Class 1 M.E.L.T Experience & Equivalency (E&E)

License Requirements

Before you can take this training you must have:

  • Held a Class 3 license with 2 or more years of experience driving a Class 3 commerical vehicle preceding March 1, 2019

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 (MELT) standards for Class 1 training. This is a shorter course, compared to the Class 1 MELT to upgrade to a Class 1 license. It is for those who have 2+ years of Class 3 experience. This course is a minimum 2 week program and includes classroom, in-yard and driving training. The hours per component are:

  • 16 classroom hours
  • 6.5 in-yard hours
  • 12 driving hours
  • 12 backing hours


Total course fees: $4,000.00

Test Fees

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

Class 1 E&E knowledge test – $20

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

Medical examination fee – $80 – depending on clinic used

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