Driver Training

Keyano College offers both individual and group Driver Training and Safety Testing, Certifications, and Assessments.

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We have on-demand safety training available. Please email us or call 780-715-3903 for more information about any of our courses. 

All courses listed below are held at the Suncor Energy Industrial Campus in Gregoire (Mackenzie Industrial Park) at 160 Mackenzie Boulevard.

Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT)

Effective March 1, 2019 standardized entry level training is mandatory for all new Class 1 commercial drivers. Training includes a number of government mandated training hours, standardized curriculum and knowledge/road tests for Class 1 drivers. For more information visit Alberta Transportation. Dates for Class 1 MELT program will be scheduled for a later time.

Class 3 Driver Training

After you complete our Class 3 Driver Training program, you will be eligible for your Road Test with the Alberta Registry. Contact the Office of the Registrar for upcoming training dates.

**Our Class 3 vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission, and training includes approximately 30 hours of in-truck training (this inlcudes observation time, real time driving, backing techniques, walk arounds, etc.)**

It is your responsibility to purchase the Driver's Exam permit from the Alberta Registry. We will book and arrange your exam times.

More truck time can be arranged and purchased for an additional fee.

Register today

Please email us or call 780-791-4801 to register. Register today as space is limited.

Register as a group

Please email us or call 780-791-4931 to register as a group.

Schedule and fees

Course Code Semester Course Date/Day Time Room Tuition
CEPDRIV300-01  Spring Class 3 Driver Training May 21 - 26, 2019 (Tue-Sun) 8:00am - 6:00pm SEIC111   $2,995 + GST
CEPDRIV300-02  Spring Class 3 Driver Training  June 17 - 22, 2019 (Mon - Sat) 8:00am - 6:00pm  SEIC111  $2,995 + GST

CEPDRIV300-01 Summer Class 3 Driver Training July 22-27, 2019 (Mon-Sat) 8:00am - 6:00pm SEIC111 $2,995 + GST
CEPDRIV300-02 Summer Class 3 Driver Training August 19-24, 2019 (Mon-Sat) 8:00am - 6:00pm SEIC111 $2,995 + GST
CEPDRIV300-01 Fall Class 3 Driver Training September 16-21, 2019(Mon-Sat) 8:00am - 6:00pm SEIC111 $2,995 + GST
CEPDRIV300-02 Fall Class 3 Driver Training October 21-26, 2019 (Mon-Sat) 8:00am - 6:00pm SEIC111 $2,995 + GST
CEPDRIV300-03 Fall Class 3 Driver Training November 18-23, 2019 (Mon-Sat) 8:00am - 6:00pm SEIC111 $2,995 + GST
CEPDRIV300-04 Fall Class 3 Driver Training December 16-21, 2019 (Mon-Sat) 8:00am - 6:00pm SEIC111 $2,995 + GST

 Training requirements

 

You must have:

  • A valid Class 5 Alberta driver's licence (no GDL restriction)
  • A copy of your drivers abstract from the previous 3 years

Personal Protection Equipment

You must bring and wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), such as:

  • steel-toe boots
  • hard hat
  • reflective vest
  • safety glasses

Refund Policy

  1. Requests for refunds for tuition dated five working days or more prior to course commencement will be granted, with $25 of the fee retained by the College.
  2. For cancellations dated less than five working days prior to course commencement date, no refunds will be granted.
  3. Material fees are non-refundable.
  4. Non-attendance at any course is not notice of withdrawal.
  5. To obtain a refund from a continuing education course, a student must formally advise the Office of the Registrar by phone or in person, after which the student will be withdrawn and the refund process initiated.
  6. Another person may attend in the participant's place. Notification of such a change must be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar prior to the course start date.

Air Brakes (Q Endorsement)

This course is for students who wish to receive the Alberta "Q" Air Brake Certification, which is mandatory for professional drivers of air brake vehicles. To successfully complete the course, students must attend in-class theory lessons and successfully complete written and practical exams.

Course length: 16 hours
Note: Students must wear personal protective equipment including hard hat, safety glasses and steel-toed boots
Prerequisites: Students must show proof of a valid Canadian driver's license

Course Code Semester Course Date/Day Time Fee
 CEAIRQ100-01 Spring Air Brakes "Q" Endorsement June 22 & 23, 2019 (Sat-Sun) 7:00am - 5:30pm $495 + GST

Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)

This course is a specially designed defensive driving course for the professional driver. It consists of classroom instruction aimed at improving driving skills and attitudes. It also offers the potential for reduction of demerits.

Course length: 8 hours
Note: This course is available for on-demand group training, as requested, please call 780-715-3903.

Defensive Driver Training

This course is a specially designed defensive driving course. It consists of classroom instruction aimed at improving driving skills and attitudes. Know the why and how various types of motor vehicle collisions occur and how to prevent them. It also offers the potential for reduction of demerits.

Course length: 8 hours
Note: This course is available for on-demand group training, as requested, please call 780-715-3903.