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General Information:

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I would like to apply for an Ontario Driver's Licence. What are the requirements?

Generally, to obtain a driver’s licence in Ontario, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Present acceptable ID at the time of your application;
  • Meet medical requirements;
  • Pay applicable fees; and
  • Pass a vision test, a knowledge test, a G2 road test, and a G road test.
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How can I contact a DriveTest Centre?

You have two options:

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How can I obtain a Driver History/Abstract for my Ontario Driver's Licence?

You can order a driver’s abstract online or by going directly to ServiceOntario.
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Where can I purchase a Driver's handbook?

You can purchase a Driver’s handbook at any DriverTest location.

Acceptable ID:

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What ID do I need to bring with me to apply for an Ontario Driver's Licence?

You will be required to show proof of your:

  • Legal name;
  • Date of birth (must state day, month and year of birth)
  • Signature

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate AND Health Card
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When do I need a Guarantor Form?

If an applicant is unable to present proof of signature from one of the forms of acceptable ID, the applicant may present an original, completed Declaration from a Guarantor for attesting to their signature.

Beginner Driver Eduction (BDE)

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Where can I find a list of Ministry-approved course providers?

Go to mto.gov.on.ca/english/driver/driving-schools (you will find us under Cornwall, Morrisburg, Prescott and Winchester).

DriveTest Fees

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What methods of payment are accepted by DriveTest?

DriveTest accepts cash, debit or credit (cash only for the Driver’s Handbook).

Fees:

The G1 licence package:  $159.75
(includes a knowledge test, a G2 road test, and a 5-year licence.

Knowledge test (per extra attempt):  $16.00

G2 road test (per extra attempt):  $53.75

G road test: $

Graduated Licensing

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What does Graduated Licensing mean? How does it work?

Everyone must meet the requirements at each driving level. You must graduate from one level to the next.

The levels are:

  • G1 (knowledge test)
  • G2 (road test)
  • G (highway test)

Knowledge/Written Test

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Do I need to book an appointment for a knowledge test?

No, you do NOT have to book an appointment for a knowledge test (allow yourself time to complete the test before the centre closes).

Road Tests

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Do you have a car I can rent for my road test?

For a cost, we at Signature Driving School do offer use of our car for road tests in Winchester, Cornwall, Brockville and Smiths Falls.

Test overviews:

Knowledge tests are written tests that determine whether you have a good understanding of the rules of the road and traffic signs. They consist of multiple choice questions based on the provincial misconduct among test takers.

Road tests assess your driving skills according to MTO criteria. A road test involves driving your own vehicle with a driver examiner as an observer. While observing, driver examiners user a set of predefined test routes, driver tasks and forms/scoresheets to fairly evaluate your ability to apply the rules of the road, manage a vehicle and demonstrate safe driving practices.

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What are your terms and conditions? Signature Driving School Terms and Conditions All students will be given the minimum of 20 hours of in-class theory and 10 hours of homework links. A grade of 80% or higher must be achieved in order for a student to commence their 10 hours of in-car lessons. (Both online and in class courses) An administration fee of $75 will be applied if a student cancels after having already started the course. If the student has not begun training a registration fee of $25 will be assessed. On the day of course registration for online courses payment must be made in full. Payment must be given first day of in class instruction when done on site. Payment options can be discussed with the office but must be made in advance. Failure to provide full payment by the above stated guidelines will result in the halt of all in car lessons until payment is received. There will be a charge of $20 for all N.S.F. checks. To cancel a driving lesson, you must notify your in-car instructor at least 24 hours beforehand. Failure to do so will result in a fee of $50 for the cost of replacing a 1 hour driving session. Failure to have proper footwear and a license will result in a cancellation of appointment and will result in a $50 fine. For all in car lessons instructors have a 15 minute leeway before and after the scheduled time for an in–car lesson to begin. This window of time is to account for traffic and inclement weather. Students will be considered completed only when ALL components of the course are finished. Completion of the course will be confirmed and documented with the MTO electronically and no documentation will be issued upon completion. For proof of course completion the student must obtain their own copy of their driving history record at a Service Ontario office. Students have a maximum of 12 months to complete the full course. Commencing on the first day in-class instruction. After 12 months, students will be required to re-take the course. Therefore, pay the full course fee again.
• You will be required to pass a 20 minute G1 exit test similar to the one used by DriveTest. You must achieve a mark of 75% or higher to be certified with the MTO and pass drivers education. All students must return their completed home links book on the final day of the in class instruction. If the homework is not received the student can not commence their in car lessons until it is handed in. The replacement cost for a home links book is $10.

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