In total, students should expect to spend a minimum of 40 hours on the MTO BDE certification.
The course must be completed within 365 days, 1 year from the date you registered and the date you have made your full payment. This is an Ontario Government regulation 473/07. No refunds, no exchanges after the 1-year expiration date, and the student must make a full payment to restart a new online BDE course. No exceptions.
The virtual option blends interactive learning with the convenience of online education. Here, you can engage with a live instructor for 20 hours through Zoom. This allows you to ask questions and get real-time feedback, simulating a traditional classroom experience from the comfort of your own home. Alongside this, an additional 10 hours of self-paced online learning allows you to deepen your understanding at your own pace.
The regular eLearning course offers a fully self-guided experience with 30 hours of online content that you can explore at your leisure. While there's no live instructor in this format, the flexibility it provides makes it an ideal choice for those with busy schedules or varying study habits. The course content is accessible 24/7, allowing you to learn whenever it's most convenient for you. Regardless of the time of day, you have the opportunity to delve into comprehensive, interactive driving education material, at a pace that suits your individual learning style and needs.
At Trubicars, we can help you select a Ministry Approved Driving School to complete your BDE Course. You can view a list of Ministry Approved by clicking on this link here:http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/driver/driving-schools.shtml When you complete a Beginner Drivers Education Course through a government-approved driving school, they will issue you a BDE Certificate of course completion and will update your student record with the ministry so that you have successfully completed the course.
The Ministry of Transportation employs a digital certification system. Upon completion of the Beginner Driver Education course, the respective driving school will input the student's records into this system to facilitate certification. Once certified, the mandatory waiting period decreases instantly from 12 months to just 8 months. To avail of an insurance discount, the student needs to furnish their Driver Licence History (DLH) to their insurance provider. The DLH can be obtained from a local Service Ontario outlet.