Government of New Brunswick


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


• Applicant must be at least 16 years of age.
• Applicants under 18 years of age must have parental consent that must be witnessed by a non-relative.
• Must pass vision screening (20/40 best eye).
• Must pass written, basic and signs tests.
• Must provide 1 proof of identification and 2 proof of NB residency documents. For a complete list of acceptable documents please visit Driver's Licences.


Class 7 Graduated Licence - Level I

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.

Class 7 Graduated Licence - Level II

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.

Driver's in the Graduated License Program must maintain a zero blood alcohol (BAC) content while driving

Driver Examiner Offices are located at 36 examining stations or SNB Centres around the Province. Driver examiners test qualified people wishing to obtain a new driver's licence or to upgrade their existing licence to operate a motor vehicle.

Appointments for all written tests, Basic Driver’s Licence road tests (class 5 or 7.2), and Moped/Scooter road tests may now be booked on-line using New Brunswick’s Driver Examination On-Line Booking Service

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
2009 PS driver written exam.pdf


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Examination (vision screening, written test, and road test)
  Written test - first attempt25.002009-04-01
  Written test - re-write15.002009-04-01
  Road test - class 9, 8, 7, 6 or 5 (for each attempt)25.002009-04-01
Licence (20.00 per year)2009-04-01
  Class 7 is valid for four (4) years.90.002015-09-01
  Replacement of driver's licence of any class22.002015-09-01
Driver's Handbook 5.001994-01-01
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