear a mask because it can interfere with the assimilation of what's being communicated. Here's a quote from the BC guidelines:
A mask is not required "while providing a service to a person with a disability or diverse ability (including but not limited to a hearing impairment), where visual cues, facial expressions and/or lip reading/movements are important."
ICBC Course Completion Certificate: If you want a certificate, ICBC requires that you complete all of the course components within 1 year:
Class Activities, Assignments, Test (50% to pass, 100% for retakes), Car Lessons
Waiting List: The course dynamics require a maximum of 12 students in each class. There's a waiting list for future classes; therefore, if you want to reschedule a class because you didn't complete part of the course, it may not be possible before your road test or ICBC's 1 year deadline.
Using the Certificate: If you present the certificate at your high school, you'll receive two Grade 11 credits. If you present it at ICBC before taking your first road test, you'll receive a 6 month reduction of the N-stage if you avoid all of the following:
driving prohibitions, vehicle impoundments, at-fault crashes, driving violations (except 0-point violations, non-motor vehicle violations, federal contravention violations, municipal and parking violations)
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