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Summer 2019 Beginner Driver Education Program

Summer 2019 Beginner Driver Education 

The summer driver education program is run in conjunction with D.T.S.M. Driving School, a Ministry of Transportation Approved BDE Course Provider. The program combines in-class, at-home and in-car instruction in preparation for the Ontario G2 Driver’s Test. Successful completion of this program allows a reduction of the G1 license driving period and a possible insurance discount (check with your insurance company).



Open to all secondary school students in the Ottawa-Carleton Region. Students must be at least 16 years of age and have a G1 license prior to July 2, 2019.



    • 20 hours in-class instruction, July 2 – July 5 inclusive  9:00 am – 3:00 pm daily (includes ½ hour lunch & two 15 minute breaks)
    • 20 hours of group in-car instruction – 10 hours behind-the-wheel and 10 hours of observation (based on groups of 2 students in the car). 
    • Automatic transmission only
    • 10 hours at home assignments

Cost:   $705.12 ($624 +HST) May be paid in 2 equal instalments of $352.56


Group in-car sessions take place throughout July & August. Students must be available ALL of July and August in order to complete the required hours in a group lesson format. In-car sessions are scheduled anytime during the day, evening up until 10 pm or Saturdays from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and this schedule is determined between the two students and the instructor. The Driving School will accommodate scheduling for students working summer jobs ONLY.


The Driving School will try to accommodate all in-car sessions starting and ending at the student’s home school if there is sufficient registration. If not, the in-car sessions will start and end at the selected in-class school location.

School Locations:


 Please note: 

  1. Students must bring a copy (front and back) of their G1 license to the first class, plus a copy of the MTO Driver's Handbook.
  2. On completion of the program, there will be a fee of approximately $12 + HST payable to the Ministry of Transportation in order to process documentation for insurance purposes. Instructions will be made available by the driving school in the form of a student handbook.
Cancellation Policy
The student may cancel on or before June 27, 2019 and a refund minus a $15 administrative fee will be issued. After June 27 there will be no refund.
The Ottawa Catholic School Board reserves the right to cancel a program with insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be given.

The Driver Education Program is offered 3 times during the year. Prices, dates & program details are subject to change from term-to-term. Check the website at the beginning of each registration period for up-to-date details for the pertinent session.

Fall Program
Typically starts the 2nd last week in October. Registration begins mid-September. High school guidance offices receive the flyers at that time & the information will be posted on this page.
Winter Program
Typically starts the first week in March. Registration begins mid-January. High school guidance offices receive the flyers at that time & the information will be posted on this page.
Summer Program
In-class sessions typically run the first week in July. Registration starts at the beginning of May. High school guidance offices receive the flyers at that time & the information will be posted on this page. 

The summer program operates quite differently than the school year program. In-class sessions run for 1-week, full day and then in-car sessions run throughout July & August. Students must be available all of July & August in order to complete the in-car hours in a group-lesson format. In-class locations are only offered at approximately 5 school sites, however in-car pick-up and drop-off may be at the students’ home school provided there is sufficient enrolment.