Truck Training

Class 1, Class 3, Air Brake Training, Road Test

Class 3 Pre-Trip Inspection, Air Brake Inspection included.
  1. Class 1 (MELT, 121.5 hrs)
  2. Class 3 
  3. Air Brake
  4. Funding program

1. Class 1 (MELT, 121.5 hrs)

     Procedure to get your class 1 driver licence

  1. make sure you have your driver medical ready and within 90 days before your road test
  2. complete air brake course and pass the knowledge test, or you have 'Q' endorsement already
  3. complete in-class training and get document from driving school
  4. complete class 1 knowlege test at registry office
  5. complete in-yard, and on-road training hours
  6. driving school issues the course completion certificate and notify Alberta Transportation
  7. book the road test
    1. When:   any time when you know your completion date and ready for road test
    2. Confirmation:    from driving school
    3. Where: 'Commercial Road Test Booking'
    4. Fee:     $217
    5. Note:   you will get 2 emails right after booking, receipt and booking confirmation. A permit number is included in the confirmation email, which you may need to reschedule or cancel your road test later. 
  8. checkin your road test at any registry office, up to 72 hours prior to the road test time.
    • driver licence
    • driver medical
    • proof of completion of knowledge test for air brake and classs 1
    • Course Completion Certificate from the driving school

2.  Class 3 

   To get your class 3 driver licence

  1. take knowledge test for class 3
    1. when: any time, before or after training
    2. driver licence: class 5 (non-GDL) required
  2. take air brake course if you don't have 'Q' endorsement
  3. take air brake knowledge test before or after road test
  4. book the class 3 road test
    1. When:   any time when you know you will be ready for the road test
    2. Who:    Frank Driving School
    3. Cancel or reschedule:   5 day notice is required.  
  5. get training from Frank Driving School 
  6. checkin your road test at any registry office, up to 72 hours prior to the road test time.
    • driver licence
    • proof of completion of class 3 knowledge test

To prepare for your class 3 road test:

  • Don't be too nervous, people tend to forget things when being too nervous
  • Maximum negative points allowed is 50, including parking
  • Automatic fails because of rolling stop and speeding are very common


3. Air Brake 

Please read the manual before the class starts:

Air Brake Manual - A Guide for Students   (PDF Jan 2020)     

Procedure to get your 'Q' endorsement 

  1.  take the 6.5 hours in-class training
  2. take the practical training and pass the test with the instructor
  3. get the certificate from the driving school
  4. take the knowledge test at any registry office
  5. get your 'Q' endorsement once you pass the knowledge test

4. Canada-Alberta Job Grant program

        Program Details     

       Some key points:

  1. Employer applies on behalf of theire present or future employees for the program
  2.  two-thirds of the training cost is covered
  3. 100% of the training cost is covered if you are unemployed
  4. training cannot start until the trainees has signed the application and the application is received by the CAJG program