Student's Email

June 30 2020

Hello Andrew,

Trust you are doing well and staying safe.

I just wanted to send this and say a BIG Thank You!

I was able to write my CVOR Test today after Three days of waiting in line. I couldn’t write it earlier because the centers were closed due to COVID-19.

I passed!!

The materials and practice questions really helped. Some Questions were a bit tricky and confusing but at the end of the test I saw this message “You have passed your test as you did not have more than six wrong answers”

I couldn’t believe it., i had to reconfirm from the lady administering the test and she goes “Yea you passed, you did very well, congratulations”.

Thank you so so much.

I really just want to thank you. I would really recommend that people should not bother about the cost of the materials, rather should be seen as an investment towards being successful at the test. I wrote this test for the first time and I passed it at the first seating.

Thank you.

June 16th 2020 Update

Due to global pandemic a number of CVOR procedures have changed.

Taking the test:

Drive Test Center locations had been reopened on June 22nd 2020 in a limited capacity. Many will distribute customers' access by day of birth.

Check for more details here

Applying:

The application procedure is 'back to normal'.

Please follow the link below if you need to apply.

I need to get my CVOR, I have never applied


Can You Pass CVOR Test?

When you received a letter WRITTEN TEST REQUIRED,

Written Test Required

and the test anxiety is back.

I know, I know you didn’t start your business, because you love taking multiple choice tests. Most likely, quite the opposite.

A now client had called me years ago and asked: "Do you guarantee that I will pass my test". 

He was and still is a successful owner of a one-man army HVAC business.

He didn’t know he needed CVOR, until he got ticketed. 

He applied.

The failed his test attempt ... twice.

Got ticketed for not having CVOR, again! 

Ontario Provincial Police/Facebook 

Operating without a CVOR is like driving a vehicle without a driver’s license. You wouldn’t want to do that, would you?

At the time of the call, he was three days away from the expiry date. You only have six months to take care of the test, otherwise $250 application fee is lost. And you have to pay another $250. How long would you need to work .. to make up for $500 in lost fees?

After suffering humiliation of the second failed attempt (I imagine I would feel the same). He had a long conversation with a lady working for a test center. Turns out, it was not unusual for people to fail. In fact, 7 out of 10 people fail CVOR Test.

And he wanted me to explain .. WHY?

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Why is the test so hard?

Well, first off all I don’t work for the government. I just make sure that you don’t either.

In the sense I don’t want you to waste your time, money and energy on failed test attempts, expired application fees, and tickets.

Secondly, my reasoning is the following: CVOR license is very broad. It allows you to drive all kinds of trucks and buses.

For example, it authorizes you to take a big transport truck (think big 18-wheeler) and send it to “The Beautiful” British Columbia (provided you have insurance and tax permits sorted out). You can even load up to 500 kg/li of Dangerous Goods without placards (you will be tested on this, btw). 

Question:

You're hiring a driver, who received Transport Canada approved Transportation Of Dangerous Goods Training from an accredited driving school 3 months ago. How long is their TDG training certificate valid for?

  • 9 more months
  • 3 years since the day of training
  • 5 years since the day of training
  • Invalid already



The correct answer is .. listed further below.


And most people tell me that their truck is tiny, it weighs nothing, and they plan on driving it within two blocks.

You will be tested as if you have plans grandiose. And this is when the test gets hard. And this is how people fail. I get it. And it's not your fault.

Now, I told the guy on the phone.

Listen, complaining about the government gets us nowhere. 

Your time is valuable, so is mine. 

You have got a business to run, goals to achieve, and money to make. 

CVOR test is a problem. It’s a pain you know where, but it has to be dealt with. 

Going in without prep, hoping to get lucky - did not work. Twice! 

It does not work for 7 out of 10 people. Nobody wants to spend half a day just to see “FAILED” on the screen.

So, my question is “Are you ready to do something about it now?”

Can you pass the test? Use our FREE CVOR PRACTISE TEST to find out.

Link Below.

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Hi Andrew, Just letting you know, I passed the CVOR and also my A-R test this morning on the 1st try. Couldn’t have done it without taking your course first. The lady I dealt with at the Drive Test Center said it had been a long time since she had seen the CVOR test passed on the first attempt. I will recommend your course to anyone I know that may need to get registered.

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Good Afternoon, Just wanted to send you a quick thank you. Wrote my test this morning and I would never have passed if it wasn’t for your course. I passed your website along to the Drive Test Center as they have people come in looking for studying resources.

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Hey Andrew, Went today and was successful. Thank you.

FAQ

CVOR Test

  • Where can I take a CVOR test?

    You want to wait for the letter titled "WRITTEN TEST REQUIRED".
    It will state where you can write your test.

  • What is a passing grade of the test?

    You need to get 24 correct answers out of 30 questions (80%).
    The system does not display the amount of questions you answered right or wrong.
    It will display the overall result, when the test is done.

  • Who can take a test?

    Owner, director, officer.
    The "Written Test Required" letter will outline specific individuals that are allowed to take a test.
    Your employees cannot take the test on your behalf.

  • Can someone take a test on my behalf?

    In the case of owners/directors not being present in Canada (ex.: a USA company opening a division in Canada), you can write a letter to Carrier Sanctions and Investigations Office asking to designate a different individual to take the test.

  • When can I operate my truck?

    When you have a copy of a CVOR certificate in your hands (this is different for tow truckers until May 31 2017).

  • CVOR Penalties?

    Maximum Penalty - $2000 fine and/or 6 months imprisonment.

    Set fines:

    • Operate CMV (commercial motor vehicle) - no valid CVOR - $325 + court fees
    • Fail to carry/surrender CVOR certificate - $110 + court fees

    In addition, a carrier will not be able to plate a vehicle without a valid CVOR at Service Ontario.
  • How is the test conducted?

    It's a multiple choice test administered using a computer (most test centers had phased out paper forms).

  • Is the test available in multiple languages?

    Unlike other knowledge tests, CVOR Test is conducted in English only.

  • How long is the wait?

    You can attend DriveTest center without appointment.
    The number of those facilities in GTA had been reduced.
    It is not unusual to wait for more than an hour.
    I recommend going in the morning/afternoon. Going in "1hr before closing" is not a good strategy.

Answer

How long is the TDG training certificate valid for?

Correct Answer:

"Invalid Already"

Explanation:

Under Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, the employer is responsible to provide their own TDG training to all employees. 

Previous training is not valid.



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Instructor

During his 10 years of running his own trucking business, Andrew had passed a number of safety audits with flying colors, including two conducted by MTO. Good drivers were the foundation of the success, and Andrew took great pride in hand-picking and training them personally. So much so he even became a certified instructor of Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

After selling his business Andrew had moved to consulting, helping fleets with 25+ trucks pass MTO audits (currently 20 and counting), and making sure good drivers are driving the business forward.

One day Andrew was asked to help Kenny prepare for CVOR Test. Working with a number of aspiring business owners like him later, Andrew saw that the conventional Safety Manual was not addressing some of the students' most common problems.

The courses available here - the result of hundreds of hours of work - have been loved and used by 500+ business owners to pass their CVOR Test.

Andrew Sharp

Safety and Compliance Expert

Andrew Sharp