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Welcome to Fort St. John's ICBC-Licensed Driving School

Whether you are a person looking to get his or her driver's license for the first time, a new immigrant learning to drive in Canada, a person with a Novice Licence wishing to get their full-time driver's license, or a concerned parent wanting your teenager to learn how to drive the responsible way, without the hassle of teaching your teenager yourself, then Elite Driver Training School is your answer to obtaining your own, or your teenager's, driver's license with the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to make new drivers, safer drivers!

Who Is David Rowsell?

David is a former ICBC Driver Examiner and very familiar with the British Columbia driver licensing process. He is quite knowledgeable about what a new driver will need to learn to be successful in obtaining their “N” (Novice) or full-time driver’s license. (Class 5)

Passing the ICBC road test is a very important part of the BC driving process and a milestone in many people’s lives. David teaches you the driving skills, knowledge, and attitude needed to become a new safer driver. Applying what you learn from his detailed driving lessons will make it easier for you to pass the road test, bringing you one step closer to your personal goal of obtaining a full-time British Columbia driver’s license.

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Professional Driver Training School

Being employed with ICBC, as a Driver Examiner, combined with pursuing a career as a Certified Safety Officer in the Fort St. John surrounding area, allowed David to be aware of and observe the need for a professional driver training school.

David not only caters to the long-term residents of the area, but to the recent influx in the population growth of newcomers to Fort St. John and the immediate surrounding area from other provinces and countries.

Having over 40 years of driving experience, training as an ICBC Driver Examiner and a personal touch for safety, combined with his friendly attitude and personal characteristics, David decided on obtaining professional training to teach new drivers to be safer drivers by becoming a driving instructor and setting up a driver training facility known as Elite Driver Training School.

Exceptional Instructions

In almost 9 years of operation, in June 2013–April 2022, David Rowsell (Elite Driver Training School) has helped over twelve hundred (1,200+) students to obtain their BC driver's license from his instruction. His exceptional instruction helps to create a High Passing Rate for students taking the ICBC road test on the first try. Of course, all students make mistakes or get nervous, and there are students that are not successful on the first attempt! Percentage rates vary for students taking the road test the first time, as many scenarios can and will happen in traffic on a road test that may never happen during a driving lesson. For students using my vehicle for the road test, the passing rate for first-time students trained by Elite Driver Training School is 95%.

Originally from Eastern Canada, David Rowsell is a resident and homeowner of Fort St. John for 25 years and has been living in the province of British Columbia for 28 years.

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