IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT TO TAKING THE COURSE?
There is no limit to taking the course. However to have any in car driver training you must have a G1 Ontario valid license. Also the course must be completed within 12 calendar months, as per the MTO for us to issue a certificate of completion. It is best to have your G1 test scheduled within 4-8 weeks of starting the course in order to best use the in class education while driving.
CAN I GET A CERTIFICATE WITHOUT A FULL COURSE?
No, you must take a full course in order to qualify for a certificate of completion as per the MTO. This certificate will make you an eligible candidate for any insurance discounts. Please see “How do I get an insurance discount?” for more info.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE MY G1 TO TAKE THE COURSE?
No, however you will need a G1 Ontario valid license to begin any in car training. The MTO also mandates that the course be completed within 12 calendar months (for a certificate of completion). See “Is there an age limit to taking the course?” for more info.
HOW DO I GET AN INSURANCE DISCOUNT?
An insurance discount for having a certificate of completion from a Ministry Appoved BDE Course Provider, like us, is offered by a number of insurance providers. However you should always check with your insurance company to ensure they offer these types of discounts. A certificate of completion is only available to those taking the full course (both classroom and in car lessons) that meet the pass qualificiations. See “When do I get my certificate? for more info.
DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes! We are happy to help with making our course financially work for you! No interest, no additional charges. Just time.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE IN CAR LESSONS?
It all depends on your availability and the pace you would like to move. We suggest leaving some time between each lesson to practice and absorb what you have learned therefore best retaining all the information you will need for your G2 test. But whatever your preference we are here to work around your busy schedule.
CAN I RETAKE THE COURSE IF I FAIL?
We make learning really easy and fun for all of our students. We adapt to your needs and pace to ensure you can pass our course. If however you do not pass you always have the option of retaking the course. To see more information on the course outline please see COURSE SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION tab.
WHERE DO I BOOK MY DRIVING TEST?
Your road test can be booked online. www.drivetest.ca or by visiting in person these locations.
370 Kenora Ave. Hamilton
1250 Brant St. Unit 2. Burlington
320 North Park St. Brantford
Drive Test 1-888-570-6110
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FAIL MY DRIVE TEST?
It happens! Sometimes we get nervous, sometimes we are over confident whatever the case not to worry.
You can rebook a test within 10 days at any Drive Test Centre. There is an additional retake fee to be paid to the Drive Test of Ontario Centre. Remember if you feel you need some more time to build your confidence you can always book one lesson at a time and pay as you go. Our instructors are happy to help.
CAN I USE MY OWN VEHICLE FOR THE DRIVE TEST?
Yes of course. The use of our vehicle is not included in our course package, but is an optional at an additional cost. Often students find it easier to take the car they have done all there lessons with and feel comfortable and confident.
The drive test examiner will inspect your vehicle for safety and if it passes you can proceed. You may use a vehicle with a rear view camera, but cannot use the rear view camera to assist during your drive test.
IS THE COST OF MY DRIVE TEST INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
No. You will have likley already paid for your G2 test. Drive Test charges $158.25 which includes the cost of your G1, G2 and 5 year license.
Any payments owed to the Drive Test centre are the sole responsibility of the student.
DO YOU HAVE GIFT CERTIFICATES
Yes we do. We think its a great gift idea!
You can buy any amount you like that a student can put towards a full course, private lessons and any other services we offer.
IS THERE ARE FINAL EXAM?
the grading system is simple. It is based on attendance, participation, assingments and a small amount of homework. There is no big test at the end of the course. For more info on the course outline visit COURSE SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION tab.
CAN I BOOK MORE THEN 1 HOUR AT A TIME?
Yes. We do not encourage students to book more then a 2 hour lesson at a time. It is often a lot of information to retain and it is best to have some time in between each hour lesson to absorb and practice what you have learned therefore ensuring you are on the road to success.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A CLASSROOM SESSION?
The course is designed so that each time students are learning something new. So if you miss a day you must make it up. Here at First Class we understand that things come up and so any one missed session can be taken in an upcoming course we have at no extra charge. You will have to make up the exact day you missed. For example if you miss day 2/4, you will have to come on the 2nd day of the next date that works for you.
It is best to try and avoid any conflicting appointments as the course builds on the day prior.