ICBC Approved Instructor Training Course (ITC)

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Join a School or Start Your Own Driving School Business

Becoming a driving instructor is a big step in life and positions you to join an established driving school as a qualified and valued team member or start your own driving school business. We support both goals and provide all approved ICBC Instructor Training Curriculum for you to become a licensed instructor. Thinking Driver also includes detailed information on starting your own school if that is your goal in our no-charge optional “starting your school” course. Give yourself the best chance of success in business and choose this bonus program when you register. 

Thinking Driver has specialized in Instructor Training in the corporate and commercial world for decades and we are the only Approved School training BC School Bus Driving Instructors. Our instructor trainers have years of experience training law enforcement, emergency vehicle operators and corporate and provincial instructors. Our ICBC Approved Instructor Training Course team has trained hundreds of instructors how to be successful.

ICBC Approved Instructor Training Course
ICBC Approved Instructor Training

Award Winning Leadership

You will learn the advanced instructional and coaching techniques that earned Thinking Driver President Spencer McDonald national awards from Transport Canada and Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.  Ensure that your students enjoy learning everything they need to be safe on the highway and pass a road test. Learn to make teaching driving fun and profitable.

Your journey with Thinking Driver is all-inclusive, hassle-free and includes everything from course materials, reference guides, and extensive video libraries to practical training in our state of-the-art Thinking Driver Academy vehicles. We ensure your course completion documentation is sent to ICBC upon successful graduation, and your license to conduct in-car training with students will arrive shortly after.


  • Driving Instructor Manual “Tuning Up for Instructors”
  • Instructor Training Course Resource binder including lesson plans and learning activities 
  • ICBC Pre-Course Written Examination
  • ICBC Pre-Course Driving Evaluation
  • All written course material
  • Extensive video library of in-car demonstration/observations sessions of actual student training
  • Reference material, links, and guides to additional information 
  • Starting your school bonus consultation course with industry expert Spencer McDonald

Starting Your School Bonus

Personalized business coaching from Spencer McDonald 

Nationally recognized road safety professional, speaker and entrepreneur Spencer McDonald has built the Thinking Driver Group into a million-dollar, multinational driver training and consulting firm. Starting with only a driving instructor license, Spencer has demonstrated an ability to identify trends, market his expertise and surround himself with talented associates. Spencer provides a one on one consulting and coaching session with every new instructor candidate wishing to start their own driving school business. This insight and coaching from a seasoned business owner is priceless!


ITC course times: 8:00 to 5:00 Monday to Friday

Tuition: $7,185

2024 Opportunity to join Pilot Course:

Thinking Driver is piloting an all-new ITC on April 3 to 26 (weekdays) 2024.

We are currently accepting applications to attend this one-time course at a reduced tuition of $5,880 

There are a limited number of seats available at the discounted tuition so act early. 

Launch Your Driving Instructor Career
Thinking Driver ICBC Approved Instructor Training Course

Thinking Driver ICBC Approved Instructor Training Course is delivered in English according to ICBC rules. Thinking Driver Academy Chief Instructor and ITC instructor Sunny Jhaj is fluent in Punjabi and will assist ESL candidates when necessary and possible based on availability.

ਥਿੰਕਿੰਗ ਡਰਾਈਵਰ ICBC ਪ੍ਰਵਾਨਿਤ ਇੰਸਟ੍ਰਕਟਰ ਸਿਖਲਾਈ ਕੋਰਸ ICBC ਨਿਯਮਾਂ ਦੇ ਅਨੁਸਾਰ ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਥਿੰਕਿੰਗ ਡਰਾਈਵਰ ਅਕੈਡਮੀ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖ ਇੰਸਟ੍ਰਕਟਰ ਅਤੇ ਆਈਟੀਸੀ ਇੰਸਟ੍ਰਕਟਰ ਸੰਨੀ ਝੱਜ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਮੁਹਾਰਤ ਰੱਖਦੇ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਉਪਲਬਧਤਾ ਦੇ ਆਧਾਰ ‘ਤੇ ਲੋੜ ਪੈਣ ‘ਤੇ ਅਤੇ ਸੰਭਵ ਹੋਣ ‘ਤੇ ESL ਉਮੀਦਵਾਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਮਦਦ ਕਰਨਗੇ।

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