There are a number of tests that the Ontario Ministry of Transportation requires a person take to get a drivers licence. The test will depend on both the type of licence you need and your driving status. The G1 starts you off at Level One. You can start to learn to drive cars, vans and small trucks. You will have to take a vision and knowledge test to determine whether you have a good understanding of the rules, road and traffic signs in Ontario. All road test fees have to be pre-paid before you book the G1 road test appointment. You can book a G1 road test online, at a test centre or by phone. Novice drivers can no longer book a G1 road test after their expiry date. Those applicants have to start the graduated licence process over again.

The written G1 tests for all licence classes are offered in all DriveTest centres.

There is no appointment necessary to take the written G1 test (also known as G1 knowledge test). However, you should arrive at least 1 hour before the test centre closed to give yourself sufficient time to get your knowledge and vision test done. If you are a G1 driver then you need a fully licensed driver with at least four years of driving experience to be with you at the Driver Examination Centre.

When you are arriving to take the G1 test be sure to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment in order to initiate all processing.

Get ready for your G1 Knowledge Test using our prep materials