Class BZ:
Also you can drive: C | D | E | F | G
Day, Evening and Weekend Courses are available.

School Bus Driver Instruction Course:
Persons with an Ontario Class BZ license are licensed to drive any school bus purpose vehicle, as well as any vehicle that requires the driver to have a Class CZ, DZ, E or F license.

Full and part-time training courses are available. The BZ course includes our Air Brake Course, Defensive Driving, Log Book, Border Crossing Training, U.S. Driving Regulations Classes and one-on-one in-vehicle training. Both classroom and in-vehicle training are taught by experienced, qualified instructors. Courses are available on a continuous basis throughout the year. Please contact the location nearest you for upcoming course dates & costs.
Class BZ

Class B requirement:

At least 21 years old.
Valid Class G licence or higher.
Passing mark on the applicable knowledge tests (note that pursuit of a Class B licence involves answering Class D rules of the road questions).
Ability to meet vision standards.
Satisfactory medical examination report.
Ability to meet hearing standards (on the medical examination report).
Valid course certificate showing successful completion of a school bus driver improvement course approved by MTO.
Passing mark on the applicable road test at DriveTest or from an MTO-recognized authority.
Satisfactory driver record search, including no more than 6 demerit points, no driver’s licence suspension within the preceding 12 months as a result of having been convicted/found guilty of an offence in The Official MTO Bus Handbook, and not having been convicted of two or more criminal code (Canada) offences committed on different dates involving a motor vehicle within the preceding five years.
Effective January 1, 2017, MTO requires drivers who are applying for a Class B or E licence to obtain a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters (CRJM) Check or equivalent. The CRJM Check will ensure regulatory standards under the Highway Traffic Act are met.
Applicants can apply for a CRJM Check at their local police service or through an authorized criminal record check provider.
If applying through the police, please contact your local police service to determine the appropriate location to obtain your CRJM Check. Fees may vary between police services. If fingerprinting is required to confirm your identity, this may impact processing times.Please submit the original, completed CRJM Check or equivalent by mail or courier to MTO, along with your driver’s licence number to:

Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Driver Improvement Office, Driver Control Section
Attn: Class B or E CRJM
77 Wellesley St. West, Box 671
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N3
Telephone: 416-235-1086 or 1-800-303-4993

If applying through an authorized criminal record check provider, please contact your association or employer, as they may be able to recommend an authorized CRJM Check provider to you.

The MTO will review your CRJM Check to determine your eligibility for this class of licence. MTO will not be responsible for lost CRJM Checks.

For more information about CRJM Checks, please contact your local police service.

Applicant’s Checklist For Bus Course Checklist:

You must obtain these pre-requisites before registering:
Minimum requirement-Ontario Class ‘G’ Driver’s Licence (Class G1 & G2 are not eligible)
You will need to have a special MTO Medical form copmpleted by a doctor. These forms are available free of charge at our offices, or your local Drive Test Centre.
Purchase a copy of the Ministry of Transportation’s ‘Bus Driver Handbook’ and read it over in preparation for the Written Test for your beginner’s licence. This manual can be purchased at our offices, Licence & Vehicle Offices, the Drive Test Centre or your local bookstore. You do not need to purchase the Air Brake Manual, as one is provided at course registration.
Take your completed MTO Medical Form to your local Drive Test Centre when you go to write your beginner’s test. (They will keep the medical form so make sure you make copies of it before handing it in)
You will be required to pay the MTO a $120.00 licencing fee prior to writing the test.
Do not write the ‘Z’ endorsement (Air Brake) portion of the test at that time as we provide this course as part of your training.
Effective January 1, 2017, MTO requires drivers who are applying for a Class B or E licence to obtain a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters (CRJM) Check or equivalent. The CRJM Check will ensure regulatory standards under the Highway Traffic Act are met.
Obtain your current ‘3-Year Driver’s Abstract’ (driving record report). The fee is approximately $12. Driver’s Abstracts and CVORs are available on-line from the MTO website, or at a Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office. You can no longer obtain these documents at your Driver Examination Centre.

Related Links:
Download Vocational Refund Policy
MTO Bus Handbook
MTO Medical Report
Ontario Bus Driver Licence Practice Test

Before registration bring:
Your beginner’s license.
A copy of MTO medical.
Driver’s abstract.
Driver’s license.
Payment for the full tuition amount.
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, certified cheque, bank draft, money order, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Interac is available at our London Office.
Persons being sponsored through a course must bring in their letter of sponsorship at the time of registration (unless your sponsor has previously faxed it to us) If the sponsoring agency will be sending the payment cheque to their client instead of directly to the school, that individual is required to provide us with a post-dated personal cheque for the full tuition amount at the time of registration. This cheque will be held by us until the individual receives the cheque from the sponsoring agency. Individuals are required to bring in the actual cheque from the sponsoring agency as payment of tuition, and the post-dated personal cheque will be returned to them at that time.

At the time of registration we will provide you with home study materials and course manuals that are to be used by you throughout your training, and you will receive your training schedule.

Key Words:
B license.
BZ license.
School Bus license.
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