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 Mandatory Entry Level Training (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 Mandatory Entry Level Training (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 about the Alberta Government's Driving Back to Work Grant Program. Unemployed Albertans have the opportunity to start careers as commercial truck drivers.

Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training (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) September 9, 2021 Lac La Biche Campus
Cost:    $8,500.00


Air Brakes Q Endorsement September 7 and 8, 2021 Lac La Biche Campus
Cost:     $275.00

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 
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