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.   
Classes meet Mondays through Fridays 8:00am to 4:30pm 
Contact Vantage Career Center at 419-238-5411 for upcoming class schedules.

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

Program Costs:  
  • Tuition $4,400
  • Additional costs: $27 for temporary permit package; $45 for licensing fees (fees may vary in each county) 
  • Program Length:  Day classes complete in approximately 5 weeks
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 assist with tuiton. 
Loans - Private student loans are available to those who qualify.  Apply at FASTChoice

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 Consultant
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2074
Hartsel Bryant
Hartsel Bryant
CDL Authorizing Official
Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
Enrollment Coordinator / Customized Training Heathcare Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118