BZ Advanced Standing

BZ Advanced Standing (Refresher Training)

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The BZ Refresher Training or Advanced Standing Training program provides students with basic theoretical and practical training to safely operate a Tractor-Trailer. Each package listed below includes a Road Test at a Drive Test Centre, which upon successful completing students will receive an Ontario BZ Driver’s License.

If you have been previously licensed or licensed in another country or possess significant experience driving a Bus and are unable to commit to the full BZ Program, these packages may be the perfect option for you!

What can I drive with this Licence?

Operators with this license may drive any school purpose vehicle designed with seating capacity for more than 24 passengers, and vehicles which require C, D, F, and G licenses.

What Does this Course Cover?

  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Airbrakes Practical and Safety Inspections
  • Defensive Driving
  • Route Planning
  • Passenger Procedures
  • Regulatory and legal requirements in Canada and the US
  • Highway Training
  • Safety Requirements
  • Emergency Procedures

How long is the course and what does it cost?

Depending on your experience (or lack of experience) you can register for a combination of training programs that suit your needs.

Each Driving Lesson is scheduled for 1 Full Hour.

Topics covered during training include Vehicle Inspections, On the Road Training, Yard Work and Safety Procedures.

Lessons can be scheduled 7 days a week,  from 8am-10pm.

8 Driving Lessons,
Road Test Scheduling, Vehicle for Road Test
$1139 + Tax = $1,287.07
Extra Lesson (60 Minutes in Duration)$100.00+ Tax = $113.00
Extra Road Test$442.48 + Tax = $500.00
Air Brake Z Endorsement + Retest if Required$250 + Tax = $282.50
SBDIC Course$250.00 + Tax = $282.50

What will I graduate with?

Upon successfully completing a Road Test with the MTO (Ministry of Transportation Ontario) Students will receive an Ontario BZ Driver’s License.

What do I need before I can begin?

  • Valid Ontario Class ‘G’ License or higher
  • Knowledge verification of Rules of the Road and Signs. Handbook and materials provided to help in passing the knowledge tests.
  • MTO approved Medical Form completed
  • Have not 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.

How do I register for this course?

You may register in Person, over the Phone, or Online:

Upon registration students will receive a confirmation email confirming enrolment and username and password to access our online portal to manage schedule and payment.

Can I get a job after I complete this program?

Public Transit and School Bus Drivers are an integral part of every community. Getting people where they need to go on time, and safely is an important and critical job with many opportunities within many major cities and companies. Below are a few places you might consider when beginning your search on this new career path:

Transit Operator (Drivers) Recruitment
GO Transit
Temporary Transit Operator Recruitment Process

And many more!

Is financial assistance available for this course?

There are several financing options that might be available to you.
Please visit our Financial Help for more info.