How much does it cost to get a Class 1/3?

Author: Donovan's Driver Education |

The cost to obtain a Class 3 license depends on a few different criteria. Someone who has very little to no experience may require between 10-20 hours to get a Class 3 license. Some people require more, some require less. The amount of time required may vary depending on backing skills, shifting, clutching, and other factors. Every time a student goes out on the truck with the instructor, they are graded on a few different criteria on a scale of 1-4. Until the student is at 3s or 4s, we know he/she is not ready to successfully pass a Road Test. Our job is to make sure that you are well equipped for a career in the Driving industry. As with any education, it is an investment in your future. It is always smart to invest a little extra time to ensure your success than to try to rush and have to retest, spending unnecessary amounts of time and money. If you are unsure of how much time you may require on the truck, we can start you with a 2 hour Evaluation to estimate approximately how much time you may need for your training.

The cost to obtain a Class 1 license has changed as of March 1, 2019. Everyone wishing to obtain their Class 1 license must take Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) this course is 121.5 hours of training: 47 hours of classroom components, 17.5 hours of in-yard components and 57 hours of in-cab training.