Are the course lessons enough?
As required by the Ministry of Transportation, a minimum of ten (10) hours are to be completed for certification eligibility. Many students do find that these 10 hours are enough, but of course, every student has a different learning style and learns at a different pace. Your in-car instructor will advise you if extra practice is needed. If you feel that ten hours are not enough, we offer additional individual driving lessons as well as packages for extra practice. You can call our office to purchase additional hours if you feel that they are needed. It is our recommendation to practice at home as well. The more you drive, the more confident you will be in yourself when it comes to your road test. Practice makes perfect!
Can I start the course without my G1?
Absolutely! You can start the in-class or online course without your G1, and begin the in-car training once you obtain it. Please note that the Ministry of Transportation requires that courses be completed within one year in order to be eligible for certification. You must ensure you give yourself enough time to obtain the G1 and complete 10 hours of in-car training.
Can I join the course at any time?
Yes, you can join the course any weekday or weekend. Students may start the online course at any time. In-person classes take place at scheduled times. You may refer to our schedule or contact our office to find out what days our in-person classes are running.
Do I have to finish my theory course before I start my in-car training?
In-class or online course completion is not a requirement for beginning your in-car training. We allow our students to do both course components at the same time to allow for faster course completion. You may begin your in-car lessons before or after completing the theory course. It’s your choice!
How soon can I go for my G2 road test?
If you take our Ministry approved course, you will be eligible for your G2 road test 8 months after the issue date of your G1. Otherwise, you must wait a minimum of one year to take your G2 test. In other words, earning your Beginner Driver Education certificate will reduce the waiting period by four months! The BDE course consists of 20 hours of theoretical instruction (in-class or online), 10 hours of flexible instruction (homework), and 10 hours of practical in car training. Once the full 40-hour requirements are completed, your certification will be processed and added to your drivers license history. You will then be able to book your G2 driving test as early as eight months after the issue date of your G1 license.
Is there a payment plan?
Yes, we have flexible installment plans available; however the full balance must be paid prior to beginning the in-car training. Many students will opt to pay half of the course fee when starting the in-class or online course, and the other half when they are ready to start the in-car lessons. Please contact our office to find out more about payment plans.
Does the MTO approved course expire?
Yes, the MTO required the full course requirement to be completed within a one-year time frame, including 20 hours of theory, 10 hours of homework, and 10 hours of in-car lessons. Your credits will remain valid on file for two years.
How fast can I complete the in-class lessons?
The in-class course can be completed in 2 weekends. Depending on our schedule, you may also join one of our 4-day express courses that take place during winter, March, and summer break holidays. Alternatively, the online course will allow you to complete up to 5 hours a day, so this course can be completed within one week.
How long can I wait before I have to start my driving lessons?
As long as you have a G1 license, you may start your in-car training whenever you’re ready! It's up to the students when they want to start; however you must note that the MTO will only give you one year to complete the full course (in-car and in-class) in order to be eligible for certification.
How long do I have to finish the course?
You must complete all of the requirements for certification within one year of your starting date.
Can I get a discount on my insurance with the certificate?
New drivers who earn their BDE certification may be eligible for a discount their insurance, depending on the area you live in, make, model, color and age of your car, and any other factors that your insurance company takes into account when rating your insurance quote. The Driver's License History (DLH) provides proof of successful completion of and graduation from a Beginner Driver’s Education (BDE) course. The DLH is widely recognized by the insurance industry as proof of course completion. Once your certification has been processed, your course completion will be recorded on your DLH which you may pick up from Service Ontario or order online.
What does the full course program consist of?
The full course program consists of 20 hours of in-class or online theory instruction, 10 hours of flexible instruction/homework (homelinks), and 10 hours of in-vehicle training. These are the three Ministry requirements for certification eligibility.
What if I lose my certificate?
If you took the course after September 2008, your course completion gets forwarded to the MTO and added to your Driver’s License History (DLH). You can go any to Service Ontario location and request that they print you a copy of your DLH for $12.
What makes All Star different from other schools?
All Star Driving School has been in business for 40 years, with 15 different locations to better accommodate our students. Both our in-class and in-car instructors are licensed by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and are re-evaluated by the company owner every year. Our team is determined to provide the best service to our students. Our instructors are professional, patient, friendly, and take the time to help each student learn at their own pace and comfort level. The safety of our students and their satisfaction is our top priority, and we are here for them every step of the way. Our phone lines are open from 8:00 am till 10:00 pm from Monday to Sunday and our office staff are just as friendly, professional and dedicated to providing excellent customer service as our instructors in the classroom and on the road. The owner of All Star Driving School has even been commended by Ontario Premier Doug Ford for his dedication to road safety and training defensive drivers! Training drivers is our passion!
When will I get my certificate?
Your certification will be processed once the 20 hours of in-class or online theory instruction, 10 hours of flexible instruction/homework (homelinks), and 10 hours of in-vehicle training are complete. These are the three Ministry requirements for certification eligibility. Please check in with our office to confirm your certification has been processed prior to going to Service Ontario to pick up your Driver’s License History.
Do you provide pick up and drop off?
Yes, free pick-up and drop-off is provided unless you reside in a restricted area.
Why are All Star's prices so much lower than other driving schools? Do more expensive schools offer more to their students?
All Star Driving School puts our students first, trying to keep prices as low as possible. All driving schools that are approved by the Ministry of Transportation provide the same certificate upon course completion; and no schools can offer a greater or lesser insurance deductible. Since All Star has been around for 40 years, we invest much less in advertising in comparison to other driving schools. The majority of advertising is done through word of mouth, and we are very thankful for the recommendations we have received from past students and their parents. All Star Driving School is well known for producing strong and confident drivers, we are a well-respected driving school with a strong reputation.
Would I be able to use my instructor's car for the road test?
Yes you can use the instructor's car for an additional cost depending on which test centre you choose to go to. The use of the car for the road test will also come with a refresher lesson on the day of the exam. We strongly recommend opting to use your instructor’s vehicle for the road test as students will feel most comfortable driving the car that they have learned in. Additionally, the school roof sign on top of the car will alert other drivers on the road that the student is a beginner. All Star Driving School has been in business for more than 40 years and our driving instructors are very experienced with road test centers. We are known by examiners to bring our students for their tests only once they are ready to hit the road in real life. This helps the examiner to feel more comfortable in the car with a novice driver.
I am out of town, will the driving instructor still come for free pick up and drop off ?
All Star Driving School has 15 different locations to serve you better in your area. We cover our designated surroundings; however, if your current location is too far from our area you can arrange a meeting point with the instructor. Our office staff can help you make these arrangements before you sign up.
What is your refund policy?
Full course packages are eligible for a refund within 30 days of purchase. $50 non refundable registration fee inclusive.
However no refunds are available once the course has started. You have 1 year to complete the full course.
What is the difference between E-Learning and In-Class?
Our digital E-Learning Course is a flexible independent study option that allows students to work at their own pace. The course consists of a series of modules containing videos, slideshows, interactive materials and quizzes along the way to check the students progress. There is no set schedule for E-Learning; students may begin the course at any time.
Our scheduled In-Class Courses are led by professional driving instructors and offered at select locations. The course is split up into 4 sessions which run from 9am - 2:30pm; most often on weekends, but also on weekdays during the Winter, Spring and Summer Holidays. These courses take place in-person with a group of new drivers which makes for a fun and engaging learning experience in a classroom setting.
Is it possible to switch from E-Learning to In-Class after starting the course?
A fee will be applied for switching from online to in-class learning and vice versa. Please speak to the owner of your location for more information.
Which DriveTest location is included in the road test package?
Our road test packages include the use of the instructor's car at the local DriveTest centre, or the centre nearest to your pick-up location. Please contact the office of your location to confirm.
How do I get an appointment for a road test?
To book a road test, you may visit DriveTest.ca or call 1-888-570-6110. You may also purchase either package #2 or #3 and have your instructor assist you with the booking process. How do I get an appointment for a road test?