FAQs

We hope these FAQs will provide you with the answers you may have about our driver education course. If you have any questions that have not been answered, please do not hesitate to contact Dominion Driving Schools @ 519-576-4494 or email us info@dominiondrivingschools.com  
 
What are the benefits of taking Driver Education though Dominion Driving Schools?
  • Classroom instruction will take place at any of the 2 locations of Dominion Driving Schools that is most convenient for you
  • Pick up and drop off for in-car training anywhere within the KW region
  • As an  Approved course provider, you will be eligible to decrease your wait time for a G2 test from 12 months to 8 months
How much does a full course cost?
The cost of the course is $575.00 plus  taxes for all Dominion Driving schools locations in automatic transmission.    
 
What does the course price include?
1. In-class materials such as the "How to Drive" book (beginners driver manual from the CAA) and hand out material
2. Tutelage of class and in-car instructors 
3. Use of a vehicles for 10 hours of in-car training for automatic transmission 
4. One-year basic CAA membership  

When and where are the courses offered?
Any of Dominion Driving Schools locations. Please check the schedules for specific dates and times.
 
How long do I have to complete the entire course?
The course must be completed within 12 months of starting date.
 
What should I do if I am unable to take the course after I have registered?
Please contact Dominion Driving Schools at 519-576-4494. Please note that 24 hours notice is required to cancel or change in-car lessons.
 
How can I pay?
You can pay by Cash, Cheque (payable to Dominion Driving Schools), Money order, or  Interact  at the Kitchener or Waterloo locations No visa or Master card.
 
How much time will I actually spend in a car?
You will spend 10 hours behind the wheel for either automatic or standard transmission.
 
Can I take all 10 hours in one day?
No. The minimum for a lesson is 1 hour with a maximum of 2 hours of in-car training within a 24-hour time period.
 
How many hours of classroom instruction are there in total?
There will be 20 hours of classroom instruction.

Do I have to do any homework?
Yes, in order to pass the MTO Approved Beginner Driver Education course you must complete and hand-in 6 assignments (Worth 5 marks each):
1. Parent/Teen vehicle Use and Operation
2. Road Test Evaluation
3. Changing Lanes
4. Driver Attitude &  Behavior
5. Environmental Issues
6. Trip Planning
 
How many students will be in my class?
There will be a minimum of 5 up to a maximum of 25 students.
 
How many people will be in the car?
The in-car lessons are one-on-one (just you and the instructor).
 
What is the age requirement to take the course?
Students must have a valid G1 licence to start any in-car training. A valid G1 licence is not required to start in-class training therefore a student can start before turning 16 (minimum of 15 and 10 months). Note that a course must be completed within 12 months.
 
How long do I have to start my car training apart from the class time?
The first in-car training session must be completed no later than 8 weeks after the last in-class session for acknowledgement  by the MTO.
 
Do I need to bring anything to class?
Yes. You need bring your G1 licence if you have one at the time. Books, pens and paper will be provided to you by Dominion Driving Schools.
 
Will I be contacted prior to the course starting?
Yes. You will be contacted to verify the course times and dates.
 
What if I can't attend all the sessions in the same course that I signed for?
If you can't attend a class, call Dominion Driving Schools at 519-576-4494 to find out when you can  make-up a class.
 
What if I need to change my in-car schedules?
If you can't make your in-car booking, call Dominion Driving Schools at 519-576-4494 or call your car instructor to change your time to avoid penalties. You must call 24 hours in advance of the appointment in order to avoid the cancellation fee.
 
When and how do I receive my certificate?

Qualified  students will be certified by Dominion Driving Schools. In order to obtain proof of completion of a Beginners Driver Education course for insurance purposes, you must request a "Driver's Licence History Search" from any Service Ontario location. You can find the form under the "Useful Tips" section. Note Service Ontario charges $12.00 to complete this request.


Updated: Dec  2018, Copyright of Dominion Driving Schools of Ontario LTD.