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Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) – 3 Demerit (Alberta)

$129.99 CAD


This Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) is specifically designed for drivers in the transportation industry as both a refresher on safe driving attitudes and techniques, and an introduction to new safe driving concepts.

This program is Alberta Government approved for a 3-point demerit reduction. Within 48 hours of successful completion of this course, a verified certificate will become available. Use the information provided on the certificate to submit your certificate and driver information for demerit reduction. Processing of demerit reduction may take 2-3 weeks.

This program is Alberta Government approved for 3 demerit reduction upon successful completion of this course with a minimum 80% passing grade.

The course is divided into 8 modules, which can be completed at the learners pace and does not have to be completed in one sitting. Each module utilizes a variety of interactive scenarios, videos, and knowledge checks to help provide an engaging and memorable learning experience.




  • Important Links and Downloads
  • Driver Readiness Quiz

Module 1 – Core Philosophy

  • What is an acceptable risk when driving?
  • Collision Statistics
  • The Challenge
  • Preventable Collisions
  • Driver Competency Model
  • Quiz

Module 2 – SAFER System of Defensive Driving Part One

  • Space
  • Attitude
  • Foresight

Module 3 – SAFER System of Defensive Driving Part Two

  • Eyesight
  • Responsibility
  • Quiz

Module 4 – Adverse Conditions

  • Adverse Conditions
  • Weather Conditions
  • Light Conditions
  • Road Conditions
  • Traffic Conditions
  • Driver Conditions
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Vehicle Breakdown
  • Quiz

Module 5 – Two-Vehicle Collisions

  • Six positions of a two-vehicle crash
  • Proper passing techniques
  • Quiz

Module 6 – Other Vehicle Collisions

  • Backing Collisions
  • Wild Life Collisions
  • Jackknifing Collisions
  • Rollover Collisions
  • Quiz

Module 7 – Emergency Driving Techniques

  • Emergency Braking
  • Visual Targeting
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Antilock Brakes
  • Passive Safety Systems
  • Active Safety Systems
  • Wheel Drop Off and off-road recoveries
  • Tire Blow Out
  • Quiz

Module 8 – Drinking, Driving and Drugs

  • Drinking and Driving – The Statistics
  • Myths around impaired driving
  • Effects of alcohol on driving ability
  • The impact of impaired driving
  • Penalties for Drinking and Driving
  • Vehicle impoundment program
  • Other Drugs both illegal and prescription
  • Conclusion
  • Quiz

Module 9 – Fatigue

  • Fatigue statistics
  • The definition of fatigue
  • Fatigue causal factors
  • The concept of sleep loss and the impact of not getting enough sleep
  • Circadian rhythms and the factors that can disrupt those rhythms
  • Work and medical factors that can impact sleep
  • Sleep cycles
  • How age affects sleep
  • Rhythms of alertness and sleepiness
  • The impact that fatigue can have on your life
  • Fatigue indicators
  • The impact of fatigue on night driving
  • The Stanford Sleepiness Scale as a way to judge your level of fatigue
  • Aids to better sleep
  • Good sleep practices
  • Ways to manage time and stress management
  • Strategies for journey management
  • Strategies that work minimally
  • Strategies that do not work
  • Strategies that do work
  • Responsibility and fatigue
  • Quiz

Module 10 – Conclusion


Approximately 6-7 hours

Pass Mark

Testing conducted in this online Condensed Defensive Driving program is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.

Certficate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

Important: A government certificate will be mailed to you within 3 to 5 business days. Take the government certificate to any Alberta Registry office to have the demerits removed.



If you have any questions regarding this course or any of the others, please contact us.

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