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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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, participants will have nine (9) months (instead of 5) 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 C2022FA  Intake is (September 9, 2022)

The deadline for submission & registration for C2023SP Intake is (April 6, 2023)

 Students must submit documentation at registration for the first course of study, TRAN-1070 Class 5 Theory.
  1. You must contact the MPI Permit Unit office at (this is to obtain a pre-authorization form to be filled out and returned to MPI Permit Unit). 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 licence (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 no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option prior to applying. For information click here

  • 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.

Approved English language assessments and required levels for this program are:

  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from an English as a second language (ESL) program: 

    Listening 7.0, Speaking 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.0 

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):

    Listening 6.0 Speaking 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0

  • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST)

    Listening 4.0,  Speaking 4.0,  Reading 3.5  Writing 3.5
  • If completing an assessment, we strongly advise you complete it before submitting your application to ensure you meet language requirements.
  • English Language Proficiency Assessment results must be dated within two years of your application date.

To make an appointment to complete the CanTEST assessments, you can go to the Red River College, Language Training Centre website at or visit at 300-123 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A3 or contact by phone at (204) 945-6151.

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.
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
As of October 20, 2021 the RRC CanTEST is no longer offered at RRC Polytechnic. RRC Institutional CanTEST results dated within 2 years of your application date will still be accepted to meet English language proficiency requirements. Please note the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)program requires the Official CanTEST (The RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted)
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


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

Due to closures related to COVID-19, RRC is temporarily allowing applicants to provide Duolingo English Test results to meet RRC's English language requirements.

Red River College Polytechnic will accept Duolingo assessments up to December 31, 2022.

IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
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

2022 Fall Term - Continuing Education
TRAN-1070 Class 5 Theorymore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 12, 22 - Nov 07, 22M Th6:00PM - 10:00PMTBA230367$3,279
Location: Online
Sep 12, 22 - Nov 07, 22
Class days
M Th
6:00PM - 10:00PM

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.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College Polytechnic surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College Polytechnic.

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Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education

E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489

College Support Services

Red River College Polytechnic is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC Polytech.

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