Class 1 M.E.L.T

License Requirements

Before you can take this training you must have:

  • Class 5, or higher, non-GDL license
  • Driver’s medical exam

Course Content

Classroom topics and pratical training include:

  • Vehicle Components and Systems
  • Hours of Service Compliance
  • Paperwork and Regulatory Requirements
  • Handling Emergencies
  • Vehicle Inspection Activities
  • Cargo Securement
  • Habits of a Professional Driver
  • Loss Prevention 

Arctic Response Driver Training uses Alberta’s Mandatory Entry-Level Training (M.E.L.T) standards for Class 1 training. It is in-depth, professional training to upgrade to a Class 1 license. This course will prepare you to take your road test in order to earn your class 1 license. This course is a minimum 5 week program and includes classroom, in-yard and driving training. The hours per component are:

  • 40.5 classroom hours
  • 12 in-yard hours
  • 57 driving hours
  • 12 air brakes hours


$9,950.00, companies may apply for a Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Company Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Companies may be eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which back provide 65% money back per student.

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Test Fees

Government test fees are approximate and must be booked and paid for by the student.

Class 1 knowledge test – $20

Class 1 M.E.L.T road test permit – $219


Medical examination fee – $80 – depending on clinic used

Air brakes knowledge test – $20

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