New Brunswick first to offer online written drivers test
It seems like everything is moving online these days…and that now includes the written drivers tests in New Brunswick!
Becoming the first province to offer an online written drivers test, aspiring drivers can now take the test online. If you opt to do the online test, you need to meet the following requirements:
- A desktop or laptop connected to the internet with an enabled camera
- photos will be taken throughout the exam for identification purposes
- phones and tablets are not compatible
- One of these browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge
- A valid email address
- For minors (under 18), consent must be given electronically by a parent at the time of registration. Parents must provide a separate valid email address.
- Applicants are required to complete the test on their own, without assistance.
- Applicants must not refer to the driver handbook, internet or any other resource.
- If it is determined that unauthorized assistance has been received, this will constitute a failure and require the applicant to complete another test (retest fee will be charged).
- Upon test completion, applicants will receive an email with results or advising that answers need additional time to be reviewed.
- If applicant passes both tests, they must wait a minimum of 4 business days, then go to any SNB office (except Dieppe or Campobello) to complete a vision test. The following documentation will also be required:
- Proof of Identification
- Proof of Residency
- Completed Consent Form (if under 18 years old)
- If applicant fails one or both tests, they must wait a minimum of 7 days, then pay the retesting fee(s) and attempt the test(s) again. It is not necessary to repurchase the initial New Driver Examination Test Bundle.
The move to online is to help ease wait times at Service New Brunswick and make it more convenient for residents to obtain their license.
“An increasing number of our customers want the convenience and safety of online transactions rather than in-person visits to a service centre,” said Service New Brunswick Minister Mary Wilson. “As one of our most requested services, particularly from our younger customers, being able to offer the written driver’s test online is a significant step towards reaching our goal of having 70 per cent of all transactions completed online.”
In person testing is still available at service centres. Full details here