Call to Book Your Air Brakes Class:
403-887-0050 (Sylvan Lake / Red Deer)
(call 403-887-0050 for Sylvan Lake / Red Deer dates)
Air Brake Endorsement (Q)
When operating a vehicle equipped with air brakes in Alberta, you are required to have the Air Brake Endorsement “Q” visible on your drivers’ license.
You may need an Air Brake Endorsement to operate:
- Tractor Trailer (semi-truck)
- Bus (Highway/Motor Coach)
- Recreational Vehicles (certain RVs)
- Emergency Vehicles (e.g. firetruck)
How Do I get My Air Brake Endorsement?
Register for an Air Brake Course: choose a training facility / company; be sure that they are: a) certified by the Government of Alberta; b) fully licensed; c) fully bonded; d) meets (or exceeds) every industry and governmental standard. Capilano Truck Training fulfills all of these criteria – call in to register: 780-463-9664 (Edmonton) – or – 403-887-0050 (Sylvan Lake / Red Deer).
Attend Air Brake Course – Successfully Complete Both Classroom and Practical exam: At the Air Brakes Course you will learn the theory of Air Brakes; you’ll also practice testing the Air Brake pre-trip inspection. There will be two opportunities to “pass” the practical examination at the end of the course. Once you successfully complete this practical exam, you will receive a document that allows you to proceed to Step 3…
Go To Alberta Registries Location – Successfully Complete Theory Exam: Take the document you received (above in Step 2) to an Alberta Registry office. Ask them for an Air Brakes Knowledge exam. Once you successfully complete this exam, the Registry will add a “Q” endorsement on your license, which officially gives you permission to operate air brake vehicles on your own.
If you’re also upgrading your license (to Class 1, 2, or 3) while you’re waiting for you new plastic license card after you register your “Q”, you will need some form of picture identification, ie passport.
Note: This process is effective May 15 2012; call us for more information… 780-463-9664 (Edmonton) – or – 403-887-0050 (Sylvan Lake / Red Deer)
Air Brake Course – Capilano Truck Training
Our Air Brake Course is one day, approximately 10 hours total, and goes like this:
a) classroom session of 6 ½ hours (plus meal break and coffee breaks) including brake adjustment
b) 2 hour practical session, includes demonstration of leak testing
c) practical exam on-site, following the classroom session
(then, on another day you’ll go to an Alberta Registry location to complete their portion of the exam)
Our main training facilities are located at:
4715 92 Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, AB T6B 2J4
Red Deer / Sylvan Lake
Bay 1, 18 Sylvaire Close
Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 2H6
Usually every Wednesday or Saturday (long weekends excepted)… see our course calendar for exact dates and times.
How Much Does The Air Brake Course Cost?
Course cost is $250.00.
Payable (at time of booking) by Visa, Mastercard, Debit or Cash.
You can call us to reserve your spot immediately. More details below.
Enough Space for Students?
Depending on demand, we are sometimes booking up to 3 weeks in advance. From time to time we have last-minute openings too. To avoid disappointment, contact us at least a few days in advance to ensure your place in our course. Thank you for choosing Capilano Truck Driver Training Institute.
Call us now to book…