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This 200 hour program will give students the knowledge and skills necessary to take the licensing exam for a class "A " Commercial Driver's License (CDL).  Students will receive 50 hours of theoretical training and 150 hours of hands on training.  This program is designed specifically for class "A' CDL training.   
2019 - 2020 Class Schedules
Summer Day Classes meet Mondays through Thursdays 8:00am to 4:30pm 
CDL0719      07/08/2019 - 08/19/2019
Fall Day Classes meet Mondays through Fridays 8:00am to 4:30pm 
CDL0819      08/26/2019 - 09/30/2019
CDL1019      10/07/2019 - 11/08/2019
CDL1119      11/14/2019 - 12/20/2019
CDL0120      01/06/2020 - 02/10/2020   
CDL0220      02/24/2020 - 03/27/2020
CDL0420      04/06/2020 - 05/08/2020

Essential Personal Characteristics

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Hold a valid driver's license
  • Pass a Department of Transportation Physical
  • Pass a drug screen
  • No more than 6 points on current driver's license
  • No DUI/ DWI or Reckless Operation Citation within 3 years
  • No drug related felonies
   NOTE: those under the age of 21 may obtain an intrastate CDL only

Basic Information

 2019-2020 Program Costs:  
  • Tuition $4,400
  • Additional costs: $27 for temporary permit package; $44.75 for licensing fees (Van Wert County BMV prices as of 4/5/19) 
  • Program Length:  Day classes complete in approximately 5 weeks
  • Program Length:  Night/Weekend classes complete in approximately 8 weeks  
Financial Assistance:  
VA Educational Benefits - Apply for your benefits online at  Contact the Financial Aid Office to complete certification.
OhioMeansJobs - Financial Assistance may be available for those that qualify through your local Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) agency.  Student must work directly with OMJ to apply.   Additional Information  

Job Outlook

Truck Drivers are in high demand.  " Over the next decade the Truck Driving industry will need to hire a total of 890,000 new drivers or an average of 89,000 per year." ( According To the 2015 Truck Driver Shortage Analysis conducted by the American Trucking Association.)
contact us
For more information about this program,  call us at (419) 238-5411, option 2.
Jim Rosen
Jim Rosen
CDL Training Manager
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2074
Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
OTC Enrollment Coordinator / Customized Training Heathcare Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118
vantage career center
Address: 818 N Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891  |  Phone: (419) 238-5411
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