Fequently Asked Question Answer About
(Beginner Driver Education) BDE Course
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Q: What is BDE course?
Answer: BDE Course is Beginner Driver Education Course.
Q: What is the benefit of taking BDE driving course from Verma Driving School?
Answer: Verma Driving School provides ministry approved courses (BDE).
As an MTO Approved course provider, you will be eligible to decrease your wait time for a G2 test from 12 months to 8 months
Insurance discount may apply.
Note- You get to go for your G2 test within 8 months of your G1, ONLY if you have finished your BDE course before that and the MTO has issued you the certification. Also keep in mind, the drive test centers are booked 1-2 months in advance. So if you plan on getting a test date exactly 8 months after your G1, You should target to finish the full BDE course within 6 months of your G1 issue date.
Pick up and drop off for in-car training anywhere within the Guelph and Tri City region
High success rate for passing the road test in first attempt.
Q: What is the age requirement to take the course?
Answer: A valid G1 license is not required to start in-class training therefore a student can start the course before turning 16 (minimum of 15 and 10 months).But a Student must have a valid G1 license to start any in-car training.
Q: How much does a full course cost?
Answer: Please refer to the course and fee page.
Q: What happens if I am unable to take the course after I have registered?
Answer: Please contact Verma Driving Schools at 519-419-1414. Please note that 24 hours notice is required to cancel or change in-car lessons. Also if the classes are online, then there is NO refund once the student is enrolled in the classes and login credentials have been shared with the student.
Q:How can I pay?
Answer: You can pay by E-transfer for the deposit and remaining you can pay by e-transfer or cash.
Q: What does the full course consist of?
Answer: Our full course consists of 30 hours of online classroom instructions and 10 hours of in-car training.
Q: Can I start the course without my G1?
Answer: You can start the course without your G1, but you must have your G1 by the time you are ready to start your in-car driving lessons.
Q: How long do I have to complete the entire course?
Answer: The course must be completed within 12 months of starting date, as per the MTO requirements. But as explained above- If you want to go for your G2 test within 8 months of your G1, you should finish the full BDE course within 6 months of your G1 issue date.
Q: Do I have to finish all my classes?
Answer: Yes, it is mandatory for students to complete their 30 hours of classroom instructions and 10 hours of in-car training in order to get certified.
Q: How long do I have to start my car training apart from the class time?
Answer: The first in-car training session must be completed no later than 8 weeks after the completion of Online classroom portion, for acknowledgment by the MTO.
Q: Can I take all 10 hours of in car training in one day?
Answer: No. The minimum for a lesson is 1 hour, and maximum is 2 hours of in-car training within a 24-hour time period.
Q: Where will I get picked up for my in-car lessons?
Answer: Instructors will pick you up from your home(within city limits) and drop you back there once the in-car lesson will be completed. If you have a preferred alternate location, 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- The pick and drop off has to be within the same city. Which means, if the pick up is from Guelph, then drop off cannot be in Kitchener, unless additional charges are paid. You can be picked and dropped off from the Tri city (but both pick and drop off has to be in the same city)..
Q: How many people will be in the car?
Answer: The in-car lessons are one-on-one (just you and the instructor).
Q: How do I track the completion of the 40hrs for my course?
Answer: The in-class conducted on the online platform already credits you for the 30hrs of the online component, if completed fully.
To track the 10hrs of the in-car training, remember to sign the in-car sheet at the end of each in-car session confirming the date, start and finish time of the lesson. Reassure on last lesson that your BDE in-car sheet is fully signed and dated for all 10hrs (both front and back of the sheet), as well remember to get your in-car grades from your instructor, as last lesson will be your evaluation lesson.
If the in-car sheet is not properly signed or is not filled with all the required info (your name, address, phone, driver license, dates of your lessons and your signatures beside each lesson and at the back of the sheet), then your certification process cannot be completed (as MTO will not accept an incomplete in-car sheet).
We advise the instructor about the same, but its your responsibility as a student also to ensure you sign at the end of each in-car session.
Q: When, How, and Where do I receive my certificate?
Answer: You become eligible for the certificate after successfully completing the 30hrs of online classroom and 10hrs of in-car training. Successful completion means to complete all 40 hrs. of the course, as well to achieve Minimum 75% in your in-class and in-car evaluation. Your in-class evaluation will be shown on your online system, and for the in-car evaluation, it will be conducted on your last in-car session by your in-car instructor.
After the course is successfully completed, you will be issued a certificate, which is known as-The Driver’s License History (DLH) providing proof of successful completion of graduation from a BDE course. This certificate is widely recognized by the insurance industry as proof of course completion."
You need to collect the DLH from any service Ontario location, after you receive the course completion email from Verma Driving school.
Q:What if I fail my In-car Evaluation and do not receive the 75% grades?
Answer: If there r gaps in your skill and you need further training to achieve 75%, then you can either practice at home with your family or purchase extra lessons from school and cover those gaps. In that case, we will have to hold off on your certification until you're ready and contact us back for 2nd evaluation.
Q. Can I purchase extra lessons directly from my in-car Instructor?
For any additional lessons/services, please contact the school directly, as the instructors are legally NOT allowed by the MTO to provide private lessons to G1 holders. If you choose to engage in such illegal act, this could affect your license and/or your certification. And we won't be liable for such acts (even if the instructor is suggesting or recommending such actions to students). The school has already instructed the instructors to strictly prohibit themselves from suggesting or selling private lessons to students. Hence, if any instructor asks or suggests such act, please bring to schools’ attention immediately.
Q: How much Discount will I get on my Insurance with the certification?
Answer: Insurance discounts may vary from student to student, as it depends upon lot of variables like: insurance companies, your driving record, your age, city where you live, type of car, gender etc.
Your Insurance Company or agent can tell you more in detail.
Q: Are your instructors certified and have a valid instructor license?
Answer: Yes, all our instructors are certified and have valid instructor licenses.