Dexter Institute 

Class 3 Driver Training Program*

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Class 3 Driver Training Program

Class 3 Driver Training Program

The Dexter Institute Advantage

Our students receive 152 hours of training in the safe and effective operation of Class 3 commercial vehicles.

All graduates are guaranteed an offer of employment with the Municipal Group of Companies.


  • Students will spend 60 hours building a foundational knowledge of commercial driving by way of classroom instruction.
  • Upon graduation, students will be certified in industry required and other standard occupational health and safety courses.
  • Students will complete an additional 76 hours of practical driver training.

By the end of this program, students will be able to perform independently behind the wheel of a class 3 vehicle.



Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Have an up-to-date resume
  • Have two letters of reference
  • Complete the online application form 
  • Submit a valid Class 5 driver’s license (N must be removed) 
  • Submit a clean driver’s abstract (must be dated within 3 months at the time of applying)
  • Complete the Class 3 Written Test at Access NS
  • Pass the Nova Scotia Driver’s Medical Test

All applicants will be invited for an initial (scored) interview, those that score high enough will be invited back for a second interview.  Final admission is based on second round interview scores.  We are not only looking for the best students — we are looking for future employees.  


** May 25 – June 25, 2020
** July 6 – August 4, 2020


There is no cost to apply; tuition for successful applicants is $4000** plus applicable taxes.  Tuition includes textbooks, all course material, and Class 3 road test fee.

*pending approval by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education
**subject to change