New Class D Licence Renewal Requirements and Medical Requirements

Starting July 1, 2018 new Class D licence renewal requirements and medical requirements will come into effect.

On this page

  1. Licence renewal requirements
  2. Medical requirements
  3. Where do I go to renew my Class D licence?
  4. What do I do if I don’t want to renew my Class D driver’s licence?
  5. What happens if I choose not to take the vision or knowledge test?
  6. My Class D licence has been downgraded. What do I need to do to get it upgraded?
  7. When do I have to file my Medical Report?
  8. Where do I send my Medical Report?
  9. Medical Certification for Canadian Class D drivers operating commercially in the US
  10. Knowledge test information
  11. Costs

Licence Renewal Requirements

  • Class D licence holders up to age 80 will be subject to a Class D knowledge test and vision test every five (5) years at time of licence renewal. Class D licence holders over the age of 80 will still have to complete an annual knowledge, vision and road test.

Medical Requirements

  • Class D licence holders under the age of 46 will be required to submit a Medical Report every five (5) years
  • Class D licence holders between the ages of 46 and 64 will be required to submit a Medical Report every three (3) years, and
  • Class D licence holders age 65 and older will be required to submit an annual Medical Report

The Medical Report form must be completed by a family physician or nurse practitioner licensed to practice in Ontario.

For more information, please visit the medical review page.

Where do I go to renew my Class D licence?

You can attend any DriveTest Centre or ServiceOntario College Park to complete the Class D knowledge test, vision test and licence renewal.

What do I do if I don’t want to renew my Class D driver’s licence?

You can go to any ServiceOntario centre to complete your driver’s licence renewal in the lower class (i.e. Class G or GM as applicable). For more information, please visit Renew a driver's licence.

What happens if I choose not to take the vision or knowledge test?

If you choose not to take the vision or the knowledge test, you will be downgraded to the next highest class of licence that you are eligible to hold.

My Class D licence has been downgraded. What do I need to do to get it upgraded?

If your Class D driver’s licence has previously been downgraded due to a failed vision, knowledge or road test, you will be subject to all licence upgrade requirements.

If your Class D driver’s licence has been downgraded for failing to file a Medical Report you can submit a completed Medical Report form to any DriveTest Centre, as long as you do so within a set timeframe based on your age at time of downgrade (e.g. between 46 and 64 years of age, within 3 years from the date of the licence downgrade). Additional licensing requirements may apply.

When do I have to file my Medical Report?

Beginning July 1, 2018, at some point over a five year period, based on your last medical filing date and your age, Class D licence holders will be required to submit a medical report. A Medical Report form will be mailed to you by the ministry 90 days before the required due date.

Where do I send my Medical Report?

Medical Reports can be submitted to any DriveTest Centre.

For more information about licence renewal requirements, fees, DriveTest hours of operation and locations please visit DriveTest.

Medical Certification for Canadian Class D drivers operating commercially in the US

Class D licence holders driving commercially in the US are still required to provide proof of medical certification.

For more information, please visit the medical review page.

Knowledge Test Information

Questions in the knowledge test are based on information found in the Official MTO Truck Handbook, available online at Official MTO Truck Handbook or in various retail outlets throughout the province including DriveTest and ServiceOntario locations.

Costs

As of July 1, 2017 the fee for the knowledge test is $23.25, which is in addition to the regular licence renewal fee. There is no charge for the vision test when conducted at a DriveTest Centre.

If an individual is unable to satisfactorily take the vision test at the DriveTest Centre, they must submit a vision report form completed by their optometrist or physician to DriveTest Centre.

Drivers requiring a medical report should check with their medical practitioner regarding the cost to complete the Medical Report form.



Updated September 8, 2017

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