School Bus Driver Instruction Course
Persons with an Ontario Class BZ licence are licenced to drive anyschool bus purpose vehicle, as well as any vehicle that requires the driver to have a Class CZ, DZ, E or F licence.
Full and part-time training courses are available. The BZ course includes our Air Brake Course, Defensive Driving, Log Book, Border Crossing Training, U.S. Driving Regulations Classes and one-on-one in-vehicle training. Both classroom and in-vehicle training are taught by experienced, qualified instructors. Courses are available on a continuous basis throughout the year. Please contact the location nearest you for upcoming course dates & costs.
Day, Evening and Weekend Courses are available.
Please contact the location nearest you for the next available start date and course costs.
You must obtain these pre-requisites, before registering
- Minimum requirement-Ontario Class ‘G’ Driver’s Licence (Class G1 & G2 are not eligible)
- You will need to have a special MTO Medical form copmpleted by a doctor. These forms are available free of charge at our offices, or your local Drive Test Centre.
- Purchase a copy of the Ministry of Transportation’s ‘Bus Driver Handbook’ and read it over in preparation for the Written Test for your beginner’s licence. This manual can be purchased at our offices, Licence & Vehicle Offices, the Drive Test Centre or your local bookstore. You do not need to purchase the Air Brake Manual, as one is provided at course registration.
- Take your completed MTO Medical Form to your local Drive Test Centre when you go to write your beginner’s test. (They will keep the medical form so make sure you make copies of it before handing it in)
- You will be required to pay the MTO an $85.00 licencing fee prior to writing the test.
- Do not write the ‘Z’ endorsement (Air Brake) portion of the test at that time as we provide this course as part of your training.
- If writing for a class B or E licence, the Ministry will run a criminal record search on you.
- Obtain your current ‘3-Year Driver’s Abstract’ (driving record report). The fee is approximately $12. Driver’s Abstracts and CVORs are available at the MTO Kiosk in your local mall, on-line from the MTO website, or at a Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office. You can no longer obtain these documents at your Driver Examination Centre.
A copy of MTO medical
Payment for the full tuition amount.
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, certified cheque, bank draft, money order, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Interac is available at our London Office.
Persons being sponsored through a course must bring in their letter of sponsorship at the time of registration (unless your sponsor has previously faxed it to us) If the sponsoring agency will be sending the payment cheque to their client instead of directly to the school, that individual is required to provide us with a post-dated personal cheque for the full tuition amount at the time of registration. This cheque will be held by us until the individual receives the cheque from the sponsoring agency. Individuals are required to bring in the actual cheque from the sponsoring agency as payment of tuition, and the post-dated personal cheque will be returned to them at that time.
At the time of registration we will provide you with home study materials and course manuals that are to be used by you throughout your training, and you will receive your training schedule.