Theoritical Courses


*SCHOOL BUS DRIVER IMPROVEMENT COURSE-SBDIC*                                                         This course does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

School Bus Driver Improvement Course (SBDIC)

Course Description
This course is a “Ministry – Approved School Bus Driver Improvement Course” that meets the requirements of applicants for a B or E class driver’s licence. In this one day course, participants will discover the legislative regulations and requirements, characteristics of a defensive bus driver, steps and techniques in the development of defensive school bus drivers.
Who Should Attend?

Any person requiring the completion of a defensive driving course to obtain their B or E class licence.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand HTA and O’Reg. specific to school buses;
  • Understand Operator and driver responsibilities under the legislation;
  • Understand how to perform proper vehicle inspections as required under the legislation;
  • Understand the Hours of Service regulations;
  • Understand the characteristics that make a good defensive driver;
  • Understanding factors that would influence your ability to be a good defensive driver;
  • Understanding vehicle dynamics;
  • Understanding vehicle braking systems;
  • Understanding the adjustments required for natural changes in nature;
  • Understanding the adjustments required in the changes of weather;
  • Understanding the adjustments required for traffic and road conditions;
  • Understanding the need to be aware of blind spots and danger zones that are common to school buses;
  • Understanding the ABC’s of a defensive driver;
  • Understanding the proper procedures to follow regarding passengers;
  • Understanding the safety equipment requirements;
  • Understanding proper emergency procedures;


Interactive classroom instruction


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an approved MTO registered certificate.

By Canada Safety Council.



This course does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Ontario Safety League Air Brake Z-Endorsement Course Guidelines

The Ontario Safety League 12 Hour Air Brake courses are held in most parts of Ontario every weekend.  Mid-week courses can be made available from several of our Signing Authorities.

In order to qualify to attend one of our courses, the student must possess a valid G-class or higher Ontario Driver’s License

Included in the course fees:

  • OSL Air Brake Endorsement Manual
  • Minimum 12 hours of in-class instruction
  • Two attempts of  Written Test
  • Two attempts of  Practical Test
  • Receipt of Air Brake Endorsement Certificate once both Written and Practical Test results are successful

There are no extra charges to all of the above.                                                                                                                                     Each Signing Authority will conduct all testing in accordance with the Ontario Safety League and Ministry of Transport standards.  For your convenience, several of the OSL Signing Authorities also hold Air Brake Adjustment courses.

While there are many OSL rules and regulations each Instructor must follow in order to remain accredited, shown below are just a few of these rules:

  • Must attend yearly Revalidation/Networking meetings to keep them up-to-date with all MTO regulations as well as hold valid licenses and qualifications as required by the Ministry of Transport for in-truck training and classroom instruction.
  • Be available for spot inspections by the accredited auditors from both OSL and the Ministry of Transport.
  • Training vehicles at the Signing Authority’s site must be inspected annually and fully insured as required by law.
  • Must show OSL Logo in the classroom and identify themselves as Ontario Safety League Signing Authorities.

* Please note that G1 or G2 class licenses are not eligible nor are out-of-province driver’s licenses.

Some useful links for your convenience:


Air Brake Endorsement Certificate from the O.S.L.



This course does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005


Professional Driver Improvement Course

PDIC helps professional drivers improve their defensive driving techniques.

The course consists of six one-hour sessions in a classroom setting. The Driver’s Notebook contains case studies, driving tips and other useful information, in addition to the course. The course content covers defensive; driving techniques, passing, collision prevention, driving conditions, turns, backing driver awareness and impairments, and vehicle inspections.

This course, through the use of visual aids and qualified instructors, will show your drivers how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Classroom participation involves case studies and active discussion of real life situations, as well as identifying traffic hazards.

As an employer, you already have a large investment in your drivers, and this course will help them to:

  • reduce collisions,
  • reduce vehicle abuse
  • reduce injuries, and
  • reduce operating costs.

PDIC will teach your drivers defensive driving techniques that will help them:

  • prevent collisions,
  • save lives,
  • deliver cargo safely and on time,
  • reduce costs, and
  • maintain good driving habits.

An Instructor Kit includes:

  • instructor manual with binder,
  • slides or overheads
  • set of six 10 minute videos
  • posters and pamphlets
  • vehicle blocks (on request),
  • a student workbook, and
  • a student graduation card.


  • Reduces Operating Costs
  • Reduces Collisions
  • Reduces Sick Leave, Insurance and Other Benefit Payments Related to Traffic Collisions.
  • Reduces vehicle abuse and maintenance costs
  • Increases customer satisfaction with on-time deliveries and undamaged product
  • Increases morale


  • Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Collision prevention
  • Turns
  • Road markings
  • Passing
  • Driver awareness & impairment
  • Backing
  • Tires
For more information on the program please contact



Canada Safety council certificate



This course does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

 Course prerequisites: air brake endorsement (Z) in the license.

This one-day course covers the laws, regulations and correct procedures for checking and performing air brake adjustments. Participants will learn how to properly adjust air brakes on such equipped vehicles.

Classroom instruction is comprised of a theory component and a practical component. This is followed by a practical and written evaluation.

Successful completion of this course will enable the driver to legally adjust the s-cam Air Brake System with manual slack Adjusters.

Air Brake Adjustment Certificate from the Ontario Safety League


this course does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

 This theoretical course is designed for certificate renewal and individuals with limited or no previous experience on lift trucks. The course provides students with knowledge of the machine, the product handled, safe operating procedures and workplace practices to become a qualified operator. Students receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.





This course does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Give your employees the Defensive Driving Course (DDC) and help them join the ranks of the most safety-conscious drivers on the road.

For employees who drive either a company vehicle or their own vehicle on the job, safe driving is a matter of occupational safety. However, an estimated nine out of 10 time-loss injuries happen off the job, not counting employees who take time off to care for an injured family member.

When a company driver is involved in a crash, insurance rates can skyrocket. In addition, indirect costs (whether the worker was driving on or off the job) can include recuperation time, re-staffing, retraining and lost productivity.

Fewer collisions to company vehicles will help control insurance costs – and safe drivers lose less time from work because they avoid collisions. That is why a defensive driving course can benefit all employees (and family members) who have a driver’s licence. DDC is designed to teach your employees and their families how to drive safely.

Traffic crashes are preventable … by defensive driving.

The course

The Defensive Driving Course is an established, proven program designed to produce:

  • fewer company-vehicle collisions;
  • less absenteeism due to injuries and court time;
  • life-long safe driving habits.
  • DDC is designed for the adult learner.

Complete concepts are presented so they are easily understood.

Materials are fully integrated. This enables participants who can’t read well to learn visually and through group discussion.

Course outline

  • Five core modules and choice of three optional modules, taught in six hours;
  • Case studies and written exercises;
  • Interactive class discussion; 
  • Specific techniques to help drivers avoid all types of traffic collisions despite the actions of others or the driving conditions.
  • Drivers learn the principles of defensive driving and essential collision avoidance techniques.

Support material

Students receive:

  • A comprehensive 72-page Student Manual which consolidates course content and provides interactive exercises;
  • A graduation card and certificate.

Three part collision prevention formula

  • Recognize the Hazard
  • Understanding the Defense
  • Act in Time