CDL Program

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.  

Credentialing Information
Successful completers will receive a certificate of completion.  The instructor will assist the student with scheduling their CDL Skills Test for a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and provide the truck needed for the sills test.  A CDL license is required to drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight.  

Admissions Criteria
 -Minimum age of 18 (those under the age of 21 may obtain an intrastate CDL only)
-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 the last 3 years
-No drug related felonies
-Pass WorkKeys entrance assessment scoring at least a 3 in Math, 4 in Workplace Documents (skill to read and comprehend workplace documents), and 4 in Graphic Literacy (skill to locate and find information)

General Information
Classes meet Mondays through Fridays from 8:00am to 4:30pm (with a 1/2 hour lunch break)
200 total clock hours completed in approximately 5 weeks

Upcoming Classes:
October 18, 2021   Ends:  November 19, 2021
For scheduling and availability, contact Maria Diltz, Enrollment Coordinator at 419-238-5411, ext. 2118

Educational Costs
  • Tuition $4,400 includes DOT Physical, Drug Screening, CDL Skills Test with one retest
  • Additional costs: application fee $30, pre-entrance assessment $60, driving record from BMV $8, temporary licensure $27, CDL license $45 (fees may vary depending on BMV location)  
Financial Assistance:
Grants - may be available to those who qualify.  Contact the Financial Aid Office at 419-238-5411, ext. 2110.  

VA Educational Benefits - Apply for your VA 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  
Employer Assistance -  CDL drivers are in high demand.  Some companies may assist with tuition fees. 

Job Outlook
To explore this career further, go to O*NET Online.   The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor. 

contact us

For more information about this program,  call us at (419) 238-5411, option 2.
Hartsel Bryant
Hartsel Bryant
CDL Training Manager
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2007
Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
Enrollment, Assessment, and Customized Training Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118
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