- At least 21 years old.
- Valid Class G license or higher.
- Passing mark on the applicable knowledge tests (note that pursuit of a Class B license involves answering Class D rules of the road questions).
- Ability to meet vision standards.
- Satisfactory medical examination report.
- Ability to meet hearing standards (on the medical examination report).
- Valid course certificate showing successful completion of a school bus driver improvement course approved by MTO.
- Passing mark on the applicable road test at DriveTest or from an MTO-recognized authority.
- Satisfactory driver record search, including no more than 6 demerit points, no driver’s license suspension within the preceding 12 months as a result of having been convicted/found guilty of an offence in The Official MTO Bus Handbook, and not having been convicted of two or more criminal code (Canada) offences committed on different dates involving a motor vehicle within the preceding five years.
- Effective January 1, 2017, MTO requires drivers who are applying for a Class B or E license to obtain a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters (CRJM) Check or equivalent. The CRJM Check will ensure regulatory standards under the Highway Traffic Act are met.
- Applicants can apply for a CRJM Check at their local police service or through an authorized criminal record check provider. If applying through the police, please contact your local police service to determine the appropriate location to obtain your CRJM Check. Fees may vary between police services. If fingerprinting is required to confirm your identity, this may impact processing times. Please submit the original, completed CRJM Check or equivalent by mail or courier to MTO, along with your driver’s license number to:
Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Driver Improvement Office, Driver Control Section
Attn: Class B or E CRJM
77 Wellesley St. West, Box 671
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N3
Telephone: 416-235-1086 or 1-800-303-4993
- If applying through an authorized criminal record check provider, please contact your association or employer, as they may be able to recommend an authorized CRJM Check provider to you.
- The MTO will review your CRJM Check to determine your eligibility for this class of license. MTO will not be responsible for lost CRJM Checks.
- For more information about CRJM Checks, please contact your local police service.