Professional Driver's Handbook

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Class 1 licence


Permits the licence holder to operate

  • Class 1 vehicles - that is, power units and semi trailers, and trucks which have a trailer(s) or vehicle(s) in tow where the gross weight of the towed unit(s) exceeds 4,600 kg
  • Motor vehicles in classes 2, 3, 4 and 5

Does not permit the licence holder to operate

  • Vehicles with air brakes, motorcycles or school buses without an appropriate endorsement(s)


MINIMUM AGE - 18 years and not a novice driver
MEDICALLY FIT - See Medical requirements in the Saskatchewan Driver's Handbook
ROAD TEST - Must take a road test in a Class 1 vehicle
KNOWLEDGE TESTS - Class 1 knowledge tests include: Class 1, 2, 3, 4, Basic and Sign
TRAINING - Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT)

Mandatory Entry-Level Training

Effective March 15, 2019, drivers seeking a Class 1 commercial licence in Saskatchewan to drive semi trucks will be required to complete a minimum 121.5 hours of training prior to taking the road test. The new training program consists of instruction in the classroom (47 hours), in the yard (17.5 hours) and behind the wheel (57 hours). There are 11 modules included and the student must pass each one to complete the training course.

Class 1 Driver Training will be mandatory effective March 15, 2019. You can find a list of certified driving instructors at


Rev: 2019