Course Description

The Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) Instructor Training Course is a six-day course of advanced driver education designed to certify successful candidates as Alberta Transportation licensed PDIC instructors.

This will enable them to teach the AMTA’s PDIC program for their employer and provide both a PDIC Certificate and a Notice of Driver Education Course Completion, which enables drivers with an Alberta license to remove up to 3 demerit points from their driving record. A PDIC course can be taken once every two years. Long Combination Vehicle Drivers are required to take a PDIC course once every 48 months

Learning: Six days in Classroom/Practical
Frequency of Occurrence: Quarterly or as demand requires

Course Fee

Member/Non-Member: $4,000+ GST

Course Content

The first two days are in the AMTA’s classrooms (or held virtually) and the next four days consist of two co-teach sessions and two observations 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 PDIC training program, all through the instructor dashboard in the AMTA’s Learning Management System. This will allow you to issue certificates of completion.

The AMTA will provide a Notice of Driver Education Course Completion that can be applied to the student’s license at Alberta’s registries, allowing up to 3 demerits to be removed from the driver’s record (once every 2 years).

Admission Requirements or Prerequisites

Pre-requisites for interested candidates are:

  • Has taken an AMTA PDIC course within the previous 24 months
  • A minimum of 36 months Class 1 commercial driving experience (verified)
  • Fewer 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

AMTA

  • 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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