Driver Abstracts

Tip: The driver abstract must be no more than 10 days old at the time of hire. This ensures you have up-to-date information before your driver begins to drive.  Have the driver visit ICBC online to request a current abstract if they did not provide one when they applied.

A driver abstract is a record of the person’s driving history. You need to get one for every driver at the time of hire, and every 12 months after that. Note: You need the N print for the province that issued the driver’s licence, and request a BC one if they’ve ever had a BC licence.

There are two kinds. P prints are public, and report the person’s penalty points (for example, if they’ve been convicted of speeding, or drinking and driving).

Carriers must check the N prints. This abstract provides P print information and the driver’s commercial vehicle-related convictions.