Frequently Asked Questions
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will require all in-car and in-class students to wear masks and gloves until further notice. The classroom and cars will be thoroughly cleaned after every class/lesson and students are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer. For any students who feel ill, or have been out of country/province, we strongly encourage them to cancel their in-class or in-car session and reschedule.
How much does it cost to get a G1, G2 or G License?
Click here to see the full fee schedule for Ontario Drive Test Centers.
How much does Drivers Education cost at Waterdown Driving School?
Click here to see our courses and pricing.
When are course classes available?
We typically take new students at the beginning and middle of each month to space them out and complete their lessons in a timely fashion.
When are in-car lessons available?
Our instructors make every effort to be available 7 days a week, with lessons starting as early as 8 am and as late as 7 pm. Talk with your instructor to arrange lesson times that work for both you and your instructor.
Are there any additional fees with Waterdown Driving School?
For a few students, we may recommend additional individual lessons above those included in the course if we believe you need more instruction to pass your road tests. Students can generally avoid this by studying hard and practicing outside of instruction time with a friend or family member. We recommend as much practice as possible to improve their comfort level while driving. Click here to see the pricing for individual lessons.
Also, you should be aware that there is a late cancellation fee and fee for NSF cheques. Click here for more information.
Can I start taking my drivers education course before I have my G1 license?
Yes, but you must have your G1 license before starting in-car lessons.
Do I need car insurance to take the course or drive test?
You do not need insurance in order to take the Waterdown Driving School course or use our vehicles for your lessons. However, if you or your parents have a vehicle in your home, there will be insurance requirements outside of the course.
As a G1 driver, you are not required to have insurance, however you must inform the insurance company of your parent or guardian if they have a vehicle in the home.
As a G or G2 driver, you must have car insurance. Typically, most students become occasional drivers on the insurance policy that covers their parent or guardian's vehicle, unless they purchase or are given a vehicle of their own.
How long does it take to complete the Waterdown Driving School course?
Typically, students complete the full course (both in-class and in-car lessons) in about 3 months. This can be expedited in some cases. For students with a lot of extracurricular activities, jobs, sports, etc., or for students who cancel lessons often, it will of course take longer to complete the course. The Ministry of Transportation requires that the full course be completed within 1 year of you starting the course for it to be valid. Failure to complete the course in that 1 year means you'll have to take it again.
What happens if I fail my test?
If you fail your G1 test, you can retake it right away (although we suggest you take some time to study a bit more first). If you fail your G2 or G road test, you must wait at least 10 days to take your road test again.
What car do I do my road test in?
You can bring your own vehicle to the road test, or you can opt for the Waterdown Driving School's G2 or G Test Package, which includes transportation to and from the test center and use of a company vehicle during the test. Click here for more info.
Note that when you taking your G2 test, you must have a licensed driver accompany you to and from the Drive Test Center.
Does the Waterdown Driving School course guarantee I'll pass my G2 or G road test?
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you'll pass your G2 or G road test if you take our course as your success depends entirely on your own effort.
You can improve your chances in passing these tests by making a strong effort to learn both in-class and in-car curriculum, studying the course materials, and practicing driving outside of instruction hours with a friend or family member. Anyone you practice with must have a full G license for four years.
We strongly suggest you do not book your G2 or G road test until you're confident you can pass.
Ontario Driver's License Process
1) G1 Licensing: To get your G1 License (which entitles you to learn in-car driving) you must be at least 16 years old, pass a vision test, and pass a written test about the rules of the road and traffic signs.
Your G1 License allows you to learn in-car driving while with a fully licensed driver and under certain restrictions. Visit drivetest.ca to learn more.
2) G2 Licensing: 12 months after getting your G1 License, but no more than 5 years later, you can apply for a G2 License.
Note: The 12 month waiting period is reduced to 8 months if you pass Waterdown Driving School's Driver Education Course.
To get your G2 License, you must complete a basic driving skills road test in-car with a Drive Test Center.
Your G2 License allows you to drive alone and under certain restrictions. Visit drivetest.ca to learn more.
3) G Licensing: 12 months after getting your G2 License, you can apply for a G License.
To get your G License, you must complete a more advanced driving skills road test in-car with a Drive Test Center. Visit drivetest.ca to learn more.