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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 calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or by visiting an Access Canberra Service Centre. Payment of the prescribed fee is due at the time of the booking. The licence applicant or his or her representative can book the assessment.
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