Course Description

The non-DEES (formerly non-DPLS) Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) Instructor Training Course is a four-day course of advanced driver education designed to certify successful candidates as AMTA certified, non-DEES PDIC instructors.

This will enable them to teach the AMTA’s non-DEES PDIC program for their employer and provide a PDIC Certificate. Long Combination Vehicle Drivers are required to take a PDIC course once every 48 months.

Learning: Four days in Classroom
Frequency of Occurrence: Quarterly or as demand requires

Course Fee

Member/Non-Member: $2,500+ GST

Course Content

The first two days are in the AMTA’s classrooms (or held virtually) and the next two days consist of one co-teach session and one observation with the AMTA’s senior instructor.

Should they be required, distance learning courses would be facilitated in real-time by a qualified AMTA instructor and participants access the course and materials via an online conferencing tool (presently, Microsoft Teams) using a computer or device equipped with sound and video (camera) capabilities.

You will complete the training with the information you require to successfully manage a student’s progression through the course and to completion. Once certified, instructors will be able to book classes, register students, and instruct the AMTA’s non-DEES PDIC training program, all through the instructor dashboard in the AMTA’s Learning Management System. This will allow you to issue a certificate of completion.

Admission Requirements or Prerequisites

Pre-requisites for this course are:

  • Has taken an AMTA PDIC course within the previous 24 months
  • Verify a minimum 36 months Class 1 commercial driving experience
  • Less than 7 demerit points (provide commercial abstract)
  • No driver licence suspension that expired within 2 years
  • No Criminal Code driver license cancelation or suspension previous 5 years
  • Has signed the AMTA instructor code of conduct

Development Stakeholders


  • Michelle Spacil (Manager, Education)
  • Robert Destree (Senior Instructor, Driver Development)

Special Considerations

PDIC Instructor Training is beneficial to carriers with larger fleets of driver who want to bring PDIC training in-house.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: Course fees will be refunded upon request until ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled class. A $200 administrative fee will be applied to refund requests received with less than seven (7) business days to the scheduled class. No refunds are issued as of the scheduled class start date.
Cancellation Fee: $200.00; applied 7 day(s) before course start date.

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