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: July 19-23, September 20-24, November 22-26
Note! 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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