Special limited-time offer: Register now and receive an additional refresher for your Level Two road test.


A-1 Driving School teaches you the skills and attitudes you need to be a safe and responsible driver. As a Ministry-approved Beginner Driver Education Course Provider, not only do we know exactly what is required for passing the road test, we know how to positively impact your driving habits for years to come. The art of teaching and facilitating driver learning is very specialized so in addition to a great amount of technical expertise, our professional instructors have a great deal of patience and understanding. Our teaching methods reflect the most recent and contemporary research from areas such as traffic safety, teaching, and social change. We incorporate these methods while accommodating the individual differences of our clients.

Course Schedule and Registration

Listed below are the locations along with the dates and times of our upcoming Beginner Driver Education courses. To get started complete the request form on this page. We are always adding new courses, so check back often.

NORTH BAY 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Start Date Course Runs 
April 18, 2020 April 18, 19, 25, 26
May 2, 2020 May 2, 3, 9, 10
May 23, 2020 May 23, 24, 30, 31
June 6, 2020 June 6, 7, 13, 14
June 27, 2020 June 27, 28, 29, 30
July 6, 2020 July 6, 7, 8, 9
July 11, 2020 July 11, 12, 18, 19
July 20, 2020 July 20, 21, 22, 23

WEST NIPISSING 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Start Date Course Runs
May 2, 2020 May 2, 3, 9, 10
July 6, 2020 July 6, 7, 8, 9

SUNDRIDGE  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Start Date Course Runs
 May 23, 2020 May 23, 24, 30, 31

Course Fees



Beginner Driver Education (BDE) – North Bay
Beginner Driver Education (BDE) – West Nipissing
Beginner Driver Education (BDE) – Sundridge
Beginner Driver Education (BDE) – Course Deposit **
BDE – Extra Lessons
BDE – Use of Vehicle for G1 exit Road Test *
BDE – Use of Vehicle for G2 exit Road Test *
*Includes warm-up / Prices do not include tax / Course Costs may change due to promotions or specials, so please call for details.
** In order to register for our Ministry-approved Beginner Driver Education (BDE) course, a $200.00 deposit is required to confirm your registration, the remaining balance is due in order to begin the in-vehicle portion.

You can use this Beginner Driver Education form to begin our simple registration process. If you have any questions or if you would like to register by telephone please call us during regular business hours at 705-472-7800.

Course Description

Classes (20 hours + 10-hour take-home assignment book)

You’ll begin in the classroom with 20 hours of instruction that covers topics such as:

  • defensive driving concepts
  • cooperative driving concepts
  • collision prevention
  • managing intersections
  • emergency situations and maneuvers
  • hazard perception, recognition,  and avoidance
  • winter driving
  • inattention and distractions
  • skid prevention and control
  • driver attitude
  • ABS brakes
  • visual awareness skills
  • airbags
  • safe reversing
  • traffic laws
  • road safety

You’ll participate in discussions with other new drivers and have the opportunity to watch videos that enhance your learning experience. Best of all, you’ll leave the classroom setting with the knowledge that you’re prepared to undertake driving with confidence.

Driving (10 hours one-to-one ratio)

You’ll start your 10 hours of driving in the driver’s seat with confidence, during times that are convenient with your schedule. With seven instructors, we can easily accommodate most schedules. Your instructor will explain the fundamentals of the vehicle and the road system and discuss any concerns before you start driving. Throughout the lessons, your instructor will provide recommendations on how to best reduce the risks and further develop your driving skills based upon your individual needs to increase safety margins in weak areas. You’ll improve your driving skills leading up to the mock road test that will demonstrate how well you are prepared for the MTO road test and your continued driving career. You’ll apply all of the valuable information that you learned in-class, plus so much more.

Private Driving Lessons



Private Driving Lessons (PDL) (per hour)
PDL – Use of Vehicle for G1 Roat Test *
PDL – Use of Vehicle for G2 exit Road Test *
*Includes warm-up / Prices do not include tax.

After driving for a few years with a G1, I still didn’t have the confidence to take the exit road test. That’s when I signed-up for A1. In class, Gene made us feel welcome and offered thorough explanations for a variety of driving situations. In car, Sally corrected my poor driving habits constructively, and not only prepared me for my G1 exit, but for a lifetime of safe driving.

Shannon M, G1 Driver

This driving school is excellent. One of the instructors, Sally, was absolutely wonderful with both of our boys. She was patient, kind, and encouraging. Sally was also willing to receive a few phone calls from me when I had questions for her. She gave them confidence to take their tests, and both passed quite easily. Thank you, Sally, for all of your great help!

Carol, Dave, Carter, and Daelin

Thank you so much A1 for giving me the confidence to pass my G2 road test the first time. Thanks to Emerald for the great in class and an especially big thank you to Glenn for the awesome in car lessons.

Tina Hall

For More Information

Need more information or a personalized consultation? Please call us at 705-472-7800 / 1-800-473-0358 during regular business hours or fill out our contact form and let us know how we can help.