Class 1 Truck Driver Training & Air Brakes Q Endorsement

Class 1 MELT Truck Driver Training and Air Brakes Q Endorsement

Portage College offers Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) as well as Air Brakes Q Endorsement in Lac La Biche. Both are tailored and updated to perfectly fit the industry's requirements.

Class 1 MELT course includes 113 hours of training with in-class theory, in-yard practical teaching and experience behind the wheel.

The Air Brakes Q Endorsement course includes a classroom session and then practical training. Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 drivers must complete an approved air brake course to get a Q Endorsement on their driver’s licence to operate a vehicle equipped with air brakes.

The Class 1 MELT course provides practical training in the operation of modern tractor-type trucks and a variety of trailers. Students advance through a series of practical exercises involving rural and urban traffic circuits under actual driving conditions.

Funding is available - you might be eligible! Ask us 1-888-745-0719 or email Continuing Education

Class 1 MELT curriculum includes:

  • Safety practices
  • Vehicle and Load Documentation
  • Acts, Rules and Regulations
  • Driver Training - Practical Application

Admission Requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Current Class 5 driver's license, no GDL restrictions
  • Physically fit - driver's medical completed by a physician


Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) - $9,275.00
Air Brakes Q Endorsement - $275.00
Total Tuition: $9,550.00

Check out the Upcoming Courses link below for details on the next offering for this course.

Online Booking for Air Brakes Available Here: Course Calendar

For more information about these courses and to register contact Continuing Education in Lac La Biche toll free at 1-888-745-0719, or email Continuing Education

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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