|Minimum age 18
|An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the equivalent
||Valid class "G" driver's license or higher
|Grade 10 English OR
||Meet MTO medical and vision standards
|Successful completion of the Wonderlic Test
||"A" written test – Beginners
ADDITIONAL COSTS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A-Z LICENCE
INCIDENTAL COSTS: Driver's Abstract ($12), MTO Medical ($120 - $150), Industry Test ($100), Steel-toed Work Boots ($150), Ministry of Transportation Written and Road Test ($120)
Expendable supplies such as gloves, safety vest and safety glasses, hard heat, handouts, notebooks, pens, and paper will be supplied by the school.
Steal toed boots, safety vest and safety glasses must be provided by the student
– must be presented to the Ministry before student will be eligible to complete any testing.
– Beginner's must be completed prior to beginning in-truck training.
All new drivers attempting the Class A road test on or after July 1, 2017 will have to successfully complete the mandatory entry-level training course before attempting their Class A Road Test.
Steps in Obtaining a Commercial Vehicle Driver's Licence
Visit a DriveTest Centre or a designated registered school
to pick up the necessary materials required for commercial testing, including the medical examination report form and driver's handbooks
you may require. You can also access a driver's handbooks online http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/publications/handbooks.shtml#Airbrake
for the written knowledge test(s).
Class A & D Practice Test
Visit a physician
of your choice to complete the medical examination and the medical examination report form. A medical report is valid for six months. Be sure to apply for your licence before the report expires.
Apply for a driver's licence
at a DriveTest Centre. At the DriveTest Centre, you will be required to present acceptable ID
, provide a valid and complete medical report form, and complete several forms at the time of your application.
Take a vision test
at the DriveTest Centre.
The test takes only a few minutes and is completed by a customer service agent at a DriveTest Centre when you apply. Bring any corrective lenses with you, if required.
Pay the applicable fees
at a DriveTest Centre.
Road test fee is $96.75 and the fee for the written component of the test is $23.25. Fees can be paid by cash, credit card, debit card, certified cheque, bank draft or money order.
Complete and pass a written knowledge test(s)
at a DriveTest Centre.
There is no appointment required. To allow sufficient time, it is highly recommended that applicants arrive at least one hour or more prior to office close.
You must successfully complete a road test within one year of completing a written test.
Otherwise, you will need to write the knowledge test and take the vision test again, including paying the applicable fee
If you are unsuccessful in your knowledge test, you may pay the fee and take the test again.
Enroll with the Approved training provider to
complete the mandatory entry-level training course MELT or A-Z Program.
Mandatory entry-level training will be delivered by:
- Private Career Colleges (PCCs) registered under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
Recognized authorities under the Ministry of Transportation's Driver Certification Program (DCP) including approved Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology.
Approved training providers will deliver the program using the Commercial Truck Driver Training Standard (Class A)