Alberta Air Brake Program
The Alberta Air Brake Program provides drivers with information on how to operate vehicles equipped with air brakes. It must be completed and the air brake Q endorsement added to your Alberta Operators Licence before operating vehicles equipped with air brakes. Program structure and delivery information for the Alberta Air Brake Program is covered in the titles below.
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To order the Air Brake Manual: A Guide for Students, visit Alberta Queens Printer:
Air Brake Manual: A Guide for Instructors (pdf 68.27MB)
Air Brake Participant List (DPLS0004) (pdf 119 KB)
Summary of 2012 Air Brake Program Changes (pdf 44.1KB)
Air Brake Program - Frequently Asked Questions (pdf 21.1 KB)
2012 Air Brake Program Evaluation Summary (pdf 47.4 KB)
Air Brake Instructors Requirements and Instructor Course Dates
All instructors delivering the Alberta Air Brake Program must be authorized air brake instructors. Air Brake Instructor Courses are offered by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and the Southern Institute of Technology Polytechnic (SAIT). Instructors must be approved by Alberta Transportation in order to participate in these courses.
For 2018, the following Air Brake Instructor Courses will be offered:
BRKE-333 (Instructor Certification)
March 10, 2018 to March 25, 2018
Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 3.50pm
April 7, 2018 to May 6, 2018
Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 3:50pm
For more details, visit or 's websites.
For information on how to become an air brake instructor, see: Driving Instructors
Air Brake Organizations
All organizations who deliver the Alberta Air Brake Program must be authorized by Alberta Transportation and use authorized air brake instructors. For information on how to become an authorized air brake organization and the policy and procedures you have to follow, visit: Driver Education Organizations.