North American Transport Driving Academy

You are required to write written test at Ministry:

To get a new commercial driver’s licence, you must apply, study, practise with a licensed accompanying driver, and then demonstrate your ability to apply the rules of the road and handle your vehicle. Similar to when you first got your standard driver’s license, this is a test to make sure you have the fundamentals of truck driving down. It includes things like laws, regulations, safety requirements, technicalities, and knowledge that is required to be able to safely operate a commercial vehicle.

The written knowledge test is multiple choice and largely based on the MTO handbooks. You will have the highest chance of successfully passing the test if you study the handbook closely and thoroughly. The test takes about half an hour to complete and in order to pass, you have to make an 80% or higher.

Study for the knowledge test

Ontario's Official Truck Handbook will help you prepare for your written knowledge test. It covers the special regulations and driving skills truck drivers need to know.  

Official MTO Handbook:

Drive Test Practice Tests For Written Exam:

If you are going to be late for class

Please call your campus, if there is no answer please leave a message.

Belleville Campus: (613) 929-0057

Kingston Campus: (613) 888-6477

Smiths Falls Campus: (613) 888-0744

Ottawa Campus: (613) 561-4675

You are required to bring in your original MTO Medical

The MTO Medical must be signed by your Doctor (the Medical report will be added to your file).

The MTO Medical is to be updated:

  • • 18-46 years of age – every 5 years
  • • 46-64 years of age – every 3 years
  • • 65 and over – every year