Basic Driving Instructor: TBC: Jan 21 to Feb 15, 2019


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Basic Driving Instructor


Course Description

Intense and challenging, the course prepares the graduate to train novice drivers’ in-vehicle and requires dedication with full time class attendance and some preparation at home each evening.

This four-week course is designed to satisfy the educational requirements set out by the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario to qualify for a Driving Instructor Licence. Licensed instructors are qualified to teach the in-vehicle portion of the MTO Beginner Approved Driver Education Course.

For further information please contact our Registrar,

Merle Fourie: ph: 905-625-0556 Ext 226 or email:

Course Content:

Please note that the since 2017 the Ontario Safety League offer this program under the new Approved MTO curriculum; e.g. more weight being given to  in-car time and less to in-classroom.

The 130 hour curriculum consists of two segments:

In-class–80 hours includes

  • Communication skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Basic lesson planning;
  • Rules and regulations;
  • Novice driver evaluation;
  • Knowledge of Highway Traffic Act
  • Knowledge of Defensive Driving techniques
  • All teaching in-class is delivered from our Mississauga location (212-2595 Skymark Ave.,)

In-vehicle–50 hours includes

  • Driver evaluation above G2 level;
  • Development of technical in-vehicle manoeuvring skills;
  • Development of skills to teach driving knowledge and skills to novice drivers.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to give acceptable skill performance and knowledge feedback in the following general areas:

  • Communication skills;
  • Setting student learning objectives;
  • Measuring student learning;
  • Instructional skills;
  • Lesson planning;
  • In-vehicle driving performance;
  • Demonstrating competent, safe and defensive driving practices.


Classroom – formal & informal instruction, workshops & practical exercises
In-vehicle – formal & informal instruction, assessment for technical, teaching & driving skills


Materials – Participant and workshop materials,
Reference – Highway Traffic Act, MTO Driver Handbook, selection of curricula.


Full attendance, classroom and in-vehicle teaching performance, assignments and lesson planning, presentations and tests, overall participation.


OSL’s Basic Driving Instructor certificate satisfies the course requirement to obtain a Driver Instructor Licence from the Ontario  Ministry of Transportation.


Four (4) consecutive years of driving experience, ‘G’ license at time of application and no demerit points.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent)

*See outline below of items to be completed at the DriveTest Centre


130 hours (20 days); 80 hours in-class and 50 hours in-vehicle.

8:45 am to 4:15 pm daily, homework will be assigned.

Course Dates

2018:  Jan 22–Feb 16, Apr 16–May 11,  July  23–Aug 18, Oct 15–Nov 9


Tuition: $2,525 (HST Exempt) and Books: $100+GST        (Total: $2,625)

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To become a qualified driving instructor in Ontario, the Ministry of Transportation requires successful completion of the approved MTO driving instructor course. The Ontario Safety League has been turning out top quality Driving Instructors for many years. Our Instructors are the best in the industry.

Call Ontario Safety League at 905-625-0556 and ask for our Registrar (Merle).

  • Register by completing our OSL Student Registration form and fax, scan and send by email, mail or drop by the OSL offices.

*Call into any       DriveTest Centre

  • Pay the standard fee for a Driving Instructor Application
  • Take the knowledge test (Road signs & Rules of the Road) and Vision test
  • Book a road test

Visit your local police station with two forms of identity and request to have the VSC (Vulnerable Sector Check) process started (will take several weeks)

Once you receive the returned VSC – take it to a DriveTest Centre

Students who complete the course successfully will receive an Ontario Safety League Driving Instructor Certificate. Driving schools throughout Ontario regard our certificate and teaching method in very high regard.