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Class B,C,E & F

SCHOOL BUS LICENCES – CLASS B AND E

Are you looking to become a Class B or E Driver? Look no further, A1 Transportation Academy is one of the most respected names in the industry. We provide a superior education delivered by exceptional certified professionals. Our driving courses are drafted by industry experts, are facilitated on-site and provide far more hands-on experience with the equipment. Our students receive individual attention and care, in our prestigious Mississauga office.

WHAT YOU CAN DRIVE:

To drive a school bus in Ontario, you need either a B Class licence or an E Class licence.
A Class B licence lets you drive a school bus with seating for more than 24 passengers. It also allows you to drive vehicles covered by C, D, E, F and G class licences.
A Class E licence lets you drive a school bus with seating for up to 24 passengers. It also allows you to drive vehicles covered by F and G class licences.

REQUIREMENTS:

  •  To obtain a Class B or E licence, you must:
  •  be at least 21 years old
  • hold a valid Ontario licence other than G1, G2, M, M1 or M2
  • pass a vision test
  • submit a valid medical report
  • successfully complete a government-approved School Bus Driver Improvement Course (SBDIC)
  • pass a criminal record check
  • have fewer than 6 demerit points on your driving record
  • pass a knowledge test about operating school buses and trucks (Class B only)
  • pass a road test using a vehicle that meets the requirements for a Class B or E
  • You will not be able to get a Class B or E licence if your driver’s licence has been suspended during the past 12 months for any offence outlined in the Official MTO Handbook for buses.

CLASS C OR F COURSE OUTLINE

1. Pass M.T.O. Medical Exam – (Form can be obtained from most M.T.O. locations, some doctors and our office free of charge)
2. Apply with the School – Applications can be done in person or Apply Online.
3. Complete in Class Training – This prepares you for your written test, gives you the building blocks for your in-vehicle training and covers all that you will need to know to do your job properly and within the law every day you’re on the road. Topics Covered in Class:

  • Pre-Trip Inspections
  • En-Route Inspections
  • Post-Trip Inspections
  • Space Management
  • Speed Management
  • Backing and Turning Maneuvers
  • Hours of Service Regulations (U.S and Canada)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness
  • Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Load Securement
  • Accident Prevention
  • Accident Reporting
  • Border Crossing Procedures
  • The Law and You
  • Written Test Preparation

4. Complete in vehicle driver training – This is the most important part of your course as its where you are learning the trade hands on. Only 1 on 1 training meaning just you and your instructor in the cab, no one watching you over your shoulder slowing your progress. We offer a safe and private training yard to give you a safe/comfortable place to start, and move on to public roads when you are ready. Parking for all students is FREE.
5. Pass M.T.O. Road Test – The road test consists of a Pre-Trip Inspection, Coupling/Decoupling the unit, a 90° Backing Maneuver, On-Road driving and On-Highway driving.
6. Job Placement – This is your entry into the trade as a professional truck driver. As with all parts of the training, we will assist you with choosing the right carrier for you.

HOW LONG IS THE COURSE AND WHAT DOES IT COST?

Our course is 4-6 weeks in length. For a breakdown of fees and expected time commitment,please call A1 Transportation Academy.

WHAT WILL I GRADUATE WITH AT COURSE COMPLETION?

Further to course completion students will be awarded Class B and E Training Certificate from the training program. Class B and E License from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE?

  • You may register in Person, over the Phone or Apply Online.
  • New Courses start regularly, please contact us for more information.

IS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE?

There are several financing options that might be available to you. Please contact our enrollment department for further information.

  • Bus licences – Class C and F
  • What you can drive:
  • To drive an ambulance or a regular, non-school bus in Ontario, you need either a Class C licence or a Class F licence.
  • A Class C licence lets you drive a regular, non-school bus with seating for more than 24 passengers. It also allows you to drive vehicles covered by D, F and G class licences.
  • A Class F licence lets you drive a regular, non-school bus with seating for up to 24 passengers, including a 15-passenger and an ambulance. You can also drive any car or light truck covered under a Class G licence.
  • A 15-passenger van is considered a bus and requires a Class F licence to drive.

REQUIREMENTS:
To apply for a Class C or F licence, you must:

  •  be at least 18 years old
  • hold a valid Ontario licence other than G1, G2, M, M1 or M2
  • pass a vision test
  • submit a valid medical report
  • pass a knowledge test about operating school buses and trucks (Class C only)
  • pass a road test using a vehicle that meets the requirements for a Class C or F

CLASS C OR F COURSE OUTLINE

1. Pass M.T.O. Medical Exam – (Form can be obtained from most M.T.O. locations, some doctors and our office free of charge)
2. Apply with the School – Applications can be done in person or Apply Online.
3. Complete in Class Training – This prepares you for your written test, gives you the building blocks for your in-vehicle training and covers all that you will need to know to do your job properly and within the law every day you’re on the road. Topics Covered in Class:

  • Pre-Trip Inspections
  •  En-Route Inspections
  •  Post-Trip Inspections
  •  Space Management
  •  Speed Management
  • Backing and Turning Maneuvers
  • Hours of Service Regulations (U.S and Canada)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness
  •  Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Load Securement
  •  Accident Prevention
  •  Accident Reporting
  • Border Crossing Procedures
  • The Law and You
  •  Written Test Preparation

4. Complete in vehicle driver training – This is the most important part of your course as its where you are learning the trade hands on. Only 1 on 1 training meaning just you and your instructor in the cab, no one watching you over your shoulder slowing your progress. We offer a safe and private training yard to give you a safe/comfortable place to start, and move on to public roads when you are ready. Parking for all students is FREE.
5. Pass M.T.O. Road Test – The road test consists of a Pre-Trip Inspection, Coupling/Decoupling the unit, a 90° Backing Maneuver, On-Road driving and On-Highway driving.
6. Job Placement – This is your entry into the trade as a professional truck driver. As with all parts of the training, we will assist you with choosing the right carrier for you.

HOW LONG IS THE COURSE AND WHAT DOES IT COST?

Our course is 4-6 weeks in length. For a breakdown of fees and expected time commitment please call A1 Transportation Academy.

WHAT WILL I GRADUATE WITH AT COURSE COMPLETION?

Further to course completion students will be awarded Class C and F Training Certificate from the training program.Class C and F License from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE?

  • You may register in Person, over the Phone, or Apply Online.
  • New Courses start regularly, please contact us for more information.

IS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE?

There are several financing options that might be available to you. Please contact our enrollment department for further information.