Important Notices & Accommodations

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 offers 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:


Personal Protective Equipment / What to Bring


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



Delivery of this program at your facility will require a suitable space to complete the practical portion of the program as well as the required equipment. Please check with your IHSA Consultant/Trainer for specific requirements.


Learning Evaluation

Participants must complete a practical skill demonstration with a grade of 100% in order to successfully complete the course.


Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.


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.



Registration fees for IHSA’s in-class training courses will be increasing. If you are registering for a course scheduled to take place prior to March 31, 2024, the price is unchanged. If you are registering for a course scheduled for April 1, 2024 or later, the price will be higher. Please see the tables below for more information.

Sessions After April 1, 2024

The new pricing listed below will come into effect on April 1st 2024

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

Session Details

From: Jul 16, 2024 - To: Sep 12, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

E104904Air Brake Instructor7/16/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E104905Air Brake Instructor9/9/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register