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Procedures – Upgrading from F Endorsement to Class 1

The F Endorsement will be eliminated on March 1, 2021. Individuals who have an F Endorsement are required to complete a total of 121.5 hours of training and get a Class 1 licence before March 1, 2021 or they will lose Class 1 driving privileges. Students wanting to upgrade to a Class 1 licence fall into four different categories based on previous training at a certified training school:

No Previous Training

  • Driver must complete the full MELT training program (121.5 hours).
  • Driver training school will record MELT training in the Auto Fund system like any other MELT student.
  • Driver training school will send an email to SGI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. advising that the student has completed MELT and should be upgraded to a Class 1 driver's licence.
  • SGI will expire the F endorsement, add a Class 1 and a new driver's licence will be mailed to the customer at no cost.

Less Than a Week of Non-Standard Training Completed

  • Driver must complete the full MELT training program (121.5 hours).
  • Driver training school will record MELT training in the Auto Fund system like any other MELT student.
  • Driver training school will send an email to SGI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. advising that the student has completed MELT and should be upgraded to a Class 1 driver's licence.
  • SGI will expire the F endorsement, add a Class 1 and a new driver's licence will be mailed to the customer at no cost.

A Week or More of Non-Standard Training Completed

  • Driver must complete the 81.5-hour Top-up Program at a certified training school.
  • Driver training school will send an email to SGI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. advising that previous training has been credited and the student has completed the 81.5-hour program and should be upgraded to a Class 1 driver's licence.
  • SGI will add a F endorsement training record and a Class 1 training record to the customer file, expire the F endorsement, add a Class 1 and a new driver's licence will be mailed to the customer at no cost.

Forty-Hour Program Completed

  • Driver must complete the 81.5-hour Top-up Program at a certified training school.
  • Driver training school will send an email to SGI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. advising that the student has completed the 81.5-hour program and should be upgraded to a Class 1 driver's licence.
  • SGI will add a Class 1 training record to the customer file in addition to their existing F Endorsement training record, expire the F endorsement, add a Class 1 and a new driver’s licence will be mailed to the customer at no cost.

Class 1 MELT Training Resources

The following documents are for Class 1 student drivers who are completing the mandatory Class 1 MELT training program and the instructors teaching the program.

Student Driver Resources

The new standards will require drivers seeking a Class 1 commercial license to take a minimum 121.5 hours of training. That includes a minimum of 47 classroom hours, 17.5 hours in the yard, and 57 hours behind the wheel. The new curriculum will include instruction in a classroom, in the yard, and behind the wheel.

Student Workbook (pdf)

Students should also reference the:

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