All drivers seeking a Class 1 (tractor trailer) or Class 2 (bus) licence, including farmers and farm workers are required to complete Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) to apply for their commercial driver’s licence. This requirement went into effect March 1, 2019, with an Agricultural Extension offered for those that qualified.
- Training includes a government-mandated number of training hours for in-class, in-yard and in-vehicle modules.
- Standardized curriculums are taught at all licensed Alberta driver training schools.
- Knowledge and road tests for Class 1 and Class 2 drivers are comprised of the new MELT curriculums.
Farmers and farm workers who applied and who have received approval under the Agricultural Extension have until March 1, 2021 to pass the pre-MELT knowledge and road tests to get a Class 1 driver’s licence and must pass the Class 1 MELT knowledge and road tests to keep their Class 1 driver’s licence. We encourage you to plan ahead and book your test early.