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Air Brake Instructor

Program Description


Ontario's Driver Certification Program (DCP), under the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), allows companies to train, test, and provide their employees with a “Z” air brake license upgrade. The person who delivers the training and performs the testing must be approved by the MTO as a signing authority.

To help firms meet this requirement, IHSA will be offering the Air Brake Instructor training program. This course has been approved by the MTO and meets the requirement for signing authority.

Successful candidates will receive an instructor certificate that provides proof to the Ministry of Transportation – Driver Certification Program that they have signing authority as an air brake instructor.


Program Content


This four-day course is intended to provide instructor candidates with a thorough understanding of the air brake system. The program will include the use of a fully functional air brake board, practical demonstrations, instruction, and testing on a vehicle.

Those who attend will be expected to participate in hands-on instruction and to practice teaching sessions. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to explain as well as demonstrate the complete functions of the air brake system.


Who Should Attend?


Anyone who currently has training responsibilities specific to Ontario’s A, B, C, D, and E driving licenses within their organization and are a recognized signing authority with the MTO.


Before taking part in the Air Brake Instructor program, participants must have:

  • A valid Ontario commercial class license and “Z” endorsement for 3 years or more
  • Zero demerit points
  • Successfully completed IHSA’s Foundations of Facilitation, Training, and Learning or IHSA’s Fleet Driver Trainer program.

Personal Protective Equipment


Participants must wear appropriate clothing, as well as a safety vest and CSA-certified foot and eye protection.

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
4 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee
Call to Register

This course has a prerequisite, so online registration is not available. Please contact a Customer Service Representative at 1-800-263-5024 to register.

Session Details

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Region: Any

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