AIR BRAKE COURSE Prices and Info
$250.00 Register at least 1 week before.
A minimum number of students must be registered by a week before course date for the course to go ahead.
Since MAY 15 2012, the Alberta Air Brake Endorsement Program underwent major changes.
There are really 3 parts to it now.
1. A day in Class 9am - 5pm. incl. breaks. Each participant receives an Air Brake Manual and then spends 6 1/2 hours exploring air brake and related topics such as;
- Braking Fundamentals
- Air brake System
- System Failures
- Foundation Brakes
- Driving Tips
- Vehicle Inspections
In order to aid in your learning , video, a powerpoint presentation and a working air brake system in the classroom are used as well as a tractor trailer for demonstration and inspection.
2. Next is the practical part of the course by appointment (2-3 hours) In and around a Tractor Trailer, testing the air brake system. 3:1 students : instructor ratio. Appointments are booked when you Register. They are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday following the full class day if class is a Wedensday.
Observe and do vehicle air brake inspections as required daily on the job and required for driver exams when you use airbrake equipped vehicles. Testing (practical) applies to this part of the course and when you pass you earn a certificate that allows you to attempt the final Air Brake Test at any registry.
3. You must pass the multiple choice Exam at any Alberta registry after completing and passing the classroom portion of the course and the 2 hour practical session. in order to get the Q endorsement.