A driving school instructor providing instruction in their own vehicle requires a licence.


Minimum Age

Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Please review application requirements outlined below and complete any required forms.

Visit the Licence & Permit Issuing Office at East York Civic Centre located at 850 Coxwell Ave, 3rd floor as applications must be processed in person.

Note: As of June 3, 2019, applications will not be accepted unless all documents are submitted.

Identification Requirements

Original documents required for all applications (and renewal transactions).

Two pieces of government-issued identification:

  • A valid G Class Province of Ontario driver’s licence

AND one of the following:

  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • SIN Card (Social Insurance Number)
  • Valid Work Permit


  • First and last names must match on all identification
  • We do not accept Health Cards

Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check

Applicants must provide an original Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check issued by a Canadian Police Service within 280 days prior to the application.

Driving Record Abstract

A copy of the applicant’s driving record abstract: a three year driving history recorded by the Ministry of Transportation.

This record should be less than 30 days old.

Provincial Driving School Instructor Licence

Applicants must provide an original Provincial Driving School Instructor Licence issued by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Letter of Employment

The driving school you are employed with must provide a letter, on company letterhead, stating you are actively employed by their school and your employment start date.

The employment letter must signed by a director of the driving school and must be dated within the last 30 days.

Insurance Requirements

Applicants must provide:

  • proof of $2,000,000 in Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance.
  • a certificate with an OEF 6D endorsement. This endorsement can be requested from your insurance provider

The completed insurance form must be signed and stamped by the insurer.

Vehicle Ownership

An original provincial vehicle registration, where the name and address match the applicants, must be provided.

Vehicle Requirements

Roof sign or signs with Name, Address and Telephone Number on front and back of the sign, visible from a distance of 15 meters (approx. 50 feet).

Safety Standards Certificate

A valid Safety Standards Certificate issued by an approved Ministry of Transportation Vehicle Inspection Centre, not be more than 36 days old, must be submitted.

Restricted Streets Package

Applicants will be provided information outlining the streets/areas where driving instruction is prohibited.


Staff will take a photo of the applicant at the Licence & Permit Issuing Office.

After a completed application and all documents are submitted, staff will determine whether there are concerns with the applicant obtaining a licence.

Your licence will expire annually on the anniversary of the date that the licence was first issued.

The renewal fee is $318.80

A renewal notice, identifying any documents required to renew the licence, will be mailed to the address on file.

Payments received after the licence expiry date are subject to late fees in addition to the annual licence fee.

If you fail to renew your licence according to the bylaw, your licence will be cancelled and you will have to reapply.