Teach Class mandatory entry-level training (MELT)

Here are the driver training schools requirements to teach B.C.s Class 1 mandatory entry-level (MELT) training course.

How to get started

Review the MELT Transition Plan.

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MELT requirements

To become an authorized driver training school ready to deliver B.C.s Class 1 MELT course, refer to these requirements.

Review MELT requirements

Register instructors in MELT training courses

Class 1 driver training instructors and air brake instructors will deliver B.C.’s Class 1 MELT course.

It’s important that a consistent and high standard of training is maintained for B.C.’s Class 1 MELT courses, regardless of who is delivering the training.

Existing Class 1 instructors will be given the opportunity to re-certify to the new Class 1 MELT standard for their Class 1 practical and theory instructor licence designations at no charge during the transition phase to the new B.C. Class 1 MELT framework.

What you need to do

Check MELT training course registration details and register instructors in free MELT training courses.

Become authorized to deliver the B.C. Class 1 MELT course

  • We require a course outline to approve your school. A MELT Course Outline template will be available in the ‘Resources for schools’ section of our MELT pages in early July. Alternatively, you may choose to submit your own course outline. 
  • Provide ICBC with your course outline.
  • Sign the return the Class 1 MELT agreement with ICBC.

Once authorized, your school will be listed on dtcbc.com

Training materials provided to schools to develop MELT courses

Training and course resource materials for the Class 1 MELT courses will be available to schools and instructors in April 2021, prior to the MELT program start date of October 18, 2021.

Class 1 MELT instructors will be provided the following materials and trained to use them as part of their MELT orientation:

  • Curriculum Framework — Class 1 MELT course standards and learning outcomes
  • Student Guide — Class 1 course content and additional information for student reference
  • Classroom Lesson Plans — guide for teaching, including tips and activities
  • Practical Lesson Plans — guide for teaching, including tips and checklists
  • Practical Assessment Forms — assessments for practical activities
  • Theoretical Assessment Forms — assessments for classroom and theoretical activities
  • Presentation slides, other course forms and handouts.