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CDL Truck Driving/Training School

CDL Commercial Trucking Driving Training

CDL Training Program

The CDL Training class provides driver license testing information and training for unskilled drivers who wish to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and endorsements. This course will also provide information on federal requirements for the state’s standards for the licensing of commercial drivers.

To receive a CDL, you must pass knowledge and skill tests. This training will assist you in preparing to pass the written and road tests. Classes are conducted monthly. Certificates are presented upon successful completion of the training. Trucking recruiters are available to meet with students to provide information regarding job opportunities.

Contact the CDL office for more information:

(256) 260-2462
(256) 306-2928

Classes are scheduled monthly, Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm (unless otherwise stated):

  • January 9 - February 2, 2017 (registration ends December 15)
  • February 6 – March 2, 2017 (registration ends January 26, 2017)
  • March 6 – 29, 2017 (registration ends February 16)
  • April 1 – May 21, 2017 (registration extended to March 20) Weekend class only - Saturday & Sunday
  • May 1 – 25, 2017 (registration extended to April 20)
  • June 5 – 29, 2017 (registration ends May 18)
  • July 10 – August 3, 2017  (registration ends June 22)
  • July 15 - September 3, 2017 (registration ends June 28) Weekend class only in Huntsville - Saturday & Sunday
  • August 7 – 31, 2017 (registration ends July 20)
  • September 5 – 28, 2017 (registration ends August 17)
  • October 2 – 26, 2017 (registration ends September 14)
  • October 30 – November 22, 2017 (registration ends October 12)
  • November 27 – December 21, 2017 (registration ends November 9)

Course: 160 hours/4 weeks

Training:  $2,850.00* (please see below for all costs associated with program)

Location: Center for Business and Industry Training, Room 105, Calhoun Community College, Decatur campus

Instructor: Mary Smith, (256) 366-4810

*Costs: (see Pricing Sheet)

  • Training -- $2,850.00 (registration and payment is required to reserve your seat in the class)
  • Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) -- $5.75 
    • Department of Public Safety, Huntsville Office - 115 Church Street NW, Huntsville, AL  35805
  • Written Test (Courthouse) -- $25.00
  • Retest -- $15.00
  • Learner’s Permit -- $36.25
  • License Class A -- $66.25
  • License Class B -- $56.25
  • DOT Physical and Drug Screen -- $100.00

Registration Process

1.  Secure Funding

WIOA
For information concerning the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), funding to cover the cost of this program, please contact your local Alabama Career Center:

  • Huntsville, 256-851-0537
  • Decatur, 256-355-0142
  • Sheffield, 256-381-0611

If you are approved for WIOA funding, please contact our office at 256-260-2462 or 256-306-2928 for registration.

Student Loan
Visit www.salliemae.com/SmartLoan to apply for a personal student loan.

Debit or Credit Card

2.  Register and Pay

Click here to register and make your payment online. We accept debit and credit cards.

3.  Physical and Drug Screen

Medical East, 15243 Greenfield Drive, Athens, AL 35613 
(256) 771-0994
Bring the physical results the first day of class. Drug screen results will be sent to Calhoun Community College.

First Day of Class

The first day of class, applicants will need to bring the following to the training:

  • Social Security Card 
  • Current Driver’s License 
  • Motor Vehicle Report 
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical, and Drug Screen (Chain of Custody Drug Screen)

Third Party Testing 

If you have successfully completed your Third Party knowledge/written test, and you have had your permit for at least 14 days, contact the CDL office to schedule your Third Party skills test. This test includes the pre-trip inspection, backing, and the road test.

Appointments are available; call (256) 260-2462 or (256) 306-2928 to schedule. Please note that payment is required to hold your appointment.

Cost: 

Retest Cost*:

  • Equipment Provided
    • Pre-trip inspection (PTI) or Backing -- $62.50
    • Road Test --$125.00
  • Personal Equipment
    • Pre-trip inspection (PTI) or Backing -- $44.00
    • Road Test -- $87.00

Please Note the Re-Test Policy:

*Individuals may retest a combination of skill tests, up to 3 times, at the stated test rate. After the second retest, the full test price will be charged.
*Re-test appointments must be scheduled at least 48 hours before re-test.

Refresher Training

Refresher training may be scheduled for those who already hold a valid CDL driver’s license. Call 256-260-2462 or 256-306-2928 for more information.

Cost:

Applicants will need to bring the following to the training:

  • Social Security Card
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Motor Vehicle Report
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical and Drug Screen (chain of custody drug screen)    

​​​Register Now!

2017 CDL Brochure

CDL Weekend Training Flyer

Contact Info:
Donna Bass
donna.bass@calhoun.edu
256-260-2462
256-306-2929 (Fax)