Professional Instructor in Driver Education (P.R.I.D.E.) RECERTIFICATION Program

Mandatory Training to Maintain MTO Signing Authority Designation

The Professional Instructor in Driver Education (P.R.I.D.E.) RECERTIFICATION Program is a joint venture of the Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA), Ontario Public Transit Association (OPTA) and Ontario School Bus Association (OSBA).

Pre-course form for confirmed participants:

What You Will Receive

  • Certification to maintain Ontario Ministry of Transportation Signing Authority designation (all program objectives must be met).
  • Detailed advance course materials.
  • All on-site course materials and support services for the duration of the program
  • Individual participant objectives document.
  • Review and evaluation of facilitation, presentation and instructional skills and techniques.
  • Re-examination of the purpose and importance of learning objectives, lesson plans and adult learning principles .
  • Review of feedback and coaching skills, and the proper use of audio visual aids when training.
  • Discussion of rules of the road; traffic laws and regulations; vehicle components; vehicle handling and control; driver behaviour, attitudes, respect and responsibility; sharing the road; perception and risk management customer service; emergency operations.
  • MTO written/road test and Driver Certification Program (DCP) materials.
  • Reference documents.
  • Light lunch and refreshment breaks.

2017 Program Dates

  • February 2
  • April 27
  • June 21
  • July 8
  • October 26
  • December 6

Who Should Attend?

Any Signing Authority (as designated by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Driver Certification Program (DCP) who has received notification from the Ministry that recertification is required, and previous graduates of the regular (five-day) P.R.I.D.E. Certification program. This program is intended for seasoned driver trainers who would like a refresher of the P.R.I.D.E. Program facilitation and instructional techniques/philosophies and are currently involved with instructing new or experienced drivers of large vehicles and/or within any type of vehicle fleets. One of the objectives of this program is to encourage consistent instructional methods among all driver trainers regardless of the organization or discipline in which they train

Program Approach

Prerequisite: Any Fleet Driver Instructor Certification Program. This one-day course curriculum was designed to reinforce Signing Authority instructor qualities and to ensure continued high quality in delivery of driver training.  It includes 6-7 hours of advance preparation by participants, as well as on-site re-assessment of adult education competencies and principles as covered in the regular, five-day P.R.I.D.E. Certification program.  This program is a highly participative and supportive approach within the adult learning environment suitable for all fleets.

Program Hours

  • On-Site: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Advance course preparation: 6-7 hours

Session Leaders

The program is conducted by experienced industry facilitators. Their highly professional approach and experience from the P.R.I.D.E Certification Program, reflects in-depth research based on behaviour modelling and developmental learning, and incorporates an effective and proven instructional methodology and adult learning principles.

Registration Fees

  • $445.00 + HST per person
  • HST Registration # R104001060

Registration Process

  1. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. There is a maximum of 12 participants per program.
  3. Complete one registration form for each participant attending as found at the following link: P.R.I.D.E. Registration Form and scan/email to: info@osba.on.ca or fax to 416.695.9977.  Indicate "Name TBA" if participant name is not known at time of registration.
  4. A completed registration form will hold/reserve a spot in the program but will not guarantee enrolment.
  5. Registration can be guaranteed with a credit card number, or scan/emailed or faxed copy of a cheque, submitted simultaneously with the registration form.
  6. One payment option must be selected on each registration form.  Those forms including a credit card number or scan/emailed or faxed copy of a cheque will be given priority over forms with no payment details.
  7. Full registration fee is required to be received two weeks prior to the start of the program.
  8. Make cheques payable and mail to: Ontario Motor Coach Association,320 North Queen Street, Suite 210, Toronto, ON, M9C 5K4.

Certification

Please note that the Professional Instructor in Driver Education (P.R.I.D.E.) Program is a pass or fail course based on each participant achieving all of the program objectives as outlined in the pre-course package sent to all participants. 

Cancellation Policy

In the event that a registrant is unable to attend, cancellations will be accepted in writing without penalty up to 30 days prior to program commencement. After that date, no refunds or transfers will be permitted, although an alternate name may be submitted for the same program. The Professional Instructor in Driver Education (P.R.I.D.E.) Program reserves the right to cancel or change a program should insufficient enrollment or other factors warrant such action, in which case all payments will be refunded. 

Program Location

Admiral Inn Hotel, 3500 Billings Ct, Burlington, ON L7N 3N6 - http://www.admiralinn.com/burlington/

OSBA - Ontario School Bus Association
3075 Lenworth Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X 2G3
Tel. 416-695-9965 / Fax 416-695-9977
Email info@osba.on.ca


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