Become a Driving Instructor – In 4 Easy Steps
Become a Driving Instructor in 4 Easy Steps
Visit any DriveTEST Centre
- Pay $113.25 to MTO for the Driving Instructor Application
- Fees are set by the MTO and are subject to change. They are payable at any DriveTest Centre by cash, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Interac, Canadian travellers cheques, and money orders. Sorry, personal cheques are not accepted.
- Please note that, if you are successful in earning your driving instructor’s licence, there is an additional driving instructor licensing fee that will be calculated automatically. The exact amount will be provided to you when your temporary licence is issued. You must renew your driving instructor’s licence every five years, on or before your birthday. This fee bridges the gap between the day you earn your licence and your renewal date.
- Take the Vision test which only takes a few minutes. Make sure to bring any corrective lenses with you.
- Study for the written knowledge test.
- Although you are a qualified, licensed driver, rules and regulations have been changing and evolving. It is important that you have a current base of knowledge.
- As a mentor for students pursuing their Class G licence, you must be very familiar with the Official MTO Driver’s Handbook and the Highway Traffic Act. You can purchase driver’s handbooks at a DriveTest Centre or another authorized retailer.
- Take the G1 Knowledge test (Road signs & Rules of the Road)
- The knowledge test is the same test that your students will take. The test typically takes 30 minutes. There is no appointment required.
- If you are unsuccessful with your knowledge test or the Class G road test, you may pay the fee and take the test again. Driving instructor applicants are disqualified from applying for a licence for a period of one year upon failing their second attempt (within a period of 365 days) at the G1 knowledge test or Class G road test (for the purposes of obtaining a driving instructor’s licence).
- Disqualified applicants must retake all tests, and repay the appropriate fees, once the disqualification period has passed.
- Book your Road test
- For the Class G road test, a driver examiner will assess your more advanced driving skills. This is the same road test that your students will take. Standby road test appointments may be available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Go to your LOCAL police station with two acceptable identity documents and request to have the Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) process started (this may take up to 4 weeks)
VSCs assess your suitability to work with or interact with children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
Visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca and/or review the information in your driving instructor paperwork for information on where and how to complete this step.
Please note that, if your postal code starts with a letter M, you will need to fill out a Consent to Disclosure Waiver form (SR-LD-008). You must have your ID and Consent to Disclosure Waiver form verified and signed by an employee at one of the following authorized DriveTest Centres prior to applying for a VSC from Toronto Police Service: Downsview, Etobicoke, Metro East, or Port Union. Once your Consent to Disclosure Waiver and ID has been verified and signed by a DriveTest employee, you must mail the completed Consent to Disclosure Waiver form and payment directly to the address on the top of the form.
Once you receive the VSC results, take them to a DriveTest Centre. The agent will forward the information to MTO for review. If your VSC is not cleared, or requires a further review, you will receive a letter from the MTO Driver Improvement Office.
Register with one (1) of the following colleges:
Centennial College – Ashtonbee/Warden Campus:
(416) 289-5000 (Joan at ext. 7105) (Richard at ext. 7086)
Fanshawe College – London Campus:
Humber College – Etobicoke Campus:
Requirements for the Instructor program
If you want to apply to the program you must:
- Hold a valid Ontario driver’s licence for more than 4 years (other than class G1, G2, M1, M2, or M(L)).
- Be 21 years of age or older.
- Have no demerit points on your driver’s record.
- Pass a terminal check at the DriveTest Centre to ensure you meet licensing requirements.