Class 1 M.E.L.T Program

Class 1 M.E.L.T Course In Edmonton

Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) for Commercial Drivers *$8500

As of March 1, 2019 the MELT Program is mandatory for all new Class 1 drivers. If you obtained your Class 1 driver’s licence between October 10, 2018 and February 28, 2019 inclusive you must pass the enhanced knowledge and road tests by March 1, 2020.

Class 1 MELT Program


WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER QUALITY TRAINING THAT INCLUDES MORE TRAINING HOURS THAN REQUIRED BY THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT AND AT A PRICE WELL BELOW THE COMPETITION.

*$8500 (121.5 Hours of Training) includes:

  • 17.5 Hours in Yard Training
  • 57 Hours Practical in Cab Training
  • 47 Hours in Class Training
  • Financing is available for those who qualify

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Refresher Training:


Additional driver training is available at $120/hour for automatic and $120/hour for manual.

Driver’s Test Requirement:


A student must successfully complete the Provincial Class 1 Driver’s Exam before they are permitted to take the final road test. This exam may be taken at any Alberta Registry Agent and is available at a cost *$18.00.

Students must also pass the driver’s medical exam for the Class 1 License. This exam may be done by a qualified physician. The price for this exam is set by each individual medical office.

Air Brake Course $200 :


Air Brake training is available, classes takes place every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Optional Courses (additional fees):


  • Dangerous Goods – $120
  • Load Securement – $120
  • Log Books – Hours of Service – $120
  • Road Management – $120
  • Fatigue Management – $120

Driver’s Medical Exam


Driver’s Medical Exam is Required

Written/Knowledge Test


To take your Class 1 or 3 written/knowledge test, you need to study road signs and parking distances in the Basic License Handbook.

You also need to study the Professional Driver’s Handbook.

For a Class 1 knowledge test, you must study the Class 1 and Class 2 sections as you will be able to drive a bus with 10 or more passengers. You also need to study the section regarding trailers.

For Class 3, please study the Class 3 section only. You do not have to study trailers or buses, but everything else should be studied.

You can access this information online at
 https://www.transportation.alberta.ca/531.htm.

This test can be taken at any Alberta registry office and is valid for one year from the date on the permit. The cost is approximately $18.00.

If you want to attain an Alberta class 1, class 2, class 3, or class 4 Commercial Operator’s Licence, it is required that you first pass the Alberta commercial driver’s licence knowledge test; therefore, it is important to prepare. To upgrade an operator’s licence, you will need to pass a commercial knowledge test, please see www.drivingtest.ca for practice exams and please be sure to click on the Commercial Test and the Alberta link.