Young drivers hoping to reduce their G1 licensing time and qualify for insurance discounts must enroll in a driving school approved by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), and offers an approved Beginner Driver Education course. Unfortunately, not all operators and all courses have been approved by the Ministry.
An MTO-approved Beginner Driver Education course can only be delivered through approved private driving schools. Successful completion of such a course entitles the graduate to a four-month reduction in the 12-month minimum G1 licensing period and potential reductions in their automobile insurance premiums.
If you are considering beginner driver education, make sure the course offers the following:
An MTO-approved Beginner Driver Education Certificate displaying the logos of:
An interim Beginner Driver Education Certificate (bearing the Ontario coat of arms)
A Ministry of Transportation/Ministry of Education and Training certificate.
A full list of MTO-approved driving schools is available on the MTO website.
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