As of October 18th, 2021, a new mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for new class 1 commercial driver’s license applicants came into effect and those wishing to obtain a class 1 license must complete the MELT program from an ICBC approved training school before attempting a class 1 road test with ICBC.

The British Columbia's MELT program stipulates a minimum 140 hours of practical behind-the-wheel (in-cab) driving hours, in-yard hours and theoretical instructional hours. This training program builds on-the-job skills and exposes graduates to experiences that may otherwise take years to obtain.

E&R Professional Driver Training Centre is here to help you achieve those career goals. They are one of the few schools in the North that will offers the ICBC MELT to those wishing to pursue a career in the trucking industry.

Many jobs require a commercial license. E & R Professional Driver Training Centre can help you succeed in gaining the right driver's license.  Our professional and experienced Instructors have the skills to help you feel comfortable and confident while they guide you toward a rewarding career.


As a professional driver you will be exposed to various traffic conditions daily.  E & R Professional Driver Training Centre takes  pride in helping our students develop and maintain professional driving techniques.   The skills you develop with us will allow you to handle driving situations in a safe and confident manner.   

A class 1, 2, 3 or 4 commercial driver’s license allows you to drive commercial vehicles, including taxis, ambulances, school buses and vehicles with more than two axles such as dump trucks and large commercial transport trucks.  To drive vehicles equipped with air brakes, you must have an air brake endorsement by completing air brake driver training. 

Certified class 1, 2, 3 and 4 courses include: airbrake theory and practical, commercial transport theory, load security theory and practical and on-road training and textbooks. 


For more information on how our services, including air brake driver training, can be tailored to your needs—call us for pricing 250-567-4022.