Commercial Driver's License Training | JCTC

Commercial Driver's License Training

Learn to safely operate trucks, and receive a working knowledge of the trucking industry.

Program Contact
Dee Creech
Workforce Development Manager
(502) 213-2605
GET STARTED TODAY (855) 246-5282

 

What is Commercial Driver's License?

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.

student sitting in the JCTC CDL truck

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

How Do I Pay For This?

  • $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

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 Information form at the bottom 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.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Length of Program

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

Additional Information

2024 Tentative CDL Class Schedule
Session Dates Orientation
Session 1 (Mon–Fri)
(1/15 MLK Day)
Jan. 2–27 Monday, Dec. 11, 2023
CDL Skills Testing Jan. 29–Feb. 2  
Session 2 (Mon–Fri)
(2/19 President's Day)
Feb. 5–March 1 Tuesday, Jan. 23
CDL Skills Testing March 4–8  
Session 3 (Mon–Thurs) March 11–April 4 Tuesday, Feb. 27
CDL Skills Testing April 8–11  
Session 4 (Mon–Thurs) April 15–May 9 Tuesday, April 2
CDL Skills Testing May 13–16  
Session 5 (Mon–Thurs)
(May 27 Memorial Day)
May 20–June 13 Tuesday, May 7
CDL Skills Testing
(6/19 Juneteenth)
June 17–20  
Session 6 (Mon–Thurs)
(7/4 Independence Day)
July 1–25 Tuesday, June 18
CDL Skills Testing July 29–Aug. 1  
Session 7 (Mon–Thurs) Aug. 5–29 Tuesday, July 23
CDL Skills Testing Sept. 3–6  
Session 8 (Mon–Thurs)
(9/2 Labor Day)
Sept. 9–Oct. 3 Tuesday, August 27
CDL Skills Testing Oct. 7–10  
Session 9 (Mon–Thurs) Oct. 14–Nov. 7 Tuesday, October 1
CDL Skills Testing Nov. 11–14  
Session 10 (Mon–Fri)
(11/28–11/29 Thanksgiving)
Nov. 18–Dec. 13 Monday, November 4
CDL Skills Testing Dec. 16–20 Tuesday, Dec. 17 (for Jan. 2025 class)

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