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Online Driving Course and In-Car Lessons

On this Page, you will find more info about our Online Driving Course, and certification process from the Ministry of Transportation for Potential Auto Insurance Discount. 

Online Driving Course from GDA Driving School Toronto for Potential Insurance Discount 


If you New Driver without any driving experience,  and you complete the Beginner Driver Education Course at a G1 level organized by our Driving School Toronto,

  1. You can reduce your waiting time for your first Road Test from 12 to 8 months.  
  2. Moreover, driving course graduates with Driver's License History may be eligible for an Insurance discount in Ontario.  Many factors influence the amount and cost of motor vehicle insurance in Ontario, and there are various discounts available. Insurance companies give an additional discount for drivers who successfully complete a Beginner Driver Education Course in a classroom or an internet-based online program (eLearning Driving Course). 


Picture 1.  The Ministry of Transportation Certification Process

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Requirements for the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Certification


In order to be certified and qualify for a potential insurance discount, you must complete the Beginner Driver Education Program (40 hours BDE  Course)  including:

  • 20 hours of Online Lessons (or In-Class)
  • 10 hours of Online Home-Link Activities
  • 10 hours of In-Vehicle Training with a certified driving instructor with a final score of a minimum of 70%.



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The Online Driving Course must be organized by a driving school in Ontario like the Globe Driving Academy (a school approved by the Ministry of Transportation as the Beginner  Driver Education Program Provider). The program must be consistent with the government's curriculum standards and other Driver Education program requirements.  Canadian law requires you to complete the BDE course within ONE YEAR. If you fail to complete the BDE Course within 1 year, you will be not able to be certified. This is the Ministry of Transportation rule.



Globe Driving Academy (Online Driving School)  provides Beginner Driver Education Online Course for Certification purposes through the e-Learning Management System (LMS).  BDE course is a self-paced independent Online  Driving Course.  After registration and payment, you can log in to your online course to learn anytime from anywhere. The e-platform is available to you 24/7, therefore you can complete all lessons and exercises on your own schedule.   In our driving school online, you can finish the online Part in 5 days.   After the online course completion, you have to take 10 driving lessons with our  Driving Instructor to graduate from the Program.


Proof of Completion of the Beginner Driver Education Course


Globe Driving Academy does not issue paper certificates.  After successful BDE course completion, our driving school will process your records info to the Ministry of Transportation system and will certify you online through the MTO's Virtual Driver Education System.  



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There are two ways to receive proof of completion of the BDE Course (Order Certified Driver's License History Record (Insurance Certificate): 

  1. The First Option (Recommended)

    You can walk into any Service Ontario location, show your Driver's License, and request a Certified Driver's  Licence History (DLH) Record. This will be issued right away.  

  2. The Second Option: 

    Order the Certificate Online.   It will take 10-15 business days to be mailed out.   To order a Driver License History Form Online, please click here: Driver's Licence History Search or on the picture below. 

Drivers Licence History Search

  1. The DLH search can only be requested by the driver’s licence holder, as it contains personal information.  
  2. DLH document contains a driver's identification, licence number, class, expiry date, status, and beginner driver education course completion information. It includes previous and current addresses, replacements, renewals, and respective dates. This abstract does not contain conviction information or points of total. 
  3. You are advised to notify your insurance company of the driving course completion by providing your insurance company with a Driver's Licence History (DLH) which is proof of successful BDE course completion. Your driver’s licence history shows that you completed the Ontario Driver Educational Course and is often requested by insurance companies to prove that the course was completed. 



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After your last In-Car Lesson and before going to Service Ontario to pick up your certificate called the "Driver Licence History" Form, contact our driving school and ask if your file has been processed and sent to the goverment to qualify for the document.  There is an $18 printing fee that Service Ontario charges to issue the document. Therefore, if your file is not updated for any reason, you will lose that $18. 


Beginner Driver Education Course Description


A. Theoretical (Online) Part of the Driving Course:
(30 Hours)

The BDE course will provide you with the knowledge and skills that are required to operate a vehicle and help establish safe habits and driving techniques. During the BDE Course, you will evaluate your attitudes that affect the way you drive. Through learning activities, assignments, interactive quizzes, and videos that reinforce theoretical knowledge, you will learn how to avoid collisions and reduce incidents by applying prevention strategies on the road. The driving course program covers the regular driving situations occurring in Ontario's various driving environments and reinforces safety,  risk, and benefits of social, and environmental responsibility,  self-awareness of personal values, and attitudes. Click here to read about BDE Course Outline

B. Practical Part of The Course: 
(10 In-Car Lessons)

In-vehicle lessons will provide chances to acquire specific driving skills and learn from your own mistakes with the support of a licensed driving instructor. In-car instructions are delivered to you by the Ministry of Transportation certified driving instructor in a school training vehicle with you driving behind the wheel.  During driving lessons, you will learn how to drive in the city, on highways,  all basic maneuvers, collision avoidance, defensive & proactive driving skills, braking techniques, breaking bad habits, and handling emergency situations. Click here to read more about your First Driving Lesson, Student and  In-Car Instructor Responsibilities. 

C. Scheduling Driving Lessons
Pick Up and Drop Off 

When you complete your 30 hours online Part, you will receive a phone number to the best driver instructor near your home. You can contact your driving instructor immediately, or the next day to discuss your availability, book G2 or G driving lessons, and start your in-vehicle training.  According to law, you can take a maximum of 2  lessons In-Car lessons (120 minutes) per day, where there is no classroom instruction for that day (traditional or virtual).  All In-Car Lessons are one-on-one. Some conditions apply for free pick up and drop off. It is the instructor's discretion to pick students up from more than one location depending on the scheduling system, lesson time, day, route, and traffic. If a student who leaves in Downtown books driving lessons during rushing hours then the In-Car instructor may request to meet the student at a designated subway station to maximize driving time. 

Registration for the Beginner Driver Education Course (Driving Course Toronto)


You may register for our Beginner Driver Education Course whether or not you have your G1, G2, or a full G Licence. However, prior to starting driving lessons, you must have a valid G1 driver’s license that must be presented to your In-Car instructor, prior to each car instruction.  Click here to choose the BDE Course Packages and Register for the Course


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