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
Member/Non-Member: $2,500+ GST
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.
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
PDIC Instructor Training is beneficial to carriers with larger fleets of driver who want to bring PDIC training in-house.