Welcome to getting your CVOR Ontario, by cvortest.com

Please scroll down for most common questions we got to answer during 5 years of helping people pass their CVOR test.

Questions include:

  • How to apply?
  • Do I need to register a business to apply?
  • Can I apply with G license?
  • Can I apply without a driver license?
  • How long does it take?

and many more.

What is CVOR?

A person or business who want to operate commercial transport on Ontario roads must have a CVOR. You can think of CVOR as a "driver license" for business. If you want to drive a car, you need an appropriate license. If you want to operate commercial transport, you need a CVOR.

Why was it created in the first place? Just like someone's driver license represents their ability to drive safely, CVOR represents owners/directors ability to operate their business and commercial transport safely. 

It also serves as an identification system. If a company operates in a manner that presents danger to general public, then their CVOR record is going to reflect that. It will show any tickets company drivers got while operating company equipment, any defects found during inspections, etc. 

Sample CVOR CertificateSAMPLE CVOR CERTIFICATE

Many parties are interested in your CVOR:

  1. Service Ontario: to get your plates / renew sticker
  2. Insurance Company: bad record => higher premiums; good record => can bargain
  3. MTO ("green police"): bad record => discipline and intervention; good record => green light


How can I get CVOR?

It's a three stage process: 1) submit your application 2) receive "Written Test Required" letter 3) take a knowledge test and obtain a certificate.

CVOR Application

Where can I get an application?

Click here. This is the most updated application. It has been recently changed to accommodate tow trucking industry.

NOTE: 

The application file is in PDF format, but your browser may not be able to open it. 

A free trial of our preparation course contains a video guide how to fill out an application together with various PDF formats that are printable and more user friendly.

Do I need to register a business to apply?

Registering a business is not required. You can submit a 'personal' application. To do so, choose "Personal" on interactive PDF or simply print PDF file marked personal application.

It is recommended to apply for a CVOR license as a corporation. By having this setup you shield your personal assets from third party liability. Note that registering a "Master Business License" or a "Trade Name" is NOT the same as registering a corporation. Trade Name for all legal intents and purposes is the same as personal application. 

For people registering under a trade name, select "personal" type of application.

Can I apply with a G license?

Yes. An individual/corporation is not required to have a driver license to apply for CVOR.

They do need to ensure that whoever is driving their vehicles has a valid and adequate driver license.

Scenario: Gary bought a 11,000kg dump truck. 

Gary has a G license, Gary applies for CVOR and get his authority.

Gary hires David with D license to drive his 11,000kg dump truck.

This scenario is legitimate and common.

Can I apply without a driver license?

Yes. An individual/corporation is not required to have a driver license to apply for CVOR.

They do need to ensure that whoever is driving their vehicles has a valid and adequate driver license.

Scenario: Gary bought a 11,000kg dump truck. 

Gary has a G license, Gary applies for CVOR and get his authority.

Gary hires David with D license to drive his 11,000kg dump truck.

This scenario is legitimate and common.

How long does it take to get CVOR?

Your application is typically processed within 10 business days:

This time-frame can be shorter, provided you had used an interactive PDF and filled out an application correctly. A free trial of our preparation course contains extensive information to ensure that is the case.

Then you need to pass the written test:

This is done at DriveTest Ontario location.

Then your test needs to be processed:

Since test administration is processed at DriveTest, they do need to send those results back to CVOR Office (St. Catherines, ON), and that office needs to process it.

Typically, they take additional 2-3 days since the test is taken.

When can I operate?

You can operate once you have certificate in your hands.

Submitting application, and/or passing required does not qualify person/company to operate "CVOR" vehicle.

How to prepare for the test?

The ministry recommends  "commercial vehicle operators safety manual".

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/trucks/commercial-vehicle-operators-safety-manual/ 

Many people find it overwhelming. Hence, our company offers many different training options for all skill levels.

Where can I take CVOR test?

If you have this question, then you either:

  • did not apply, or
  • did not receive "Written Test Required" letter after applying

You want to submit your CVOR application first, and wait for the letter. The "Written Test Required" letter will outline where, how and when you can take a CVOR test.

Note, that you cannot walk into Service Ontario or DriveTest Ontario and apply/take a test there. You need to apply using the process outlined on the application form. CVOR application office is central to all of Ontario and is located in St. Catherines,  Ontario. For all intents and purposes, there is no "walk-in" option.