Q1: Is Crown Driving Academy Inc. ministry approved?
Yes, Crown Driving Academy Inc. is a Ministry Approved Beginner Driver Education Course Provider.
Q2: Can I upgrade or low-grade my purchased package?
*Yes, anyone can upgrade or low-grade their purchased package by paying an admin fee of $50.00. (Condition Apply)
Note: Only until the student has not started the course yet. However, once the student has started the course, then they are not allowed to make changes.
Q3: Can I arrange my in car lessons with my narrow, limited or odd schedule?
No, Crown Driving Academy will not serve any individual, for in car lessons, with narrow, limited or odd schedules. Each student must provide a flexible schedule with an open window, including weekdays, weekends, mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Q4: What does the full course consist of?
Our full course consists of 20 hours of classroom instructions, 10 hours of in-car training and 10 hours work book (home link)
Q5: What is BDE course?
BDE Course is Beginner Driver Education Course.
Q6: Can I start the course without my G1?
No, You can not start the course without your G1 license, You must have your G1 license by the time you are ready to enroll or start your course.
Q7: Do I have to finish my in-class or online classes before I start my in-car training?
Yes, each student must complete their 20 hours in-class lesson and 10 hours work book must be completed and handed over to the Crown Driving Academy Inc. office, or the student must complete 30 hours online classes to start the in-car driving. If any student who does not complete their in-class portion or online portion, they will not be able to start their in-car driving until they finish their in-class portion or online portion based on the Ministry of Transportation regulations and instructor’s evaluation.*
Q8: Should I bring anything for in-class sessions?
Each student must bring their own "The official MTO driver's handbook" for in-class sessions.
Q9: How long do I have to wait before I have to start my driving lessons?
You must start your driving lessons within eight (8) weeks of finishing your in-class lessons or online classes.
Q10: Do I have any deadline to finish the course?
You must complete the course within one (1) year of your starting date.
Q11: Is there a payment plan?
Yes, you can pay half of the course fee on the 1st in-class lesson and the other half on your 1st in-car lesson or also we can make the payment arrangement according to your need.
Q12: What payment options do I have?
You can pay by MasterCard, Visa, Interact, Cheque, Cash or PayPal or in person at our office.
Q13: Do I have to finish all my classes?
Yes, it is mandatory for all full course students to complete their 20 hours of classroom instructions, 10 hours of in-car training and 10 hours work book (home link) or 30 hours online classes in order to get certified.
Q14: Can I start the course at any time?
Yes, you can start the course from the beginning of in-class (session) of any weekday or weekend courses or you can start the online classes at any time. Please click on the schedule for more info or call our office for more information so that we can let you know when the in-class is starting.
Q15: Can I use the instructor's car for my road test?
Yes, you can use the instructor’s car for an additional cost depending upon which test centre you choose to go to.
Also for some of our courses, the instructor’s car for the road test is included in the course fee and in some courses it is not included. Please visit our Courses page for more detail.
Q16: How do I get an appointment for a road test?
You can call at 416-325-8580, 1-888-570-6110 or log onto www.drivetest.ca
or ask your instructor, or call our office that we can book road test for you but before you call us, make sure you pay any Ministry fee if applicable for the road test.
Q17: What is the ministry fees if I fail my road test?
The next time you go for your test, you will have to pay fee for your G1 exit test means (G2) test, and fee for your G2 exit test means (G) test.
Q18: How early can I go for my G1 exit test means (G2) road test?
If you take our Ministry approved (BDE) course, you can take your first road test after waiting a minimum of 8 months from the date of your G1 license issue, otherwise you must wait for 1 year.
Q19: When will I get an instructor to start my in-car driving?
All fees must be paid in full before I can start the in car lessons. When I am ready to start the in car portion of the course, I will phone the office and leave my name, phone number, address and major intersection for an instructor to contact me to schedule an appointment. This will usually take 10 to 14 business days however, when it is busy, it can be longer too.
Q20: How fast can I complete the in-class lessons?
You can combine weekdays and weekends classes and get it done in 2 weeks or you can choose our 4 days course, if that is available at the time of your registration.
Q21: What happens if I miss one of my in-class?
If you miss one class you will have to make up for the same missing class with the next course.
Q22: What happens if I miss one of my in-car lessons?
Appointments for in car lessons not cancelled within a 24 hour notice will be charged $35.00/hr fully to the students.
Q23: How fast can I complete the in-car driving lessons?
When we will assign you the in-car instructor, you can arrange your driving lesson with him/her. Appointments will be arranged for a convenient time between the student and the instructor. In-car instructors cannot take every student for the driving lesson on a daily basis in order to accommodate the other students who are on their list. However if you wish to finish your in-car driving lessons on fast track, you can register for our Super Express package. Please visit our Courses page for more detail.
Q24: Where will I get picked up for my in-car lessons?
Instructors will pick you up from your home and will drop you back there once the in-car lesson will be completed. If you have a preferred alternate location for the pick up, speak to your instructor about it and they may be able to work something out if that is not his/her out of reach area.
Note: Crown Driving Academy Inc. is a Scarborough based driving school. It is not possible for any instructor to pick up students from the downtown area or any further far area. Any student from these areas will be picked up from any nearest subway located in Scarborough, pre arranged with your in-car instructor.
Q25: Are your instructors certified and have a valid instructor license?
Yes, all of our instructors are certified and have valid instructor licenses.
Q26: Are your instructors insured?
Yes. Every one of our in-car instructors is fully insured with instructor’s insurance.
Q27: When will I get my driving certificate?
It is not a certificate anymore, now it is called (DLH) Driver License History.
Only those who successfully completed the entire 40 hours course will call Crown Driving Academy Inc. to confirm if their certification is completed, then you go to your nearest Drivers & Vehicle License Issuing Office or any Service Ontario office and request for the Driver License History (DLH) search for proof of Beginner Driver Education Course Completion.
Q28: Is there a fee for the DHL (Driver License History)?
Yes, at Crown Driving Academy Inc., we cover one of two certification fees. The other fee of $12.00 must be paid at the Driver & License Issuing Office or any Service Ontario office when printing out your Driver License History (DLH) search for proof of Beginner Driver Education Course Completion.
Q29: Will the school provide us anything as proof of driving school course completion?
The school only will complete an online certification for them once the training is complete. However, Crown Driving Academy Inc. will not provide/issue any paper or letter as proof of completion of driving school course based on the Ministry of Transportation regulations and instructor’s evaluation.
You will not be required to present a certification paper (DLH) when going for your road test.
Q30: What kind of discount will I get on my insurance with the certification?
• The Driver’s Licence History provides proof of successful completion of and graduation from a BDE course and is widely recognized by the insurance industry as proof of course completion.
• BDE Graduates with a Driver’s Licence History may be eligible for an insurance discount.
Q31: What if I need more than 10 hours of in-car driving lessons?
These 10 hour driving lessons are mandatory and a part of the full course. After completing the course, if you feel that the 10 hours were not enough, we also offer additional individual in car driving lessons including packages. You can ask your instructor or you can call our office to book extra lessons or for any further information.
Q32: Is there gift certificates?
Yes, there is. Please contact our office for more info. Gift Certificate is non-transferable.
Note: Gift certificate which is not used can be canceled. An admin fee which is $100.00 plus HST will be applied. But there will not be any refund of the total paid fee for the Gift Certificate after 3 years from the purchased date.
Q33: Why should I join Crown Driving Academy Inc and what makes your driving school different from other schools?
Crown Driving Academy Inc. is a Ministry approved, Beginner Driver education Course provider. Your safety and success is our first priority. We have been in the business for the last 25 years. Our in class instructors and in car instructors have experience for more than 25 years. Our instructors are certified, insured, patient, helpful, flexible and co-operative.
At Crown Driving Academy Inc location, we are determined and our staffs are dedicated to give our clients their utmost attention, excellent customer service, driving skills, safety, respect and care. You can reach us by phone between Monday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm.
We welcome our new clients and students and we are looking forward to serve you on a priority basis. We are also very thankful for your loyalty, trust and the recommendation we have received from our previous students, their parents, friends and families. We are looking forward for your co-operation in the near future.
Thank you very much for visiting us online and your interest is highly appreciated in Crown Driving Academy Inc.