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MPI to Make Driver Education Scheduling Easier

May 8, 2011 8:00 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

Starting Monday, Manitobans will be able to register for driver education classes and book driver testing appointments at any Autopac agent in the province.

Previously, driver education registration was handled through high schools. Students looking to register can show up to any Autopac agent and select the first available driver education course.

Course information will also now be posted at MPI.mb.ca, allowing students to access a wider range of course start dates and locations.

“Students who are unable to register for a class due to over-capacity will now be able to pre-register for the next class,” said Ted Hlynsky of MPI. “The student will be able to pre-register three days before the actual registration date. This change provides for a much more responsive system.”

Also new this year is a 24-hour refund policy in the event a scheduled test needs to be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance.

More than 12,000 Manitoba high school students register for the program each year.