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 (New for 2017):

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

The 130 hour curriculum consists of two segments:

In-class–80 hours includes

In-vehicle–50 hours includes

Learning Outcomes

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


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

2017:  Jan 23–Feb 17, Apr 17–May 12,  July  24–Aug 18, Oct 16–Nov 10


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



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).

*Call into any DriveTest Centre

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.