Beginner Driver Education Course
Our BDE Course Exceeds MTO Standards.
Our course drives an emphasis on the prevention of distracted driving while incorporating awareness on the efforts of local campaigns for safer roads within our community.
20 hours in class
10 hours homelink (homework
10 in car lessons
Total 40 hours as per MTO requirements
Interactive with incorporation of group work
Two 15 minute breaks
30 minute lunch break
In car lessons:
Student will be allowed to choose an instructor only after obtaining their G-1 permit and successfully passing our course.
The in car lessons will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time between you and your selected instructor.
All in car lessons are done with company vehicles. They all have an automatic transmission.
Pick-up and drop-off for car lessons will be arranged between the student and instructor (there is flexibility).
In-Car Lessons are individual, and FREE Home pick up and drop off
CERTIFICATES – In order for a Driver Education Certificate to be issued, you must complete 20 classroom hours (with a minimum mark of 80%), 10 hours home study, and 10 hours of in-car instruction. The Driver Education Certificate allows you to schedule a road test with the Ministry of Transportation eight months (rather than 12 months) after the date of your G-1 Permit. The Insurance Industry also recognizes your Driver Education Certificate for Insurance Premium Discounts. (Only your Insurance Agent or Broker can advise you on the discount which would be applicable).
Graduates of our Beginner Driver Education Program may qualify for substantial automobile insurance discounts. No other driving school program offers a bigger discount. An electronic Graduation Certificate issued by the Ontario Government will be available from MTO for submission to your insurance company for a discounted rate!
ROAD TEST – Upon completing your in-car training and receiving your certificate, you will be able to call the Ministry of Transportation to book your road test. You must have your certificate number available for booking and bring the original certificate to your road test along with your other identification documents. Your G-1 Permit Fees include your first road test and a 5 year pre-paid driving permit. Though your driver education course does not include your road test, please call us if you need some review lessons. We are also available to take you for you road test at an additional charge ($140.00 for the road test, if you wish to use a car from Gear Up Driver Education Academy Ltd).
MISSING OF CLASSROOM & CAR INSTRUCTION LESSONS – It is your responsibility to make sure Gear Up Driver Education Academy Ltd. is notified 24 hours in advance of any cancelled car lessons. This can be done by phoning 519.317.8940 which is a 24 hour answering service 7 days a week for your convenience. If there is an emergency, we must be notified before 7:00 a.m. so that the instructor can be reached. Classroom Sessions which are missed will have to be made-up before you will be issued a Driver Education Certificate. It is your responsibility to attend the missed classroom sessions during the next driver education course. Missed car driving lessons which have not been cancelled 24 hours in advance will have to be made-up and an extra charge of $55.00 per hour session will be assessed for extra lessons.