Excel Driver Training Centers would like to welcome you to our website. We are a privately owned and operated driving school fully certified and licensed by the Province of Nova Scotia. Our primary focus is to provide to the public a full service driver training center. We welcome the general public as well as students from all schools in Hants, Kings, H.R.M.
With all instructors fully Course Certified by Safety Services Nova Scotia and holding their Nova Scotia Driving Instructors License, Excel's team are ready to provide our clients with a professional and patient approach to the driving experience.
Driving School Licence # 856804992 NS0001

Courses / Cost


G.D.L Course Includes

* 25 hours of Classroom Theory.

* 10 hours of In Vehicle Instruction.

* Defensive Driver Training.

* G.D.L Certificate upon Completion.


$600.00 Taxes Included / Use Your Own Vehicle for Road Test


$685.00 Taxes Included / Use Excel Vehicle for Road Test


(Half of course balance due day 1 of classroom, with final course balance due before in car training starts. Once final course balance is received the student will be assigned to one of our in-car instructors.


Payments Methods : Cheque, Cash, e-transfer.

Mailing Address: Excel Driver Training (D. Beaton)

1876 Highway 1, Falmouth, N.S. B0P 1L0




* Classroom Location:  Windsor Comm./Rec. Ctr. (Classroom 1), 78 Thomas St. Windsor, N.S.

* To Pre-Register:  Complete and submit our on-line registration form, or contact our office @ (902) 792-2545

* (All seating per course is on a reserved basis only.)






Please Note: Programs do not cover any fees charged by Access Nova Scotia for such things as learners license, license upgrades, road test receipts.



Defensive Driving

With the sheer volume of traffic on todays roadways, basic driving skills alone are simply not enough. While no one can predict whether an accident will happen, being prepared as a driver can reduce your exposure to many of these potential hazards. Learn to be Safe. Drive Defensive. Anticipate potentially dangerous situations in advance. Drive based upon risk. Keep your eyes moving. Look ahead for anything that could cause you as a driver to react. Anticipate the movement of others. The information is there.

(Read The Road)

Defensive driving is a form of training that goes beyond the basic rules of the road and mechanics of driving. The aim is to reduce the risks associated with driving by anticipating potentially dangerous situations or the mistakes of others.

The "SIPDE" process is a system taught to help drivers drive safely.

"S" Search, Scan. Keep your eyes moving at all times to spot potential problems, danger, and risk.

"I" Identify those hazards. Take notice of things that could cause problems.

"P" Predict which hazards that could potentially come into conflict with you.

"D" Decide in advance on a safe action that will put you in the least amount of danger.

"E" Execute the safe action.

Practice: By far one of the most important parts of the training process. Instructors are introducing new drivers to many Defensive Driving techniques over 10 hours of in-vehicle instruction. Students are challenged in different areas with many scenarios in an effort to ensure that the student is capable of performing the skills taught with little to no intervention as the in-car progresses.

Classroom Topics / In Car Training

Classroom Theory

25 hours of classroom theory based upon NTSA traffic safety text.

Approved by the Province of Nova Scotia.

Course Curriculum includes:

  • Highway Transportation System
  • Traffic Control Devices
  • Administrative Laws
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Road Rage
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Knowing your Vehicle
  • Basic Manoeuvres
  • Defensive Driving
  • Stopping Distances
  • Safety Technology
  • Driving Techniques
  • Urban and Rural Driving
  • Expressway Driving
  • Adverse Conditions
  • Emergency Situations
  • Functions / Malfunctions
  • Driver Responsibility
  • Sharing the Road
  • Crosswalk Safety
  • Dangers of Texting and Driving
  • and much much more...

Related Videos, Guest Speakers when available, Module Testing.

In-Vehicle Instruction

Students can expect the 10 hours of in-car training to focus in many different areas with many different risk scenerios.

  • Automobile Familiarization
  • Steering Techniques
  • Stopping and Starting
  • Right / Left hand turns
  • Highway and Urban Driving
  • Reversing
  • 2 and 3 point turns
  • Risk Perception
  • Passing
  • Parking
  • Controlled Intersections
  • Uncontrolled Intersections
  • Traffic Control Signals
  • Crosswalk Safety
  • Hazardous Situations
  • One Way Streets
  • Lane Changes
  • Right of Ways
  • Dangers of Texting and Driving
The Province has allotted a full 12 months from the learners issue date (9 months with the full G.D.L. Course to qualify for a Provincial Road Test. That said we do not recommend that students wait until they are a month or even 2 from their road test eligibility to take the program. We do not under any circumstances accelerate or fast track in car training regardless of road test eligibility. The sole purpose of the waiting periods is to allow the student far more time to practice what we have taught. Under normal circumstances we will hold a course every 5-7 weeks. Please choose a course that allows you to complete the program in an orderly and relaxed manner.

Excel provide our students with their certificate upon completion of all classroom and in car training as mandated by the Province of N.S.  Note there is only one original so please keep in a safe place. A fee must be charged to create a new certificate.


Yes. It is a more than reasonable expectation that all classroom, in car trainnig, with G.D.L. certificate assigned, transpire within one full year of the course start date on file.

A learners license is not required to complete the classroom. A learners licnese however is required before any in car training can start.

Students are assigned to one of our in car instructors after all course balances have been paid in full.

Students simply come back in and make up the corresponding day at a future course. Please note that make up days need to be reserved to ensure a seat is available. Check website for course dates.

Students can start the classroom before their 16th birthday.

Clients must purchase a road test receipt from Access Nova Scotia in order to take a Provincial Road Test.

Excels office book all road tests once we have received the road test receipt copy. (Please do not book your own road test.)

Excel Driver Training Centers

Ph: (902) 792-2545

(Inquiries) Email: info@exceldrivertraining.ca

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