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Commercial Driver’s Licence in Calgary

Class 1, 2, 3, or 4

Earn money as a driver by obtaining the right commercial driver's license.

We offer knowledge and road testing for all commercial license classes, enabling you to pursue various driving opportunities.

Class 1 – Truck with Air Brakes:

The highest class of license in Alberta, allowing operation of any vehicle except motorcycles. Air Brake endorsement required.

Class 2 – Professional Bus:

Required for driving buses with over 25 passengers. Also permits operation of vehicles allowed by Class 3, 4, or 5 license holders.

Class 3 – Trucks & Machinery Without Air Brakes:

Allows operation of single motor vehicles with 3 or more axles, towing trailers without air brakes. No passenger for hire service allowed.

Class 4 – Taxi, Ambulance or Small Bus:

Enables driving taxis, ambulances, and small buses with fewer than 25 passengers, including the driver. Perfect for ride-share companies like Uber.

Get your commercial or professional driver’s license now and explore various driving opportunities in Calgary through Country Hills Plates!

Some things you need to know about Commercial licences:

Starting April 23, 2023

  • Drivers are no longer required to complete MELT to obtain a Class 2 driver’s licence.
  • Class 2 training will be voluntary for all new Class 2 drivers.
  • School bus safety is preserved by maintaining the “S” endorsement.
  • A new, post-licensing competency-based training program will be available this year to ensure drivers will be able to gain the necessary experience to maintain safety on the roads. An application form will be available in April.
  • The knowledge and road test will not change.
  • The Commercial Driver’s Guide will be updated at a later date to include much of the material that was previously covered in the MELT curriculum. In the meantime, the archived MELT curriculum is available for information: Mandatory entry-level training: Commercial bus driver training course: Class 2.
  • Drivers who start Class 2 MELT training on or before April 22, 2023 will still receive a Class 2 MELT designation on their licences.
  • This will not affect existing Class 2 licence holders, who will continue to have the Class 2 MELT designation on their driver’s licence for as long as they hold that licence, including after renewal.

Starting February 1, 2023

  • Drivers are no longer required a road test to obtain a Class 4 driver’s licence.
  • The Class 4 knowledge test is enhanced to include elements on passenger management and safety as well as working with vulnerable populations.
  • The Commercial Driver’s Guide has been updated. All information within the new Commercial Driver’s Guide may be on the knowledge test.
  • Class 4 drivers must still meet vision requirements and provide a driver medical report.
  • Drivers who passed the Class 4 knowledge and road tests within 12 months of the updated program implementation, but who have not applied to have the Class 4 driver’s licence card issued, will have their test results honoured.
  • Drivers who passed the Class 4 knowledge test but who did not pass the Class 4 road test prior to February 1, 2023, will be required to pass the new Class 4 enhanced knowledge test at their own expense.
  • Driver examiners will no longer be authorized to conduct Class 4 road tests starting February 1,2023.