Class 2-S MELT


We have a team of expert trainers at Gennaro Transport Training who can assist you in mastering how to operate buses and protect the safety of your passengers. We’ve taught a lot of individuals over the years, and we’ve had a lot of positive feedback on our methodology, course materials, and educational atmosphere, among other things. To learn about the course or to join, feel free to contact us.

What Can You Drive With A Class 2-S License?

  • Vehicles that a Class 3, 4, or 5 driver's license bearer is permitted to operate
  • A bus
  • As a student, a Class 1 or 6 vehicles.

Course Objectives

We hope to accomplish the following during the Class 2 MELT Program:

  • To provide excellent and quality bus driving training
  • To teach you the skills necessary for safe operation of your vehicle
  • To help you build your confidence while operating a bus
  • To give you superior training service and guidance from experienced bus drivers
  • To provide the best possible learning experience, both theoretical and practical

What Will You Need to Begin The Training?

To be eligible for our Class 2-S MELT Program , you should meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 18
  • A Class 5 Alberta driver's license that is non-probationary (non-GDL)
  • A complete a Class 2 driver's medical from a physician

What Kind of Training Do You Need?

As of March 1, 2019, Alberta Transportation has implemented the Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT Program) for individuals seeking a Class 2-S license.

The Class 2-S MELT Program has three components; classroom training, in yard training, and behind-the-wheel training. Each module requires a set amount of hours to complete for you to be successful with the MELT program. With Air Brakes, the overall amount of hours is 62. It will take 53.5 hours if you already have the Air Brake endorsement.

Visit this page for additional information about the MELT program and to download the curriculum.

Class 2-S MELT (Mandatory Entry-Level Training) including Air Brake Program

3 - 4 weeks/62 hrs.

  • Behind-the-wheel in-bus training - 24 hours
  • In-yard training - 13 hours
  • In-classroom training - 25 hours

If you have already completed the Air Brakes Course and hold either an “Q” endorsement on your driver’s license or a valid Air Brake certificate, then you can complete the MELT without Air Brakes. The price for both courses are listed below:

Class 2-S MELT (Mandatory Entry-Level Training) minus Air Brake Program

3 - 4 weeks/53.5 hours

  • Behind-the-wheel in-bus training - 24 hours
  • In-yard training - 11 hours
  • In-classroom training - 18.5 hours

S Endorsement Only


  • In-classroom training - 25 hours
  • Behind-the-wheel in-bus road evaluation - 45 min.

Important: The MELT program cost will not include the cost of the road test permit or the cost of the road test bus rental (2 hours).

Hourly Training (Refreshers/Evaluations)


Class 2-S MELT Road Test Permit Fee


Before you may schedule a Class 2 road test, you must first confirm that you have finished and can provide the following:

  • A valid government-issued photo ID
  • Proof of a Class 2 driver's medical certificate
  • MELT program completion certificate
  • Proof of completion of the Class 2 technical exam
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