The Professional Driver Improvement Course instructor training will enable your trainers to teach the Alberta Transportation certified AMTA PDIC course to your employees. The course provides students a three demerit credit that can be applied once every two years to remove up to three demerits (if the driver has between 2 and 14 demerits) from their driving record. It also meets the criteria for four year recertification for Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) drivers.
The course consists of ten modules:
- The Professional Driver
- Driver Fitness and Fatigue
- Inspections and coupling
- Air Brake Refresher
- Professional Driving
- Adverse Conditions
- Urban Driving
- Rural Driving
This is a six day course that is comprised of hands-on instruction.
Class days are eight hours in duration, for a total of 48 hours of training.
Day 1: Overview Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) material.
Day 2: Basic teaching concepts, how to manage classroom time and trainees teach modules from the PDIC course
Day 3 and 4: Co-teach PDIC course at an AMTA facility with AMTA senior instructor (trainee to provide students for the class)
Day 5 and 6: Trainee teaches full PDIC course at their facility (with their employee trainees) while AMTA senior instructor observes and provides feedback