Current Students-In Car Driving Instructor Course

Information and Resources

PDIO Required Documents

As a Registered Private Career College, under the PCC Act, 2005, PDIO is required to collect the following information from each student who takes our Driving Instructor Course:

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Driver's License

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Signed Enrollment Contract

Sent to you by email on the first day of class

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Signed In-Car Policies Sheet

Sent to you on the first day of class

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Signed Evaluation of Progress

Sent to you by email half way through the course.

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In-Class Workbook

Sent to you in the original email containing the Zoom link. This must be submitted to PDIO at the end of the in-class portion of the course. 

You can either email it back to us if you filled it out electronically, or scan and email or mail the book to PDIO’s Brampton Campus.

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Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Or Equivalent

Translated, certified equivalent foreign educational documents are acceptable.

Certifying bodies include: WES, Ontario Based College/Universities.

For students without an OSSD or equivalent, PDIO offers an equivalency test on-campus for an additional fee.

Please Note:

All documents must be submitted to PDIO during the course. All documents must be received by the end of the in-class portion of the course.

Additional Resources

Videos and resources that cover common in-car maneuvers, teaching styles and more!

MTO Required Documents for NEW Driving Instructors

For students taking PDIO’s Driving Instructor course to get their in-car license.

PDIO’s course is one portion of the requirements to get your Driving Instructor license from the MTO. For your reference, we have listed the other requirements below.

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Step 1: Terminal Check at DriveTest

Attend DriveTest in person and tell them you wish to become a Driving Instructor. They will run a “Terminal Check” to make sure you have the license history required (4 years G class) and no current demerit points.

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Step 2: Purchase the Driving Instructor Kit

Once you have passed the terminal check, you will purchase the Driving Instructor Kit. This includes:

  • G1 Written Test
  • G Driving Test
  • 4 Years license fees
  • Information about submitting your Vulnerable Sector Check.

This Driving Instructor Kit is your record of each requirement of the licensing process and must be submitted to DriveTest to receive your Driving Instructor License.

For more information please visit: https://drivetest.ca/licences/driving-instructors.html

And for pricing of the kit: https://drivetest.ca/tests/fees.html (At the bottom of the page)

Driving Instructor Kit

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Step 3: Write your G1 Knowledge Test (Number 1 on the Image above)

Next you will do your G1 written knowledge test in person at DriveTest.

******PLEASE NOTE: You only have 2 attempts to pass both your G1 and G tests. If you fail twice, you will be required to wait 1 full year before reapplying to become an instructor.******

There are many resources out there to practice for your test, below are only a few (Please note that PDIO provides these only as a resource and is not responsible for the accuracy of these websites):

https://www.g1.ca/g1-practice-test/
https://www.drivingtest.ca/ontario-g1-driving-test/

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Step 4: Obtain and Submit your Vulnerable Sector Check*

The MTO requires all new applicants for the Driving Instructor License to submit a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). This is obtained from your local Police department, and is then mailed to the MTO.

PDIO has heard from many students that this requirement is a challenge, and have provided the following resources:

Many police departments will not issue a VSC without a letter from an Employer. We are not an employer, however we have provided the following letter to students in the past which has worked. Please fill in your name and date before you bring it in to your local police.

Vulnerable Sector Letter

We have also found from experience, that submitting the VSC to DriveTest for them to mail in often results in lost or delayed VSC’s as well.

The best option is to email it to the MTO at [email protected]. Please ensure that in the email you include your name, driver’s license number and a copy of the VSC.

The next best option is to mail it in directly using registered mail (Xpresspost, etc.) to the MTO at:

Ministry of Transportation
Driver Improvement Office, Driver Control Section
Attn: Driving Instructor Vulnerable Sector Check
77 Wellesley Street West Box 671
Toronto, ON M7A 1N3

*Please note that this step can be done at any time once you have purchased the Driving Instructor Kit. Typically we find that this takes 2-3 weeks for most Police services to issue, 1 week for the letter to be mailed and the MTO processing time is 3-4 weeks.

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Step 5: Pass your G2 Exit or G Driving Test (Number 3 on the Image above)

The MTO requires all new applicants for the Driving Instructor License to repeat the G Test. This is the road test that requires highway driving.

******PLEASE NOTE: You only have 2 attempts to pass both your G1 and G tests. If you fail twice, you will be required to wait 1 full year before reapplying to become an instructor.******

The PDIO Driving Instructor Course includes plenty of on-road practice and can be an excellent refresher. Alternatively, you might consider a few refresher lessons with a Driving Instructor before attempting this test.

*Please note: This requirement can be done any time after passing the G1 test. When you pass the G1 test, DriveTest will book your G test for you. This could occur before or after the VSC submission. We highly recommend using the DriveTest website to look for cancellations for G tests as there is currently a long wait for tests.

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Step 6: Take PDIO's Driving Instructor Course (Number 4 on the Image above)

The MTO requires all new applicants for the Driving Instructor License to take an MTO Approved Driving Instructor training program such as ours. At the end of the course, PDIO will sign off on your completion in the Driving Instructor Kit.

*This must be done by Scott in the Brampton Campus. After all course requirements are completed the Driving Instructor Kit can be mailed or dropped off at Campus to be signed

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Step 7: Get Your Driving Instructor's License

Once you have completed all of the requirements, you can take your filled out Driving Instructor Kit form to DriveTest. They will verify the completion and then issue you your license on the spot.

To get your license, your Driving Instructor Kit must:

  • Have a filled out and signed section for your G1 knowledge test
  • Have a filled out and signed section for your G driving test
  • Have a filled out and signed section by PDIO for the approved training course.

You also must have submitted and have approved your VSC. This is not recorded on the kit, DriveTest will check their system to see if MTO has processed and approved it.

If all of these requirements are met, you can get your license!