Professional Class 1 Driver

Professional Class 1 Driver

In nine weeks, you won’t just have your Class 1 licence—you’ll be prepared for a career as a professional driver.


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With a Class 1 driver’s licence, you can legally drive almost any commercial vehicle, including trailers equipped with air brakes. You’ll be ready for a career in trucking and transportation, including local, short-haul and long-haul driving.

About the training program

In 9 weeks, you’ll learn the essential skills to enter the commercial transportation industry. We’ll prepare you with hands-on training and classes covering safety, workplace culture and theory.

This program is carried out in partnership with industry experts and a certified driver training school, and it’s endorsed by the Alberta Motor Transport Association.

What you’ll learn

  • Basic safety certifications
  • Driver training and practice time with licenced drivers
  • Workplace culture and financial literacy
  • Interview and resume workshops to support employment
  • Ongoing mentorship and support through alumni advisors

Opportunities for graduates

After you finish the program, graduates will be interviewed for entry-level driving positions with WBF employment partners.


Admission Requirements

What you need to apply:

  • Full class 5 Alberta driver’s licence (no GDL)
  • A clean 5-year commercial driver’s abstract with no infractions
  • Must be an Alberta resident

Applicants will also need to complete a variety of steps as part of their application.

Upcoming cohorts

Sign up for program updates and you’ll be the first to find out when this program is accepting applications again.

Sign up for program updates here

Is Class 1 right for you?

  • You love to drive and are comfortable with extended periods on the road.
  • You want a career that will take you places, whether that’s close to home or on the open road.
  • You’re adaptable to shifts that can include days, evenings, weekends and out-of-town travel.


Need more information?

A career change is a big decision. If you need more information before you apply, join us for a free information session. These sessions will run when our next cohort is announced.

Register for an information session