Commercial Driving

Commercial Driving


Our driver training programs teach students to safely and efficiently operate Class 3 commercial vehicles.

Currently, there are two programs to choose from: one for learning to drive an automatic transmission, the other for learning to drive a standard transmission.

In both programs, students gain a foundational knowledge of commercial driving through a combination of classroom instruction and practical, hands-on training. Students also receive the benefit of learning in an industry setting during their paid work placements.


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Class 3 Driver Training Programs:

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Automatic Program

START DATES: April 17, 2023  & May 24, 2023 (FULL)

TUITION: $4000 + HST

PAID WORK PLACEMENT: 4-weeks in the waste collection industry (with REgroup)

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Standard Program

START DATES: April 17, 2023 & May 24, 2023 (FULL)

TUITION: $4500 + HST

PAID WORK PLACEMENT: 4-weeks in the construction industry (with Dexter Construction)

Offer of Employment

Upon passing the Nova Scotia Class 3 road test, all graduates of the Dexter Institute Private Career College are guaranteed an offer of employment with the Municipal Group of Companies.

Admission Requirements

Application Requirements:

To apply to the program, you will need to submit the below documents. Once all documents are received your initial interview will be scheduled.

• Up-to-date resume
• Copy of Driver’s Licence (N must be removed)
• Letter of reference
• Copy of high school diploma or transcript
• Must be 18 years of age or older


Enrollment Requirements:

If offered a seat in the program, you will be asked to provide the following documents to complete your enrollment:

• Nova Scotia Driver’s Medical Test
• Driver’s Abstract
• Air Brake Endorsement on your Driver’s Licence
• Proof of successful Class 3 Knowledge Test

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