Important Notices & Accommodations

Program Description

Ontario's Driver Certification Program (DCP)—under authority of the Ministry of Transportation (MTO)—allows companies to train, test, and recommend their employees for license upgrades. The current process requires that the person who delivers this training and performs the testing must be approved by the MTO as a signing authority.

To get approval as signing authority, the candidate must meet predetermined qualifications relating to:

  • Driving history
  • Licence classification
  • Completion of an approved driver trainer course.

IHSA’s Fleet Signing Authority – MTO Driver Certification Program has been approved by the MTO. Completion of this course will fulfill the third part of obtaining the required qualifications for becoming a signing authority. The modules have been designed with an emphasis on effective adult learning techniques. We believe this course is leading edge in terms of developing transportation safety professionals. Candidates must attend all 10 scheduled days (60 hours in total) and successfully complete the course evaluation to achieve certification.


Program Content

This program meets the MTO’s Signing Authority Curriculum Design and Content standards and includes the following:

  • Day 1, 2, & 3 - Principles of Learning and Designing Instruction
  • Day 4 & 5 - Coaching Others
  • Day 6, 7, & 8 - Facilitation, Presentation, and Instruction Skills
  • Day 9 & 10 - Assessment and Documentation

The curriculum is designed to engage learners as a signing authority through demonstration of adult learning principles and advanced adult instructional techniques. Common transportation and fleet related responsibilities and challenges are used for discussion, application and exercises within the program.


Program Content and Activities are Structured to:

  • foster the understanding and practice of defensive driving
  • continually reinforce how formal rules of the road, common safe practices of road-users, and informed decision-making contribute to safe and responsible driving
  • reflect the most recent and contemporary views of traffic safety, education and training, social change, and emerging technologies.

The facilitator will adhere to a learner-centred approach by:

  • encouraging the active participation of each learner
  • supporting and facilitating self-directed learning where applicable
  • allowing for integration of personal experiences
  • ensuring knowledge and skills are acquired at a pace appropriate to individual learners
  • giving learners autonomy by providing them with the opportunity to reach their own conclusions and guiding them towards achieving the intended learning outcomes
  • encouraging learners to learn from their mistakes in a safe learning environment
  • emphasizing the importance of lifelong learning.

Who Should Attend?

Those who wish to obtain ongoing recognized signing authority with the MTO and have training responsibilities specific to Ontario’s Class A, B, C, D E & F driving licenses within their organization.


Program Evaluation

The learner will receive feedback that is immediate, relevant, and meaningful throughout the learning process. This will include formative assessments to monitor the learner’s progress towards the intended learning outcomes.

There will be a final evaluation to determine if the learner has met the intended learning outcomes. Learners must achieve 90% in all assessments. Successful participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, modifications to the evaluation process may be acceptable. However, all learning outcomes must be met.


What should I attend next?

For those who already have approved signing authority status, a five-year refresher (recertification) is required.


Registration fees for IHSA’s in-class training courses will be increasing. If you are registering for a course scheduled to take place prior to March 31, 2024, the price is unchanged. If you are registering for a course scheduled for April 1, 2024 or later, the price will be higher. Please see the tables below for more information.

Sessions After April 1, 2024

The new pricing listed below will come into effect on April 1st 2024

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
Total of 60 Hours Over 10 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

From: Jun 03, 2024 - To: Oct 25, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

E104891Fleet Signing Authority Certification6/3/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E104892Fleet Signing Authority Certification10/7/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register