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How To Get A DZ License

Toronto Driving School offers drivers training to acquire a DZ license and helps students to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical training to operate a DZ truck.

A DZ truck is a motor vehicle exceeding 11,000 kilograms (24,000 lb) or registered gross weight or any such combination provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lb).

 It enables you to drive vehicles with Air Brakes such as Straight Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Recycling Trucks, and Fire Trucks.  

The eligibility criteria for obtaining a DZ license are:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Hold a valid class G license or equivalent
  • Meet vision standards.
  • Pass a test on operating knowledge of large trucks and tractor trailers.
  • Provide a legitimate medical certificate while applying for the test
  • Satisfactory driving performance in a road test, proving your competence as a driver.

The test includes

  • Written test consisting of 60 multiple choice questions.
  • Class D consisting of 20 questions.
  • Air Brake consisting of 20 questions.
  • Road Signs consisting of 20 questions.

Where to apply

To apply and take the required tests, visit a Drive Test Centre at your nearby location. You will need to bring in valid identification documents that tallies and shows your name, date of birth and your signature as provided in the application.

Requisite documents

  • Canadian Citizens
  • Passport (Canadian or foreign)
  • Canadian Citizenship Card with photo
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status Card (issued on or after December 15, 2009 by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Photo Card

Permanent Residents

  • Permanent Resident (PR) Card
  • Record of Landing (IMM 1000)
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292)
  • Ontario Photo Card
  • Temporary Residents
  • Study Permit / Student Authorization (IMM 1442)
  • Work Permit / Employment Authorization (IMM 1442)
  • Visitor Record (IMM 1442)
  • Temporary Resident Permit (IMM 1442)
  • Refugee Status Claim (IMM 1434)
  • Acknowledgement of Intent to Claim Refugee Status (IMM 7703) with photo
  • Report Pursuant to the Immigration Act (IMM 1442) with photo
  • Ontario Photo Card

Fees

You will need to pay a fee to apply for a licence and take the written test.

Take the test

You can book a road test appointment in either of the following manner:

  • Signing up online
  • At a Drive Test Centre
  • Through a Phone Call

And provide the following details:

  • Preferred date and time to take the test
  • Your valid Ontario driver`s licence number
  • Location preference for taking the driver’s test
  • Second and third choice of location

For cancellation- Intimate at least 48 hours prior to taking the test to avoid a cancellation fee.

Also, remember to take your complete Medical Form when you are going to write the test.