Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)

| Commercial Driver Training |

This course is designed for all drivers, regardless of the amount of time they have been involved in the transportation industry.

This course covers safety best practices, driver image and attitude, and defensive driving.

The course also includes information on Vehicle Trip Inspections as per the regulations of the Highway and Transportation Act. This standard aims at early identification of problems that could cause or contribute to collisions or vehicle breakdowns.

An overview of the Canadian Hours of Service Regulations is also provided. These regulations aim at ensuring drivers are not fatigued to the extent that they are unable to safely operate a commercial vehicle.

The Modules:

  • Module 1 – Attitude, Image and Public Relations
  • Module 2 – Driver Fitness, Fatigue and Alertness
  • Module 3 – Hours of Service Overview
  • Module 4 – Vehicle Inspections
  • Module 5 – Airbrakes Overview
  • Module 6 – Professional Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Module 7 – Passing, Following and Stopping
  • Module 8 – Backing
  • Module 9 – Determining Preventability
  • Module 10 – Adverse Conditions
  • Module 11 – Off-Highway Driving


  • One day course duration
  • Successful completion of the course requires a minimum of 80% on the final exam
  • Each participant receives a handbook
  • Wallet card issued by the STA
  • Certification expires every three (3) years

Pre-requisites: None

Language of Instruction: English

Course Calendar

Instructor-led in-person and video conference training is offered on a calendar schedule.

Upcoming Opportunties

Instructor-Led via Video Conference
One Day