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Certification Test

About the Automotive Certification Test

  • All questions on the Automotive Certification Test are in multiple-choice format only
  • There are 60 questions and students have 90 minutes to complete the exam
  • Students are required to achieve a minimum 60 per cent on the test

Two Ways to Take the Test

The OMVIC Automotive Certification test can be taken in person at an approved location (list provided by Georgian College) and it is also now available online.

  • Online OMVIC test – students will receive an email invitation from Follow the instructions on the email to create your password for the online test portal
  • In-person OMVIC test – students can still book a test appointment if they would like to take the test in person
    • The test site information is included in your course material package
    • Call one of the test sites directly to book your test appointment
    • Take your Confirmation of Registration letter as a proof of enrolment in the course and a valid government issued photo, e.g. passport, driver’s licence, age of majority card, permanent resident card, etc.
    • No electronic devices are allowed in the testing area

Please note, you may only take the test once. You must choose if you would like to take the test online or in person. You will only have one chance to take the test per course registration. If you choose to take the test in person, you cannot complete the test online. If you choose to complete the test online, you cannot take the test in person. Regardless of how the test is taken, the difficulty level is the same.

New Online Self-Study

  • A self-study manual, along with a list of testing locations, is couriered upon registration
  • In addition to the self-study manual, students will be provided with a link to access the OMVIC Automotive Certification Course online
  • The online resource includes interactive quizzes, online videos, and student resource (no login is required)
  • Students must register in order to write the test
  • Note: only the student manual is permitted while writing the OMVIC Automotive Certification test. No electronic devices (including online resources) are allowed in the testing room

Self-Study Correspondence Course

  • Complete Georgian College's Part-time Student Registration form for the Automotive Certification Course
    • Ensure your name is entered exactly as it appears on your photo ID (driver's licence, health card or passport)
  • Submit the enrollment form to Georgian College by email
  • Payment of the $275 (for self- study) tuition fee is accepted by Visa, MasterCard or American Express
  • The ABSC will send you confirmation of your enrollment within five business days, including your student number, the course material, instructions and a listing of test centres throughout Ontario
  • Complete correspondence studies and prepare to write the test
  • Book a testing appointment at a test centre
  • Testing centre will send the completed tests to Georgian College for evaluation
  • Students will receive their test scores via email, five business days after writing their test
    • If you do not achieve the required mark, you must register again and take the course over
  • Test results will also be sent to OMVIC

Live Webinar

  • The webinar is taught by a member of the UCDA Education Staff
  • Contact the Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario (UCDA) to register for a live webinar course
    • 1-800-268-2598
  • The course material will be sent directly from the Automotive Business School of Canada at Georgian College
  • You can then take the test online or take it in person at an approved testing site. Georgian College provides a list of sites across the province – many are ServiceOntario locations. Students who do not achieve the required mark must register again and take the course over
  • Test results will be sent to OMVIC

NOTE: All on-site classes are currently on hold due to the pandemic.

Test Day Checklist

On the day of the test, students should take the following:

  • OMVIC Automotive Certification Course manual
  • One piece of photo identification (such as driver’s licence, passport or health card)
  • One other piece of identification