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Online Program

D.T.S.M.™ offers a Ministry Approved Digital Online Driver Education program.

D.T.S.M.’s program offering is digitally interactive, where students can take the program at their own pace without following class schedules. Also, no Zoom calls or video conferencing technology is used. Instead, the videos we have are pre-recorded to the material covered.

D.T.S.M.’s admissions process utilizes a rolling admissions system. Once a student has registered, the program starts after processing the student’s application within 24 hours. Please note, currently, due to the ongoing global pandemic of COVID-19, we are pre-booking in-vehicle lessons for Fall 2022, depending on the student’s and driving instructor’s availability.

Once you register online, if you wish to pre-book your in-vehicle lessons, please email us your availability to dtsm@dtsm.ca to get you in the queue while completing your online program.

The complete driver training program at D.T.S.M.™ consists of:

20 Hours of Online Program Theory 
  • The students will be able to interact with many elements of the contents in the program, such as the following:
Program Sections Program Topics
1. Rules of the road.
2. Vehicle handling.
3. Driver behaviour.
4. The vehicle and its components.
5. Perception and risk management.
6. Sharing the road with all road users.
7. Different points of attention a driver will experience.
8. Respect and responsibilities in the driving environment.
10 Hours of Online Homework 
  • The HomeLink Homework topics are suited to each of the numbered topics above.
HomeLink Sections HomeLink Topics HomeLink Content
1. Rules of the road. Explaining the meaning of various traffic lights.
2. Vehicle handling. Right turns at traffic lights, and left turns at a stop sign.
3. Driver behaviour. Responding to emergencies, how to avoid head-on and rear-end collisions.
4. The vehicle and its components. Communication devices, and myths and facts related to the use of seatbelts.
5. Perception and risk management. Proactive vs reactive driving actions, driving emergencies, road rage, decision-making, and collision scenario analysis.
6. Sharing the road with all road users. Sharing the road with pedestrians, passing traffic safely, cooperative and defensive driving, and sharing the road fundamentals.
7. Different points of attention a driver will experience. Listing inside and outside vehicle distractions, myths and facts about impairment, strategies to avoid impaired driving, and types of impairment.
8. Respect and responsibilities in the driving environment. The benefits of fuel-efficient driving and fuel-efficient driving techniques.
10 Hours of Private In-Vehicle Training 

All private in-vehicle lessons are pick-ups from home, school, or an arranged meeting place.

*Please note that the students living outside our service areas will have to arrange a predetermined meeting place with the Head Office (Barrhaven).

Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Standards

All training programs are conducted according to the standards set by the MTO. Upon completing the D.T.S.M.™ driver education program, each student will be certified electronically with the MTO. In addition, the following will provide proof of completion that allows students to take their driving test in eight months at the MTO instead of waiting one full year.

Once certified with the MTO, the student can request a Driver’s License History Form (DLH Form). Please note that the MTO will charge you a fee for the DLH Form. In addition, the DLH Form will be needed to prove a student’s Beginner Drivers Education program completion for possible insurance discount purposes.