As of March 1, 2019, Alberta Transportation has instituted the Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) Program for those seeking to get a Class 1 license. The MELT Program is described in full below.
The Class 1 MELT Program consists of three components: classroom instruction, in-yard instruction, and behind-the-wheel instruction. Each module has a specified number of hours that must be completed in order to finish the MELT program successfully in 121.5 hours total, including Air Brakes. It will be 113 hours if you already have the Air Brake endorsement.
This website contains further information on the MELT program and a link to the curriculum.
If you have previously finished the Air Brakes Course and possess either the ``Q`` endorsement on your driver's license or a valid Air Brake endorsement certificate, you may complete the MELT without completing the Air Brakes. The following information is included in the price:
You should also note that the MELT program fee does NOT include the road test permit fee or truck rental for the road test (2 hours).