Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) Program
In order to obtain a Class 1 Driver’s License, British Columbia has introduced the MELT program to increase industry safety and unify training requirements across the province. Completion of an ICBC-approved Class 1 MELT course is now required to attempt a Class 1 Road Test.
B.C.’s Class 1 MELT program requires 140 total hours and includes more practical behind-the-wheel driving hours, in-yard hours, and theoretical instructional hours. In addition to 50 hours on-highway and 37 hours in-yard and around the vehicle, B.C. has 15.5 hours of theoretical and hands-on air brake training, almost double the 8.5 hours required by Standard 16 of the National Safety Code. Students are required to complete the B.C. Class 1 MELT course within 12 months from the date of enrolment, although our program can be completed in as little as 6 - 8 weeks.
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