DriveWise Training Sets the Standard

DriveWise’s Vehicle-for-Hire Training program has received accreditation from the City of Toronto.

Congratulations in joining the Toronto ride-sharing and taxi sectors!

DriveWise’s comprehensive Vehicle for Hire training program offers industry-specific skills and knowledge for drivers aspiring to excel in the ride-sharing and taxi sectors.




Register For Training

Simply register for the upcoming training here or call us at 705-730-1130


Receive In-Person Training

Training is located at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 286, 11 Irwin Rd, Etobicoke, ON. Feel free to bring a translator, they are allowed to be with you in the classroom!


Get Your Training Certificate

Upon completion of our interactive training, you will be awarded your training certificate within 24 hours.


Apply For Your Licence

Click here to apply for your Vehicle-for-Hire Licence

Ask your PTC for your Private Transportation Company Licence. Understand the differences.

*This cost is non-refundable. Transferring to another course date will incur a $25 transfer fee.

Why do I need vehicle-for-hire training?

In Toronto, applicants for vehicle-for-hire (taxicab or limousine) driver licences must demonstrate completion of a new driver training course and will be required to submit the certificate of completion as part of their licence applications. Drivers currently licensed also have to take this training program before renewing their licence in 2023.

According to the City of Toronto, you need a licence from the City if you are/are working for a:

Taxicab owner, operator or broker
Limousine owner or service company
Private transportation company (PTC), such as Uber & Lyft
Taxicab, limousine or PTC vehicle driver

course highlights

The training is from 8am to 4pm. Participants will benefit from a balanced mix of interactive classroom sessions and immersive virtual reality simulation labs. *Lunch is included with the enrollment of the program.


8 Hours in Duration

To ensure optimal learning outcomes, we maintain small class sizes, with a maximum of 15 students per instructor, guaranteeing each learner receives personalised attention and the best possible educational experience.

Small Class Size of 15 Students

Blended learning approach using virtual reality simulation and interactive in-class instruction. Targeted learning topics will address your specific risks, concerns and procedures.

Blended Learning Approach

The program is rooted in the DriveWise 6-Star Approach to Cooperative Driving. This proven learning model reinforces good driving habits while modifying drivers’ behaviours, and improving their decision making ability.


DriveWise 6-Star Approach

Please notice that this cost is nonrefundable. Transferring to another course date will incur a $25 transfer fee.

The Price is $225 + HST

What can I learn in DriveWise’s interactive training?

DriveWise’s Vehicle-for-Hire training examines the unique requirements for VFH and PTC drivers in Toronto, including:

Introduction to Safe Driving
​In this module, participants learn about our 6 Star Approach to Cooperative Driving, which promotes safe and responsible driving. It serves as a foundation for other program topics, outlining core principles.

Advanced Driving Techniques
Participants will learn about:
Sharing the Road
Adverse Conditions
Distracted Driving
Applying space and speed management principles practically
Driving in Toronto
Participants will learn about:​
Cycle Tracks and Bike Lanes
Unique Streets in Toronto
Sharing the Road with TTC
Applying this knowledge to real-life scenarios for risk reduction practically.
Inclusive Driving
Participants will learn about:​​
Disability Awareness
Discrimination and Harassment
Equity and Inclusion, Unwelcome Behaviour and Conflict Management

Legal Requirements
Participants will understand vehicle-for-hire legislation at various government levels, including federal, provincial, and municipal regulations.

3 Simulation Labs
Participants in simulation labs and cooperative driving scenarios apply theoretical concepts from the classroom to real-life situations, promoting effective learning transfer and improving long-term retention.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

Understand the high-risk nature of daily driving.
Identify behaviours leading to vehicle incidents.
Define essential behaviours, cognitive skills, and situational awareness for cooperative driving.
Demonstrate the 6 Star Approach to Cooperative Driving.
Adopt the appropriate attitude for cooperative and efficient driving.
Safely and efficiently navigate Toronto.
Provide inclusive service to customers.
Follow vehicle-for-hire driver regulations.
Apply for a Vehicle-for-Hire(VFH) licence.
Apply for a Private Transportation Company(PTC) licence.

DriveWise vehicle-for-hire training
is your best choice

Register Now | $225+HST*

*This cost is nonrefundable. Transferring to another course date will incur a $25 transfer fee.