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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
410 West Chestnut Street, Suite 200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
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.
(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|
(May 30 Memorial Day)
|May 22 – June 16||Tuesday May 9|
|CDL Skills Testing
|June 20 – June 23|
(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|
(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|
|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|