MELT for Class 1 driver licence applicants is a prerequisite effective October 18, 2021. If you're interested in becoming an authorized driver training school, review the requirements below. Your instructors need MELT training to become authorized to deliver MELT.
Here are the driver training schools requirements to teach B.C.s Class 1 mandatory entry-level (MELT) training course.
Review the MELT Transition Plan
To become an authorized driver training school ready to deliver B.C.s Class 1 MELT course, refer to these requirements:
Class 1 driver training instructors and air brake instructors will deliver B.C.'s Class 1 MELT course.
It's important that a consistent and high standard of training is maintained for B.C.'s Class 1 MELT courses, regardless of who is delivering the training.
Existing Class 1 instructors will be given the opportunity to re-certify to the new Class 1 MELT standard for their Class 1 practical and theory instructor licence designations at no charge during the transition phase to the new B.C. Class 1 MELT framework.
Once authorized, your school will be listed here.
Training and course resource materials for the Class 1 MELT courses will be available to schools and instructors in April 2021, prior to the MELT program start date of October 18, 2021.
Class 1 MELT instructors will be provided the following materials and trained to use them as part of their MELT orientation:
Air brake driver training instructors can teach the air brake theory portion of the Class 1 mandatory entry-level training course.
To teach the air brake theory module of the B.C. Class 1 MELT course, air brake instructors must have an air brake certificate of qualification and have completed the Approved Instructor Theory (AIT) course.
Air brake instructors are not required to hold a Class 1 instructor licence, but they are limited to only providing instruction for the MELT air brake theory module.
Interested in offering MELT?
Interested in teaching MELT air brake theory?