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Mar 27

Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training – emergency licensing in effect

Posted on Mar 27 By: Victoria Decker
  • Effective March 20, the Government of Alberta suspended commercial and passenger road tests for at least four weeks.
    • Road tests will resume when it is safe to do so.
  • Albertans who have a road test scheduled will be able to rebook online as of April 17, 2020 for a test on April 20, 2020 or later, at no additional charge.
    • Typically there would be about 200 commercial road tests over a four-week period.
  •  Alberta Transportation is working with the commercial carrier industry and other stakeholders to determine whether there are any urgent driving tests that need to be held to support maintaining delivery of essential goods, such as food and medical supplies.
    • Alberta Transport’s priority will be to determine which drivers require tests to address urgent needs, such as supporting the delivery of essential goods. Following this, they will work on a system to ensure those whose tests were cancelled have an opportunity to rebook and then work on scheduling new appointments
  • The department will continue to follow the direction from the Chief Medical Officer, including the implementation of protocols to address sanitizing road test equipment, like the tablet that is used to record the results of the road test.
  • Regarding training schools, Government has not issued any further direction for private businesses to cease operation, however some schools have elected to close for the interim while others continue to remain open. 
  • Just a reminder, farm workers who do get their Class 1 license with the Farm Extension program will need to re-test the MELT knowledge and road test by March 1, 2021.

Resources:

Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) Extension Application for new Class 1 farmers or on farm workers 

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