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You must be at least 17 years of age and have held a learner licence for a minimum of 6 months before being able to obtain a provisional driver licence.

There are two methods you can use to get your provisional driver licence:

1. The Competency Based Training and Assessment Scheme (CBT&A), which uses a logbook system through an Accredited Driving Instructor.
2. Take a practical driving test with an ACT Government Licence Examiner.

You will be on a provisional driver licence for 3 years and must display a 'P' plate for this period - unless you take the optional Road Ready Plus ( course after six months or more on a provisional driver licence.

During the 3 year provisional licence period your Alcohol Concentration (BAC) must be zero. So do not drink alcohol if you are intending to drive.

CBT&A or Logbook System
The logbook system is available through an Accredited Driving Instructor, who is accredited by the ACT Government to train and assess learner drivers for a provisional driver licence. You can find Accredited Driving Instructors though the list of driving schools in the Yellow Pages telephone book. When selecting a driving instructor ask to see their Accreditation Certificate before taking any driving lessons.

Government Examiner System
Learner drivers wishing to obtain their licence with a Government Examiner can book an assessment by visiting an Access Canberra Shopfront or the Road User Services office at Dickson in person and pay the $99.80 fee to book an assessment. The licence applicant or his or her representative can book the assessment.
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