Air Brake Instructor (Z Endorsement

Prior to this course students must attend and qualify from the one week Techniques of Instruction course.
Please register early to avoid disappointment. A waiting list on first come basis will operate.
Note! The Maximum number of students for this course is normally 14. 
However during  Covid-19 restrictions we are operating at 50% room capacity.

Under Covid-19 rules we have restricted the class size to 9 students. 

Registration acceptance will be on a first come basis and full payment.
Course Description
Instructors with a background in driver training and air brake operation are eligible to take this one week MTO Approved course
(Air Brake ‘Z’ Endorsement). Hands-on instruction and practice teaching sessions provide students with a thorough understanding of how to both operate and explain an air brake system.
Course Content
Air Brake Instructor training program to teach and test the 12 hour Z Endorsement course.
The course involves practical demonstration, instruction & testing on an air brake board and vehicle; i.e. the week  is focused upon the workings of the Air Brake system.

 Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to:
  • Explain, demonstrate and teach the functions of the air brake system
  • Demonstrate air brake adjustment.
Classroom: formal instruction, workshops and hands-on training with an air brake board and home preparation each evening.
Field: hands-on demonstration with a vehicle (full safety & Covid-19 PPE  gear is required).
Instructor Certificate: Successful candidates receive an instructor certificate to accompany an application to the Ministry Transportation of Ontario Driver Certification Program for Signing Authority as an air brake instructor for a carrier holding recognized authority. (Our Registrar will pass you along to the appropriate member of staff)
  • Techniques of Instruction (1 week course) Check dates for ToI as it usually starts one week prior to ABI
  • Solid knowledge of fleet operations & experience in driver training
  • Valid commercial class license & endorsement held for 3 years or more
  • Driver abstract, ZERO demerit points
5 days: Classroom 8.30 am to 4 pm daily homework is assigned.
Course Dates
2021: Jan 18 to 22, March 15-19, May 17-21, July 19-23, September 20-24, November 22-26
Note! As at end of February we are fully booked through to and including July 2021 course.
However, please get your registration into our Registrar and get on the waiting list.
We may offer an additional course over the summer months if demand requires.
Fee: $1,375 +HST.


Thank You to Canada Cartage for your generosity and continued support of our Air Brake Instructor program over the years!

Congratulations on your over 100 years in business! ...... a fantastic achievement!


The OSL would like to thank Canadian Tire for generously supporting us through our 100th Anniversary and subsequent years. Canadian Tire created these Safety videos.

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