Fleet Driver Trainer (In-Class)

Course Description

(This program is limited to 3rd party contracted students only until further notice)

The Ontario Safety League has designed the Fleet Driver Trainer (In-Class) course to assist participants to establish a level of excellence in the role of a professional driver trainer. Competent and responsible, the driver trainer will understand the basic outline of a training program and able to deliver classroom instruction to commercial drivers. This course is built to the standards set by the Ministry Transportation of Ontario (MTO).

Course Content

  • Week 1 Understanding a driver training program outline to meet the requirements for application to MTO Driver Certification Program (DCP) for Recognized & Signing Authority.
  • Week 2 Develop a curriculum, create the lesson plans and deliver/present the training.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply for Signing Authority to the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario to carry out training in conjunction with a Recognized Authority (carrier) in order to upgrade licences and extend endorsements to the drivers they train within the Driver Certification Program;


Classroom and extensive homework hours (to prepare for classroom evaluated presentations)

Field: visit to MTO ‘Weigh Scales’ location and maintenance shop as available (safety boots and safety hat required).


Graduate certificate to accompany an application to Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Driver Certification Program for Signing Authority as an Air Brake Instructor and Driver Trainer for a carrier holding Recognized Authority. Graduates may also apply to OSL for Signing Authority privileges in OSL’s Air Brake program.


Materials Highway Traffic Act (Ontario), MTO Air Brake Endorsement,
MTO guest speaker Driver Certification Program.


Attendance, class participation, assignments and tests

Prerequisites/ Admission

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent)

As part of the new MTO-DCP  ‘Signing Authority Program’: Techniques of Instruction.

Sound knowledge of Fleet operations and some experience in driver training an asset.

Valid Commercial class license held for 3 years or more.


10 days: Classroom (incl. possible half day in field observation);
8.30 am to 4.30 pm daily, Plus extensive homework (approx 15+hours) to prepare for evaluated presentations.

Course Dates

2021: March 22-April 2;  July 26- August 6;  November 29- December 10.

Fee:  TOTAL:  $2,300+applicable taxes  (Tuition: $2,200+HST  and  Books: $100+GST)

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