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  • Statement of Achievement awarded for successful completion of the program
  • Available by blended delivery


Take this program to learn to teach other drivers to properly operate a Class 5 vehicle in Manitoba. You will gain the ability to train beginners on how to operate a vehicle or to help individuals upgrade their driving abilities. You will develop skills to instruct, integrate safety and defensive driving techniques, and interpret sections of the Manitoba Highway Traffic Act.

This program includes 64 hours of classroom theory, followed by 28 hours of practical training and 4 hours of practical certification.

Participants will have nine (9) months from the end of the “Class 5 Theory” classroom portion of the program to complete all program requirements, including the theory examination, practical training and the practical certification.

Upon completion of the program, you may want to apply for a Manitoba Driver Training Permit (Note: successful completion of the course does not guarantee you will qualify for a permit). Contact Manitoba Public Insurance, Driver Training Permit Unit at 204.985.8063 or by email at for information regarding MPI requirements.


Several criteria must be met in order to register for this program. Please review the Admission Requirements page for more details.


Ready to get started? After determining whether you meet the requirements, review the Course Dates and Fees page and register by clicking one of the buttons below.


Admission Requirements

The deadline for submission & registration for C2023FA  Intake (September 15, 2023)

The deadline for submission & registration for C2024SP Intake is (TBA)

Note: Students must submit documentation at registration for the first course of study, TRAN-1070 Class 5 Theory.
  1. Please following link to the MPI Permit Unit Application form  "Application For Driving Instructor Permit." You will nee to check off "Driver Record Confirmation Only" and fill out and sign the remainder of the application form and send to Please attach the email response from MPI Permit Unit as part of your admission requirements.
  2. During the three years immediately before the date you apply (for an MPI Permit), you must: have held a valid full-stage license (issued by a province or territory of Canada or by a state of the United States) for the class of license you wish to instruct. 
  3. A Manitoba Driver Abstract to be submitted with zero demerit points on your driver’s record.
  4. Submit proof of successful completion of a Grade 12, including one credit in a Grade 12 English.

    Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction. To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.

  • If yes, you meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes. 



  • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Please Note: 3 year expiry date for Nursing Program Applicants
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
Password Skills (An in person English Language Assessment hosted by RRC Polytech)
This in-person, computer-based test is composed of four test modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test takes 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete and is conducted in two parts. The first part assesses reading, listening, and writing, and the second part assesses speaking in a separate room. Password Skills costs $139 to take through RRC Polytech. Password Skills is hosted by the RRC Polytech Testing and Assessment Centre: E440, Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae building, on the fourth floor. If you wish to do Password Skills remotely (not in-person), Password Skills Plus can be taken online. RRC Polytech does not offer Password Skills Plus, but we do accept the results for entry into program.
Password Skills Plus (Password Skills Plus is an online assessment that can be taken instead of Password Skills. )
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.

Program Outline

Students will automatically be registered into TRAN-1071 Class 5 Practical Training and TRAN-1072 Class 5 Practical Certification upon registration for TRAN-1070 Class 5 Theory (passing grade of 80% required for all courses).

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check for additional contact information.
TRAN-1070Class 5 Theory
More Information

In this course, you will learn the skills and techniques needed to train novice drivers to operate a Class 5 vehicle in Manitoba. You will learn to integrate safety and defensive driving techniques and to interpret sections of the Manitoba Highway Traffic Act, Drivers and Vehicles Act, and Regulations. This course includes 64 hours of classroom theory followed by 28 hours of practical training and 4 hours of practical certification. 

NOTE: Assignment of instructors for Class 5 Theory (TRAN-1070), Class 5 Practical Training (TRAN-1071) and Class 5 Practical Certification (TRAN-1072) will solely be at the discretion of Red River College.

TRAN-1071Class 5 Practical Training
More Information

This course will provide you with the required practical training towards your driver instructor training. Upon successful completion of the TRAN-1070 Class 5 Theory, you will be provided with 16 hours of practical training, 12 hours of observation. You must obtain an 80% passing grade to proceed on to TRAN-1072 Class 5 Practical Certification.

NOTE: Assignment of instructors for Class 5 Theory (TRAN-1070), Class 5 Practical Training (TRAN-1071) and Class 5 Practical Certification (TRAN-1072) will solely be at the discretion of Red River College.

TRAN-1072Class 5 Practical Certification
More Information

As the final component of your driver instructor training, you will be required to participate in a 4-hour practical certification. An 80% is required to pass.

NOTE: Assignment of instructors for Class 5 Theory (TRAN-1070), Class 5 Practical Training (TRAN-1071) and Class 5 Practical Certification (TRAN-1072) will solely be at the discretion of Red River College.

Students enrolling in Part-Time and Online Education courses may be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus Store locations or online at Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.

Note: Courses requiring a textbook will show "TR" in the Delivery field.

Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2024 Spring Term - Continuing Education
TRAN-1070 Class 5 Theorymore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Apr 15, 24 - Jun 10, 24M Th6:00PM - 10:00PML. Gervino250306$3,279
Location: Online
Apr 15, 24 - Jun 10, 24
Class days
M Th
6:00PM - 10:00PM
L. Gervino

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at a minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high-speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to  for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit

Other Information

All Driver Instructor Training students should have the latest copy of "The Manitoba Driver's Handbook" with them for the first day of class. This book is available from any Autopac agent, MPI Service Center, or it can be downloaded from the MPI website.

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