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Beginner Driver Education Program


Winter 2020 Beginner Driver Education 


The Beginner 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).


Please Note: Any information collected during registration will be released to DTSM Driving School, solely for the administration of the BDE Program.

School Class Day Start Day Class Time  
5115 Kanata Ave. (Kanata North)
Tuesdays February 25 2:45pm-5:30pm



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 February 24, 2020.

  • 20 hours classroom instruction
  • 20 hours of group in-car (automatic transmission only) instruction – 10 hours behind-the-wheel and 10 hours of observation (based on groups of 2 students in the car).
  • 10 hours at home assignments
$705.12 ($624 +HST)
May be paid in 2 equal instalments of $352.56
Cancellation Policy
The student may cancel before February 14, 2020 and a refund minus a $15 administrative fee will be issued. After February 14 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.

Please note:
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.
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.
180 Katimavik Rd. (Kanata)
Thursdays February 27 2:30pm-5:15pm
140 Main St. (Ottawa Centre)
Wednesdays February 26 2:45pm-5:30pm
2072 Jasmine Cres. (Gloucester)
Tuesdays February 25 3:15pm-6:00pm
70 Broadview Ave. (Ottawa)
Mondays February 24 3:15pm-6:00pm 
5780 Abbott St. (Stittsville)
Thursdays  February 27 2:30pm-5:15pm
3740 Spratt Rd. (Riverside South)
Thursdays  February 27 2:30pm-5:15pm 
3333 Greenbank Rd. (Barrhaven South)
Mondays  February 24 2:30pm-5:15pm 
1040 Dozois Rd. (Manotick)
Wednesdays  February 26 2:45pm-5:30pm 
St. Matthew H.S. CANCELLED
6550 Bilberry Dr. (Orleans)
Wednesdays  February 26 3:00pm-5:45pm 
440 Longfields Dr. (Barrhaven)
Wednesdays  February 26 3:15pm-6:00pm
2525 Alta Vista Dr. (Ottawa)
Mondays  February 24 3:00pm-5:45pm 
2675 Draper Ave. (Ottawa)
Mondays  February 24 2:30pm-5:15pm 
750 Charlemagne Blvd. (Orleans)
Thursdays  February 27 2:30pm-5:15pm 
1481 Fisher Ave. (Nepean)
Tuesdays  February 25 3:00pm-5:45pm 

The Driver Education Program is offered 3 times during the year. Prices, dates & program details are subject to change from term-to-term. Check our 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 and 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 Due to COVID-19 Summer 2020 Driver Education Program is cancelled.
The summer program operates quite differently than the school year program. In-class sessions typically run the first week in July, full day and then in-car sessions run throughout July and August. Registration starts at the beginning of May. High school guidance offices receive the flyers at that time and the information will be posted on this page. Students must be available all of July and 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.