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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).
We are pleased to advise that , based on the Province’s Stage 3 Reopen Ontario plan, P.R.I.D.E. Programs resumed at the end of July. All COVID-19 safety/health measures have and will continue to be in place including protocol for personal protective equipment (PPE), a health questionnaire, daily temperature checks, physical distancing and sanitizing the classroom, supplies and buses.
P.R.I.D.E. Certification Program:
The Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 and Oct. 3- 8 Certification Programs are fully booked. Space is available in the Nov. 21 – 26 program and a new program has been scheduled Nov. 28 – Dec. 3. The link to the registration form is: https://schoolbusontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Pride-2021-REG-1.pdf
P.R.I.D.E. Re-certification Program:
The Oct. 13 and Nov. 27 Recertification Programs are fully booked. Another program will be scheduled in 2021 based on demand. The link to the registration form is: https://schoolbusontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Recert-2021-REG.pdf
Proof of Vaccination:
Please note that participants will need to provide proof they are fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) when they arrive at the program. This requirement is based on the Province of Ontario’s September 1, 2021 News Release “Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings”. Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted to attend with a doctor’s note. The link to the full Provincial News Release is: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000779/ontario-to-require-proof-of-vaccination-in-select-settings
We look forward to receiving your registration forms! If you have any questions, please contact Katie Heyworth, Program Coordinator, at 519-546-3883 or email@example.com