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Tow Truck Operator Program

Canadian Towing Association

Program Registration

To register for the program, please click on the "Register Now" button below.


You will be taken to our LMS platform to pay for the course,

and then you will be instantly enrolled in the training program.


Program cost is $160+HST.

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Tow Truck Operator Program

Program Description

The Light Duty Towing Training course has been developed by DriveWise in conjunction with the Canadian Towing Association.


The training course consist of both online learning modules and on-the job training (OJT).


Participants will be required to successfully complete both components of the course in order to receive the certificate of completion.

Light duty tow truck operator
Job description:

Click to read more Tow Truck Operator Job Description 

  • Operates a tow truck for disabled passenger vehicles.

  • Tasks include moving vehicles, battery boosts, tire changes, and lockout services.

  • Employed by towing companies or may be self-employed.

  • Works during emergencies in heavy traffic with distressed drivers and passengers.

  • Conducts recovery operations for off-road or collision-related incidents.

  • Deals with severe traffic and adverse weather conditions.

  • Hazardous working conditions, especially in live traffic.

  • Ensuring tow truck operations are safe is crucial.


Course Price and What it Covers

The Price is $160+HST


Requirements to take the training

  • Valid G licence

  • Mentor with at least 5 years experience to verify the training experience of the student

Course Outline 

Once you register for the program, you will be sent login credentials to complete online self-paced training. The online training reviews the basic knowledge that is required for light duty tow operators. There is a strong emphasis on safety throughout the training, as safety should always be your number one priority. The online training is broken up into 11 20-minute modules.

11 Online Training Modules

  1. Definitions and acronyms

  2. Tow Trucks and Tilt-N-Loads

  3. Weight and Balance

  4. Hooks Chains and Cables

  5. Connecting, Loading, and Towing

  6. Personal Safety

  7. Driving, Traffic and Work Zone Management

  8. Vehicle Recovery Service

  9. Lighting

  10. Documentation and Administration

  11. Customer Service

There is a short quiz at the end of each module. Participants must receive 70% of each to be successful. 

On-Job Training(OJT)

For the On-Job Training (OJT) portion of the curriculum, performance competency is achieved when the participant can repeat the skills of operation safely, without prompting and at will according to the competency statement.

DriveWise 6-Star Approach

The program is rooted in the DriveWise 6-Star Approach to Cooperative Driving. This proven learning model reinforces good driving habits while modifying drivers’ behaviors, and improving their decision making ability.

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Canadian Towing Association

The  Canadian Towing Association is a registered NOT FOR PROFIT Corporation and all income will be used to manage the office and make improvements to the towing industry we have all longed for.

It is time for this industry to organize and take control of our future. It is time to get active in establishing a presence and showing all levels of government in all Provinces we mean business. The important point is that we must collectively have a voice on the main issues we all face. Why do we allow governments and other outside influences to determine our fate without our input?

In setting up the association we are establishing a Canada Wide communication system province by province no matter how big or small. It is important to ensure everyone’s voice will be heard with more action and less bureaucracy. In the next few months, you will be receiving material and surveys that we urge you to read and act upon. Once again, the association is a NOT FOR PROFIT Corporation set up by towing industry professionals for the towing industry and all fees will go to the betterment of the industry. This is your national association and it will belong to you the members.

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