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Ontario Gradually Reopens DriveTest Centres
Ontario Gradually Reopens DriveTest Centres
June 18, 2020

On Monday, June 22, 2020, Ontario's driver testing services provider, DriveTest, will begin to gradually offer limited driver testing services in a staggered, phased approach across the province. Driver Examination services will be reintroduced in three phases until full services are restored this fall. The gradual approach will ensure that strict protocols are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is part of the government's efforts to ensure that critical services are in place so people can return to work as Ontario reopens.

Visiting DriveTest Centres

To reduce crowding and support new requirements for physical distancing, health checks and enhanced sanitation, most DriveTest centres will serve customers who want to take a knowledge test, exchange a driver's licence and apply for or upgrade a commercial driver's licence based on when they were born. 

People with birthdays between January to June will be allowed to visit a centre the first week of reopening and people with birthdays between July to December will have access to DriveTest services the following week:

Customer Birth Month

Week #

Dates

January to June

Week 1

June 22-June 27, 2020

July to December

Week 2

June 29-July 4, 2020

January to June

Week 3

July 6-July 11, 2020

Access to DriveTest services will continue to alternate weekly until full services are restored.

Plan Your Trip to DriveTest Before You Go

Learn more about available driver testing services, how to access DriveTest centres, and which customers are being served each week at DriveTest.ca

Information will be updated every Monday.

Extended Driver's Licence Status

The Ontario government has extended the validity of all Ontario driver's licences to keep people safe and reduce the need for in-person visits to ServiceOntario and DriveTest centres to contain the spread of COVID-19. No one will lose their licence due to COVID-19.

For more information, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/extended-validation-periods.

Phase 1

On Monday, June 22, 2020, all 56 full-time DriveTest Centres will reopen for the following transactions:

  • G1 knowledge and vision tests
  • M1 knowledge and vision tests
  • Driver's licence exchanges
    • Out-of-province licences
    • Out-of-country licences (jurisdictions with reciprocal driver's licensing)
    • Out-of-country licences (non-reciprocating jurisdictions)
  • Commercial driver's licence applications and upgrades
    • Knowledge tests
    • Vision tests
    • Medical report submissions
    • Criminal Record and Judicial Matters (CRJM) Check or equivalent document submissions
    • School Bus Driver Improvement Course certificate submissions
  • New Entrant Education and Evaluation Program (NEEEP)/ Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) Test
  • Commercial road tests (Class A, B, C, D, E, F and Z) at 28 locations across Ontario:
    • Barrie, Belleville, Brampton, Brantford, Burlington, Chatham, Clinton, Cornwall, Downsview, Guelph, Hamilton, Hawkesbury, Kitchener, Kingston, Lindsay, London, Newmarket, Oshawa, Orangeville, Orillia, Ottawa Walkley, Peterborough, Sault Ste Marie, St. Catharines, Simcoe, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Timmins

Phase 2

 Starting on Tuesday, August 4, the following services will be available:

  • Road-testing for G2 driver licences
  • Road-testing for all motorcycle licences
  • Commercial driver road testing will expand to the remaining 22 DriveTest locations across Ontario that road test commercial drivers. 
  • Part-time Travel Point locations will resume driver examination services as locations become available for the public's use.

Phase 3

Starting on Tuesday, September 8, all DriveTest centres and Travel Point locations will be fully operational, including G road-testing services.

Ontario will work with the service provider and with public health officials to ensure that the above dates are appropriate depending on the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. 

New Health and Safety Protocols

To protect the safety of Ontarians, DriveTest will also require customers to wear face coverings inside centres and during road tests, sanitize their hands when they enter the building and undergo temperature checks before road tests.

All DriveTest staff will wear personal protective equipment when serving customers. Driver examiners will also be equipped with face shields, sanitizer packages and seat covers when conducting road tests.

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