Class E

Short Scope:

This is an automatic transmission, 4-day program will consist a 6-hour SBDIC classroom session and two 5-hour session booked close to your road test date, performed using a passenger van.

A Class E license permits you to drive any school purpose bus up to a maximum capacity of 24 passengers. You may also drive any vehicle in class F and G.

Full Scope:

The E class program consists of a 6-hour SBDIC classroom session, 10 hours of practical training and use of our vehicle for the road test.  This training consists of road test preparation, pre-trip inspections, backing up, city & highway driving.  We ask that you write the Class E written test at the Drivetest Centre. Once completed and all fees owed to Drivetest Centre have been paid, you will be eligible for a road test that we will book for you.  This Fast Track program is designed to teach students how to safely operate class E vehicles and obtain the license in a short period of time.  Based on your availability, we try to bring you in for two 5-hour practical training sessions nearest to your road test date.


  • –  You must hold a minimum of a G class license to obtain an E
  • –  E covers all F class vehicles

The following outlines the necessary requirements prior to registration into our program.

  1. Obtain a Level 2 Criminal Matter & Judicial Matter check (CRJM)

This can be obtained at your municipal police service office or on their website.  The CRJM must be completed before starting the program and may take up to 4 weeks to receive.  Once received send it by courier to the MTO along with a copy of your driver’s license.  For mailing information click here.

  1. Complete Your Driver Medical Exam

This can be done by your family doctor or at a walk-in clinic.  The necessary medical form is available at DriveTest centres and Service Ontario centres.  We have attached the medical form here for your convenience.  When printing the attachment, kindly make a 2-sided copy.  Make a copy of the completed medical for your records.

  1. Study the MTO Bus Handbook before taking the written test

The bus handbook is available online or for purchase at OTDS, Service Ontario and Canadian Tire.  For Practice tests click here

  1. When you’ve finished studying, take your completed medical form to DriveTest and take the ‘written test’ for the class ‘E’ license

Upon successful completion of the written test, please obtain proof of completion, normally reflected on the yellow sheet.

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