Changes to Class D Licensing Requirements in Ontario

The Ministry of Transportation in Ontario is harmonizing Class D licence renewal and medical requirements with those already in place for all other commercial class licences in the Province.

The changes for Class D drivers will come into force July 1, 2018 and include:

Licence Renewal Requirements

New

· Class D drivers up to age 64 will now be subject to a Class D knowledge test and vision test every five (5) years at time of licence renewal.

· The knowledge test can be completed at any DriveTest office and at the ServiceOntario office located at 777 Bay Street, Toronto. There is no fee for the vision test.

· Drivers can visit www.drivetest.ca for information regarding DriveTest locations and knowledge test fees.

Currently

Class D drivers age 65 and older are subject to a Class D knowledge test and vision test at time of licence renewal. There are no changes to this requirement.

Medical Requirements

New

· Class D drivers under the age of 46 will be required to submit a medical report every 5 years;

· Class D drivers between the ages of 46-64 will be required to submit a medical report every 3 years, and

Currently

· Drivers age 65 and older file a medical report on an annual basis. There are no changes to this requirement.

Beginning July 1, 2018, at the drivers next licence renewal date, and at each subsequent licence renewal, the driver will be subject to Class D licence and knowledge and vision tests. And;

Beginning July 1, 2108, at some point over a five year period, the driver will be required to submit a medical report (completed by a physician or nurse practitioner). A medical report form will be mailed to the driver by the ministry 90 days before the due date. Following the submission of this initial medical report the driver will be required to provide the ministry a medical report on a cyclical basis, based on their age. Any associated costs to have the medical form completed by a physician or nurse practitioner is the responsibility of the driver.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach back to the PMTC office.

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