Things to Know About Manual Transmission Driving Lessons in Prince George

  • All ICBC Road Tests are conducted in an Automatic Transmission vehicle.
  • If you select a 14, 18 or any GLP Package, the last lesson prior to the scheduled Road Test date will be conducted in an automatic transmission vehicle. Please view our FAQ’s regarding Manual Transmission Lessons for further information.
  • If registering for a Graduated Licensing Program (GLP) Package, you’ll need to select a classroom session when registering.
    GLP Classroom Sessions for 2019
    Summer Session – July 19th (6:00pm-9:15pm), 20th & 21st (9:00am-4:30pm)
    Fall Session – November 15th (6:00pm-9:15pm), 16th & 17th (9:00am-4:30pm)
  • Lessons are one hour in length unless otherwise specified. Road Test lessons are two hours in length: 1-hour warmup +  use of car for test. 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 Lesson Packages can be completed 2 lessons at a time dependent on schedule availability.
  • In spring and summer months we regularly book a minimum of one month in advance. Remember to leave ample time for lessons and a Road Test. When building the instruction schedule for a student, we also include the Road Test date and book it with ICBC on behalf of the student (unless the package doesn’t include a road test) – if you’ve already scheduled a Road Test, please let us know when registering.
  • Prior to a Driver Training School booking a Road Test on behalf of a student, the student must provide his or her consent for the school to book a Road Test on the student’s behalf and disclose personal information about that student to ICBC for the purpose of booking a Road Test. Please read this ICBC Student Consent and Release Form which the student will be required to sign.
  • If a student is not successful on their first ICBC Road Test attempt, all GLP Packages and any Custom Tailored Lesson Packages of 14 or more lessons include one complimentary Warm-Up and the use of a PG Driving For Life Academy Car for a second test, OR a single one hour refresher prior to a second test, schedule permitting.
  • You can pay for lessons by cash, cheque, e-transfer, or credit card. If paying by credit card, payment is due when completing the online registration form. If paying by cheque, all payments are due via post-dated cheques at the beginning of the first in-car or in-class lesson (whichever comes first). If paying by cash or e-transfer, payments will be allotted to specific lesson dates. PG Driving For Life Academy Ltd. reserves the right to cancel lessons if payments have not been made. Any cheques returned NSF will be charged a $30 fee, per missed payment, and new payments must be made in cash. We do have Payment Plans available for a $30 fee or take credit card if paying in full.
  • Our prices include GST and are subject to change without notice. We will honor any rates for one month from initial quote. ICBC fees are the responsibility of the student and not included in our prices. 
  • PG Driving For Life Academy Ltd. Instructors reserve discretion for multiple road test bookings if a student is identified as being unlikely to pass due to lack of practice, 2 or more missed appointments or any external circumstances not related to PG Driving For Life Academy Ltd. instruction. We also reserve the right to deny a student use of our vehicles for testing prior to the first ICBC Road Test if we believe the student will not pass. Please refer to FAQ’s for further information about driving lessons in Prince George.

For more guidance on which package to select, please Contact Us to find the best fit.

Manual Transmission Graduated Licensing Program Packages

The Graduated License Program (GLP) is accredited by ICBC and allows participating students to take the test to graduate to their Class 5 license 6-months earlier than non-GLP students, poviding that they drive prohibition and accident free during their Class 7N phase. The GLP also provides two grade 11 credits to participating students.
Please remember to leave ample time for lessons and a Road Test. In the spring and summer months, we regularly book a minimum of one month in advance.

Manual Transmission GLP Diamond Package

$ 3150
  • Ideal for inexperienced, nervous, unconfident, unpracticed drivers
  • For those who won′t be practicing at all between lessons or have no one else to drive with
  • Includes extra highway driving, emergency maneuvers, gravel roads, and 2+ Simulated Practice Tests
  • (GST Included)
  • 46 hours total instruction
  • 18 hours in classroom
  • 30 lessons in-car, including
  • Use of automatic transmission car for Road Test
  • Eligible for our Payment Plan

Manual Transmission GLP Platinum Package

$ 2000
  • Designed for new drivers who wish to receive as many skills as possible in preparation for life long driving
  • Includes extra hours for students who may not receive as many practice hours with their Co-Drivers or
  • who simply need more lessons to graduate to their Class 7N phase
  • (GST Included)
  • 34 hours total instruction
  • 18 hours in classroom
  • 18 lessons in-car, including
  • Use of automatic transmission car for Road Test
  • Eligible for our Payment Plan

Manual Transmission GLP Gold Package

$ 1790
  • Same amount of classroom hours as the Platinum package, but fewer in-car hours
  • Designed for new drivers who wish to receive as many skills as possible in preparation for life long driving,
  • but who also will be completing many practice hours with their Co-Drivers
  • (GST Included)
  • 32 hours total instruction
  • 18 hours in classroom
  • 16 lessons in-car, including
  • Use of automatic transmission car for Road Test
  • Eligible for our Payment Plan

Manual Transmission GLP Silver Package

$ 1580
  • Same amount of classroom hours as the Gold package, but fewer in-car hours
  • Designed for new drivers who wish to receive the benefits of the GLP,
  • but who also will be completing a large amount of practice hours with a highly engaged and informed Co-Driver.
  • (GST Included)
  • 32 hours total instruction
  • 18 hours in classroom
  • 16 lessons in-car, including
  • Use of automatic transmission car for Road Test
  • Eligible for our Payment Plan

Manual Transmission Custom Tailored Lesson Packages

This package option provides the flexibility needed for specialized driving instruction – a student may create a customized package in consultation with their driving instructor. Including driving tutorials, evaluations, refresher lessons and winter training, these packages are designed to fit your specific needs. 
Please note: If graduating to the Class 7N phase we recommend an absolute minimum package of 4 one hour lessons, not including the hour warm up and road test. Please remember to leave ample time for lessons and a Road Test. 

18 Lesson Package

$ 1785
  • Includes use of car for road test
  • Ideal for a driver with less than 20 hours of experience or someone who may not have a consistent Co-Driver

14 Lesson Package

$ 1365
  • Includes use of car for road test
  • Ideal for a driver with less than 25 hours of experience

10 Lesson Package

$ 1050
  • Includes use of car for road test
  • Ideal for a driver with 25-30 hours of experience who needs to learn parking, maneuvers and clean up habits

8 Lesson Package

$ 840
  • Includes use of car for road test
  • Ideal for a driver with 30-40 hours of experience who needs to learn parking, maneuvers and clean up habits

6 Lesson Package

$ 630
  • Includes use of car for road test
  • Ideal for a driver with 40-60 hours of experience who needs to learn parking, maneuvers and clean up habits

4 Lesson Package

$ 420
  • *Use of car not included for road test*
  • Ideal for a driver with 40-60 hours of experience who needs to learn parking, maneuvers and clean up habits but does not need a warm up or use of the vehicle for the ICBC road test

3 Lesson Package

$ 315
  • Refresher Lesson + Warm Up + Road Test
  • Includes use of car for road test
  • *Graduating to Class 5 Only*
  • (NOT ELIGIBLE for Class 7N test)

2 Lesson Package

$ 210
  • Two 1 hour lessons
  • Ideal for a driver with 2 or more years of experience who needs to refresh their driving skills or clean up bad habits
  • Can also be purchased as additional lessons to any of the other packages

1 Lesson Package

$ 105
  • Ideal as an add-on manual transmission focused lesson

Supporting Our Community

“Giving is the Difference, that makes the Difference”

A portion of your driving lesson dollars helps to support various organizations in our community including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince George, the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation, and our UNBC Scholarship fund. 

We created a Financial Award with UNBC!

The award is available for past and current PG Driving For Life Students who are enrolled in an undergraduate program at UNBC. One award of $500 will be given per UNBC Awards Competition based on the following eligibility:

Available to a full-time undergraduate student in satisfactory academic standing. Applicants must be past or present students of the PG Driving For Life Academy who have completed 6 or more lessons. If you’re interested and fit the criteria, please email D4L(at)shaw(dot)ca for a letter confirming your eligibility (it will need to be submitted with your application).

Share with your friends/family who go to UNBC so they can apply!

Check http://www.unbc.ca/financial-aid for updated information on when the award applications open!