There are plenty of driving jobs out there for skilled professional drivers. Signing up for MELT approved Class 1 training will not only improve your chances of getting a job but will help you with your knowledge and road tests.
Let’s dig into the requirements to get your Class 1 License in Manitoba, find out what Class 1 training costs and discuss the Class 1 knowledge test and road test in Manitoba. We also have all the driving manuals, location finders and contact information to guide you through the whole process, including How to Get your Manitoba Class 1 License.
Meet the Minimum Requirements
If you are thinking about getting your Class 1 License, you are probably already driving in Manitoba. You must apply to the MPI to get what is called Authorized Instruction so you can legally learn to drive your Class 1 vehicle.
be at least 18 years old
Must have minimum Class 5 Intermediate Stage or Class 5 Authorized Instruction driver’s license
pass a medical and vision exam
successfully complete a written knowledge test
Medical Exam and Vision Test
You must be in good physical health and meet the vision standards to get your Class 1 license in Manitoba. This means that you will have to get a medical examination by a doctor and complete a vision test.
The medical examination is done at your doctor’s office and the report is filed with MPI. Manitoba Health does not pay for this and your doctor will likely charge you a fee.
You can get your medical examination after your knowledge test but you should probably do it first so you know you are good to go health-wise before doing the knowledge tests. The medical examination is valid for 6 months so you have to get your learner’s license within this time frame.
Class 1 Knowledge Tests in Manitoba
There are two knowledge tests that you will need to complete:
Air Brake Knowledge Test
Class 1 License Knowledge Test