Red Deer College
Professional Driving Certificate
Red Deer College has partnered with members from the
transportation industry and the government to develop a new
strategy to meet the high demand for qualified drivers in the
trucking industry. This program is been developed based on the
national training standards developed through the Canadian
Trucking Human Resource Council aiming to raise the bar of class
1 driver training.
A course has been developed that combines eight weeks of class room time and in cab
training with an additional four weeks in a practicum setting. During this time drivers will
be paired with trained drivers/mentors from the industry for individual training. This
course has been designed to bring together individuals seeking a career and carriers
looking to hire qualified drivers.
Successful candidates will benefit from new skills and knowledge, a better
understanding of the transportation industry, individual driving and coaching as well as
being eligible for an insurance reduction.
Carriers are encouraged to get involved by referring applicants for professional training
and accepting practicum students, as well as providing experienced drivers for the
Apply through Red Deer College or by visiting one of the Driving Schools Listed below.
Funding may be available.
Edmonton: Capilano Truck Driver
Red Deer: WheelsOn Ltd.
Lethbridge: SK Driver Training Ltd.
Calgary: CCA Truck Driver Training
Further information can be obtained from: