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IV. School bus licence classes B and E
Qualification requirements for classes B and E

An applicant for a class B or E driver’s licence must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Meet medical and vision standards
  • Hold a valid Ontario class G or higher licence or equivalent issued in a province or territory of Canada
  • Have successfully completed a school-bus driver improvement course approved by MTO and be able to show proof of successful completion with a valid course certificate (valid for five years)
  • Have knowledge of bus equipment maintenance and passenger safety and control
  • Pass an MTO driver examination or obtain a certificate of competence from a recognized authority by passing a vision screening, knowledge test and a driving test in a bus of appropriate size
  • Not have accumulated more than six demerit points on their driving record
  • Not have had a driver’s licence under suspension at any time within the preceding 12 months as a result of having been convicted or found guilty of:
    • driving under suspension
    • speeding over 50 km above the limit
    • careless driving
    • racing on a highway
    • leaving the scene of an accident
    • a Criminal Code of Canada offence committed by means of a motor vehicle or while driving or having care and control of a motor vehicle
    • flight from police
  • Not have been convicted or found guilty within the preceding five years of two or more offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, committed on different dates by means of a motor vehicle, or while driving or having care and control of a motor vehicle
  • Not have been convicted or found guilty within the preceding five years under section 4 or 5 of the Narcotic Control Act of Canada
  • Not have been convicted or found guilty within the preceding five years of certain sexual or moral offences under the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Not have been convicted or found guilty of any offence for conduct that affords reasonable grounds for believing that they will not properly perform their duties, or is not a proper person to have custody of children

In addition, a holder of a class B or E driver’s licence may not accumulate more than eight demerit points.