Starting July 1, 2017 if you want a Class A (commercial truck) driver’s license you will need to complete mandatory training before taking your road test.
About the training
Mandatory entry-level training will include at least 103.5 hours of instruction and cover the entry-level knowledge and skills needed to safely operate a large truck on Ontario’s roads.
Once you’ve completed the training, your driving record will be updated automatically.
The training will be valid for life.
Who must get training
You must complete mandatory entry-level training before taking a road test if you:
- take your Class A road test after July 1, this includes applicants who:
- failed a road test and plan to re-take the test after July 1
- booked a road test before July 1, but the actual test is scheduled for after July 1
- have a restricted Class A (AR) licence and want to upgrade to a full Class A
- had a full Class A licence, but it is invalid (e.g. expired, downgraded, suspended) for three or more years
- have a commercial driver’s licence from another country
- have had a Class 1 commercial licence(Class A equivalent) from a Canadian province other than Ontario for less than 12 months
- if you had it for 12-24 months, you will have the option to complete mandatory entry-level training or the Class A knowledge and road test
You do not have to take the training if you already hold a valid full Class A licence.