BC Class 1 Driver Training - Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT)
NLC Continuing Education is proud to present BC Class 1 Driver Training!
The BC Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training course is a requirement for drivers applying for a BC Class 1 driver’s licence. The curriculum standard and framework are based on the Canadian National Safety Code (NSC) Standard 16 for entry level training of Class 1 drivers. The purpose of this standard is to provide the British Columbia commercial driver training industry with guiding principles and core training requirements to ensure that new applicants for a Class 1 driver’s licence possess the basic knowledge and driving skills to safely operate commercial vehicles on Canadian roads.
Course delivery will occur in three learning environments: 1. In‐class: refers to an educational setting including classroom, digital or blended instruction facilitated by an instructor. 2. In-yard: occurs around the vehicle when the vehicle is not moving other than small movements needed to complete a task in a safe location (e.g., vehicle inspection or chain up). 3. In-cab: behind the wheel. Activities include:
off-road backing and coupling maneuvers - These activities may occur in a yard or parking lot, or in a safe and legal location at the roadside.
on-road driving along - The student is driving the vehicle on streets and highways. This includes short instructor driving demonstrations, where needed.
Fort St. John
Fort Nelson (for registration of groups of 4)
**Commercial learner's licence is required prior to NLC registration**
Steps to get a commercial driver's licence
To get your learner's licence you'll need to pass a:
road signs test
meet medical standards
air brake knowledge test
Must be 19 years of age +
Must hold a full-privilege BC driver's licence (Class 5 or 6) or an out of province equivalent
All fines and debts owing to ICBC must be paid
Some medical conditions may prevent you from getting a commercial licence. These include, but are not limited to:
Certain types of epilepsy Certain psychiatric conditions Certain neurological conditions Certain heart conditions Certain diabetic conditions Certain sleep disorders Certain physical disabilities
Click HERE to visit the ICBC website for more information.