Professional Class 1 Driver

This program prepares you to start a career with a Class 1 driver’s licence and drive tractor trailers and most other types of commercial vehicles



Program Length
9 weeks
Currently Offered In
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton


The Professional Class 1 Driver program is a 9-week training program designed to help you become a professional truck driver. In partnership with industry and a certified driver training school, this program equips you with the skills you need to enter the commercial transportation industry. The program is officially endorsed by the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA). 

During the program, you will learn about safety awareness, workplace culture, and gain both theoretical knowledge and hands-on training. This will prepare you for your future job in the industry. Upon successful completion of this program, employment assistance and job retention support are provided to ensure a successful outcome for both the employer, the graduate, and Women Building Futures. 

By the end of the program, you will be ready to start a career as a professional driver with a Class 1 licence. You will be able to drive tractor trailers and most other types of commercial vehicles.


Courses and Skills

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

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.

Program Cost

  •  Tuition for this program is sponsored by WBF partners.
  • Additional funding and awards may be available to support living expenses while in the program.

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion, graduates will be interviewed with WBF employment partners for potential employment as a Professional Class 1 Driver. Our graduates are working as local, short haul, and long-haul professional truck drivers


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