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ICBC Certified Air Brake Course


This course has been designed to prepare students for the ICBC written examination for an air brake endorsement to operate air brake equipped highway vehicles. Emphasis is placed on safe operating procedures, and ongoing maintenance for air brake systems. This course includes the airbrake pre-trip exam and the use of the truck for this test. Upon successful completion of this course, students have 90 days to write their air brake endorsement exam at the ICBC Driver Services Centre.

Please note: ICBC has the right to review certified records and to retest certified students at their discretion.


To enter this course, students must have a valid BC driver’s licence.


  • 16 hour Theory only - $100*
  • 20 hour Theory and Pre-Trip - $175

*Effective May 1, 2014 the 16 hour Theory only cost will increase to $125

Cash, cheque, money order, VISA, American Express or MasterCard is accepted. Registration is not complete, and you are not considered admitted, until all fees are paid. A charge of $25.50 is levied for NSF cheques.

Dates and Times

All Air Brake courses run Friday 6 pm - 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am - 5 pm.
Please choose one:


March 28 – March 30, 2014
April 11 – April 13, 2014    
April 25 – April 27, 2014
May 9 - May 11, 2014
May 23 - May 25, 2014
June 6 - June 8, 2014
June 20 - June 22, 2014
July 4 - July 6, 2014

To take an Air Brake practice test, visit BC Practice Driving Test


Thompson Rivers University - Trades & Technology Centre
900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC
Enter through Westgate entrance to University.


Ray Trenholm
Phone: 250-828-5104
Toll Free: 1-888-828-6199
Fax: 250-828-5492


Register Online

Phone: 250-828-5041
Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fax: 250-371-5960

In Person:  

Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admissions - OM 1150,
Student Street,
Old Main Building

Thompson Rivers University
900 McGill Rd,
Kamloops, V2C 0C8