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Commercial Driver's License Training

Jefferson’s CDL Training Program teaches students to safely operate trucks and gives them a working knowledge of the trucking industry.

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Jefferson Commercial Drivers License Training

What is Commercial Driver’s License Training?

Jefferson’s CDL training program will prepare students with the skills necessary to obtain their full CDL A license. The class will meet for 40 hours of in class training and 120 hours of range and road training.  Students will test at the conclusion of the class at the state testing center using a Jefferson CDL truck and trailer.

This CDLA program meets all the requirements for ELDT (entry level driver training) as set forth by the FMCSA that began on Feb 7, 2022.

What are my career options?

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Certificate

How do I apply?

CDL training program applicants must meet the following requirements before being admitted into the program:

  • Read and write the English language fluently.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Meet the Federal DOT physical requirements, including a drug screen.
  • Have a valid driver's license at the time of registration.
  • Attempt to obtain the learner’s permit before class starts.

For more information, fill out the “request more information here” at the top left of this page.  You will receive a reply email with more information and an opportunity to ask for an application. You can also email jf-cdl@kctcs.edu with questions. Filling out the information form does not enroll you, you must request an application through the email.

  • $5,000 tuition includes DOT physical, drug screen, CDL manual, classroom and road training.
  • Tuition does not include the following student fees to the circuit clerk’s office: CDL application $24, permit $11, skills testing $50, original CDL $40 (total $125).
  • Tuition to be paid in full before the first day of class.
  • Acceptable payment methods: cash, credit card, bank check, or student loan.
  • There are opportunities for sponsorship through trucking companies. 
  • Federal Financial Aid Grants and loans will NOT pay for this program. The Work Ready Scholarship will sometimes pay $1,092 and students are responsible for the balance of $3,908. Contact Work Ready by emailing jf-workready@kctcs.edu to ask for more information.
  • Veterans’ benefits will usually pay some or all the fees for this course. If you are a veteran, please contact andy.martin@kctcs.edu to inquire about the GI benefits process.
  • Funding may be available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). To see if funding for CDL is available in your county and if you qualify, contact
    • KentuckianaWorks,
      410 West Chestnut Street, Suite 200
      Louisville, Kentucky 40202
      (502) 574-2500
      Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 AM - 5 PM

Length of Program

This program is 160 hours (4 weeks full time) of training including 40 classroom hours.

4 week sessions: Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Session Dates Orientation
Session 1 
(1/16 MLK Day)
Jan 9 – Feb 3 Monday Dec 12, 2022
Session 2 A
(2/20 President’s Day)
Feb – March 3 Tuesday Jan 23
Session 2 B Evening Class 
4-8 pm (tentative)
Feb 6 – March 31 Tuesday Jan 23
CDL Skills Testing March 6 – March 10  
Session 3  March 13 – April 7 Tuesday Feb 28
CDL Skills Testing April 10 – April 14  
Session 4  April 17 – May 12 Tuesday April 4
CDL Skills Testing May 15 – May 19  
Session 5
(May 30 Memorial Day)
May 22 – June 16  Tuesday May 9
CDL Skills Testing
(6/19 Juneteenth)
June 20 – June 23  
Session 6
(7/4 Independence Day)
June 26 – July 23 Tuesday June 13
CDL skills testing July 24 – July 28  
Session 7 July 31 – Aug 25 Tuesday July 18
CDL Skills Testing Aug 28 – Sept 1  
Session 8
(9/4 Labor Day)
Sept 5 – Sept 29 Tuesday Aug 22
CDL Skills testing Oct 2 – Oct 6  
Session 9 Oct 9 – Nov 3 Tuesday Sept 26
CDL Skills Testing Nov 6 – Nov 10  
Session 10
(11/24-11/25 Thanksgiving)
Nov 13 – Dec 8 Tuesday Oct 30
CDL Skills Testing Dec 11 – Dec 15 Orientation on 12/11 for Jan 2024 class
Institutional Closing 23/24 Dec 16 – Jan 2  

 

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Dee Creech

Workforce Development Manager

jf-cdl@kctcs.edu