Driver Education

How to enrol

You can sign up for Driver Education courses in two easy steps:

1. Go to www.mpi.mb.ca to view a list of available courses.*

2. Go to your nearest Autopac agent with your parent/guardian to get set-up as a Manitoba Public Insurance customer, register, and pay for your course.

Identification requirements

You need to establish your identity to register for Driver Education. Remember to bring your identity documents when you go to register at any Autopac agent. For more information and to view a list of documents you can use to prove your identity, please visit our website at www.mpi.mb.ca, select DriverEducation and then click on Enrolling.

Cost and course overview

The $50 cost of Driver Education includes 34 hours of classroom instruction, eight hours of driving, and eight hours of in-car observation. You must be at least 15 ½ years of age to qualify for a learner’s permit under this program.

For a list of complete course requirements, go to www.mpi.mb.ca, select DriverEducation, select Enrolling, and then click on the Driver Education Registration Guide.

Convenience and flexibility

You can register and pay for your Driver Education course in one visit to any Autopac agent. For information on course start dates and locations, go to www.mpi.mb.ca, select DriverEducation and then click on Course Finder.

New Information posted April 18, 2016

Where can students go for registration information? Once Driver Education courses are finalized, they are published on the Driver Education Course Finder on the Manitoba Public Insurance website (http://apps.mpi.mb.ca/DL/CourseFinder.aspx)

When does registration for the upcoming term begin? Registration for the summer/fall 2016 term (includes courses with a start date between July 1 and December 31) will be available at the start of business on May 16, 2016. Courses will be available on Course Finder for students and parents to view on May 12, 2016 How does reciprocity and the Student Admittance form work? Students are grouped in one of two registration phases based on their reciprocity (determined by which students a host school allows into their courses):

·         Primary (usually reserved for students attending the host school) – Students in this group may register for courses as soon as registration is available. For the upcoming term, primary registration runs from May 16, 2016 to June 5, 2016.

·         Secondary (open to students from other schools or divisions as determined by the host school) -Students in this group may register for courses four weeks after the course has been available to the primary group. For the upcoming term, secondary registration runs from June 6, 2016 to the course start date.

The Student Admittance Form is only given out by a host school to a student who is not included in the school’s reciprocity (meaning the student is not included in their primary or secondary registration phase). Student Admittance forms cannot be used to bypass primary registration phase. If you choose to issue a form before secondary registration opens, the student must wait until the secondary registration phase begins to register.

For more information If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jodi Winter at 204-985-8770 ext. 8825 (toll free 1-800-261-9928) or email at jwinter@mpi.mb.ca.

*Depending on your school and school division, you may be able to take Driver Education at another school. However, restrictions may apply as individual schools settheir own rules about who may register for classes.