§Apple Valley's instructors are patient and highly qualified professionals
who all love to teach, and they have years of experience training students
defensively, both In-Car and in the Classroom.(Check out our 'About Us' page.)
§Our classroom is a comfortably large, fully-equipped classroom,
located at Acadia University in downtown Wolfville, within a few steps of
downtown cafes and lunch locations.
§Apple Valley proudly delivers a superior, customer-friendly
experience, and we enjoy going the extra mile!
2. What are the basic steps to
getting a Nova Scotia
Class 5 Driver’s Licence?
□Take the Classroom and In-Car
training of the 25/10 Driver Education Program, if applicable.
□Pass the Road Test
□Present your Driver Education
Certificate to RMV (they will take a copy).
Note:If you did NOT take a
Driver Education Program, you will need to later take a recognized Defensive
Driving Course (DDC) to exit the Graduated Driver Licensing system (that is, to get the
"N" restrictions off your Licence).
□Pay for your upgrade to a
Class 5N Newly Licensed Driver’s Licence.
□Obtain a regular Class 5
Driver’s Licence (remove the “N”), two years after Road Test.
3. When can I start?
You may start your Classroom
Sessions BEFORE having your Learner's Licence.
start Classroom Sessions BEFORE
you turn 16 years old.
You may start In-Car
Lessons BEFORE classroom, if you have your Learner's Licence.
Class 7L Learner's Licence expires
soon, ask about our Accelerated
4. What approximate fees will I be
charged by Access NS?
(Vision, Rules and Signs) $20.
Learners Licence (photo card) $26.
Receipt Document Fee $55.
§Upgrade to Class
5N (after Road Test)$70.
Licence “N” (after 2 yrs) No Charge
5. For how long is my Learner’s
valid and how long before I can do a Road Test?
current provincial regulations for the Graduated Driver Licensing Program,
the Learner’s Licence is valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.
6.What happens if my Learners Licence expires before I do a Road Test?
If it expires,
the “Knowledge Test” (vision test / rules test / signs test) must be done
again at an Access NS testing centre.You will NOT have to start the waiting period again before you are eligible to
schedule a Road Test.
7.What restrictions will I have as a “Newly Licensed” Class 5N Driver?
pass your Road Test, you will be a “newly licensed” driver with a Class 5N
Licence for a minimum of two (2) years, and you will have the following
oZero blood alcohol content at all times
oOnly one front seat passenger, and rear seat passengers limited to
number of available seat belts
oNo driving between
and 5:00 AM, unless accompanied by a driver with at least two (2) years of
driving experience (an exemption from this curfew is available for work
oNo upgrade beyond a Class 5 Licence during the two years
8. How do I contact Access NS (the
Registry of Motor Vehicles)?