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Taxicab Driver Training

Taxicab Driver Training

Course description:
This course is mandated by the cities of Oshawa and Pickering for anyone wanting to drive a taxicab. Course topics include customer service, defensive driving, bylaw requirements, cultural awareness, vehicle care and maintenance, driver and passenger safety, and business management and finances. (Tuition includes a $25 non-tax-deductible supply fee.)

OSHAWA
Course code: MOTR 1600
Location: Durham College, Whitby Campus
Length: 18 hours
Cost: $346.90

Course Availability: 

  • March 4 – 18, Saturday’s 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • May 1 – 17, Monday’s & Wednesday’s 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PICKERING:
Course code: MOTR 1601
Location: Durham College, Whitby Campus
Length: 18 hours
Cost: $346.90

Course Availability:

  • March 25 – April 8, Saturday’s 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • June 5 – 21, Monday’s & Wednesday’s 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration can be completed in person at the Durham College, Whitby campus, Corporate Training Services office (Room 160), or over the phone by calling 905.721.3347.

Withdrawals and refunds:

Refunds will be issued only if the Official Withdrawal form is received no later than three business days prior to the program’s scheduled start date.
Please note: all refunds are subject to a cancellation fee.

Taxi Refresher

As mandated by the City of Oshawa or Pickering, a taxi driver must complete a refresher program every 5 years.  This program will refresh by-laws, customer service, safety, defensive driving, business management and map reading skills.

City of Oshawa
Course code:
MOTR 1900
Location: Durham College, Whitby Campus
Length: 6 hours
Cost: $129.95(including tax)
Training schedule:

  • Saturday February 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday June 3, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

City of Pickering
Course code:
MOTR 1901
Length: 6 hours
Cost: $129.95(including tax)
Location: Durham College, Whitby Campus
Training schedule:

  • Saturday February 25, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday June 10, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm