Delivering Driver Education
The provision of driver education services to Albertans is a shared responsibility between Alberta Transportation and authorized organizations that provide the training. Driver education provides drivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to become capable, proactive and responsible drivers. Driver training is mandatory for some types of driving. For example, students must complete the Alberta Air Brake Program before you can drive vehicles equipped with air brakes.
Effective Mar 1, 2019 drivers seeking to upgrade to a Class 1 or Class 2 licence will also be required to take Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT).
For more information on MELT, click here.
The types of driver education are:
- In-vehicle and classroom training for licence Classes 1 through 7.
- Air Brake Program
- Defensive Driving Course
- Professional Driver improvement Course
- School Bus Driver Improvement Program
If you want to become an instructor for any of these types of instruction visit Driving Instructors. If you want your organization to be authorized to deliver any of these types of instruction, see Driver Education Organizations.
Class 5 Program
For information on the Class 5 Program click Class 5 Program
Air Brake Program
For information on the Air Brake Program, click Alberta Air Brake Program
Defensive Driving and Professional Driver Improvement Course Development
For information on the course development for the following:
- Classroom and online Defensive Driving Courses
- Classroom and online Professional Driver Improvement Courses
- Professional Driver Improvement Course for Light Vehicles
Click on this link for the information. DDC PDIC Online and Classroom Information
School Bus Driver Improvement Program
Keeping children safe is of the utmost importance and the School Bus Driver Improvement Program helps accomplish this goal. School bus drivers are required to participate in mandatory training. The types of buses that fall under the definition of a school bus, and thus require this additional training, are changing March 1, 2019. They can be found in the School Bus Policy.
More information on school bus safety is available, visit: School Bus Safety
If you want to become a School Bus Driver Improvement Program instructor, visit Driving Instructors