Reconsideration of a Referral to Remedial Programs

In April 2013 RoadSafetyBC put in place an enhanced referral and formal administrative reconsideration process for drivers referred to remedial programs – the Responsible Driver Program (RDP) and the Ignition Interlock Program (IIP). Under the enhanced process, drivers with alcohol-related driving prohibitions referred to remedial programs under section 25.1 of the Act are provided with a copy of their driving record and information about the formal process available to have their referral reconsidered.

In February 2016 RoadSafetyBC introduced legislation to make referrals to the remedial programs mandatory for many drivers. Please note that if you have been referred to remedial programs under section 25.2 of the Act, you are not eligible to apply for a reconsideration.

If you have been referred to the RDP and/or the IIP under section 25.1 of the Act, you may seek a reconsideration of that decision. Within 30 days of the date of your referral letter, you may apply to the Superintendent for a reconsideration of your referral(s). To do so you must:

  1. Complete an Application for Reconsideration form: Remedial Program Application for Reconsideration (PDF)
  2. Attach to your application form all evidence and submissions that you wish the Superintendent to consider
  3. Mail or fax the reconsideration application form and written submission to RoadSafetyBC at:

    RoadSafetyBC
    PO BOX 9254 STN PROV GOVT
    VICTORIA BC V8W 9J2

    Facsimile: (250) 953-8639

You must ensure that all of the relevant information that you wish the Superintendent to consider is included with your application. The Superintendent will notify you in writing once your referral to remedial programs has been assessed and a decision is made.

Reconsideration applications submitted within 30 days of the date of your referral letter will result in a stay of your remedial program requirements until the reconsideration is concluded. This means that while the reconsideration is being conducted, you will not be required to register for the RDP and/or the IIP. However, you must provide a completed application and submission otherwise the stay will not be granted. Your referral to the RDP and/or the IIP, and/or your request for reconsideration of these programs does not alter or affect any other licence cancellation, licence suspension, driving prohibition or any outstanding licensing requirements.

Please see the Administration of Remedial Programs for frequently asked questions, referral guidelines and policies.

Late Applications:

Submissions made after 30 days are considered late applications. Late applications will be considered by the Superintendent; however, your requirement to participate in remedial programs will not be stayed during the reconsideration process. This means that you will be required to register for and participate in the RDP and/or the IIP during the reconsideration process if your application is late. Your referral to the RDP and/or the IIP, and/or your request for reconsideration of these programs does not alter or affect any other licence cancellation, licence suspension, driving prohibition or any outstanding licensing requirements.

Outstanding Historical Referrals to Remedial Programs

Drivers referred to remedial programs prior to April 2013 who have outstanding remedial program requirements may also apply for reconsideration. If you have an outstanding referral to remedial programs and wish to apply for reconsideration then please download the application form available here (PDF). Your referral will proceed uninterrupted while the reconsideration is being completed. You will be notified in writing once your reconsideration application has been assessed and a decision has been made.