Requirements & Registration Steps

Admission Requirements

Students entering the CDL Truck Driving Program must have a valid drivers license, be at least twenty-one (21) years of age for a class “A” CDL, and successfully pass a DOT physical, a chain of custody drug screen, and present a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).

 

Registration Steps

1. Secure Funding

WIOA Option

For information regarding eligibility and application for 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
  • Albertville, 256-878-3031
  • Scottsboro, 256-574-1720
  • Decatur, 256-355-0142
  • Sheffield, 256-381-0611
  • Cullman, 256-734-5580
  • Gadsden, 256-546-3366
  • Fort Payne, 256-845-2900

Student Loan Option

Visit www.salliemae.com/SmartLoan to apply for a personal student loan. Select Smart Option Student Loan for Undergraduate Students. Please note: Calhoun Workforce Solutions requires that students be certified/authorized for Sallie Mae loans at least 30 days prior to the class start date. If you need assistance completing your loan application, please call 877-279-7172.

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

Debit or Credit Card

Click here to register and pay online

2. Register and Pay

Click here to register and make your payment online using a debit or credit card: Online Registration

3. Documentation

The DOT Physical, chain of custody drug screen and motor vehicle report (MVR), must be dated within 30 days of the first scheduled class day.

Submit a copy of your documentation at least one week prior to the start of class to the Calhoun CDL Office:

  • Drivers License
  • Social Security Card
  • Motor vehicle report (MVR)
  • Long form physical and medical card
  • Chain of custody drug screen results (must be sent by the medical facility to the college

There are three easy ways to submit your documentation:

MAIL:
CDL Office, room 227
Calhoun Community College
102 Wynn Drive, NW
Huntsville, AL 35805
EMAIL:
donna.bass@calhoun.edu
jillian.christensen@calhoun.edu
Fax
256-306-2929

Note: While enrolled in the CDL Truck Driving Program, students are subject to DOT random drug testing.

Motor Vehicle Report (Driving Record)

Go to the Drivers License Office in Huntsville or Sheffield and obtain a copy of your Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).

Huntsville
1115-A Church St.
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 539-0682
Sheffield
4500 Hatch Blvd.
Sheffield, AL 35660
(256) 383-2923

Physical and Drug Screen

Visit a medical facility that is certified to conduct a Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical and a Chain of Custody Drug Screen. Have these completed one week before training begins. DOT Physical FAQs

Click here to locate a Certified Medical Examiner in your area

Medical East
15243 Greenfield Drive
Athens, AL 35613
(256) 771-0994
Occupational Health Group (Huntsville Hospital Medical Mall)
1963 Memorial Pkwy SW, suite 24
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-265-7000
Med Plus – Florence
2908 Mall Drive
Florence, AL 35630
256-767-2702
Med Plus – Muscle Shoals
108 West Avalon Avenue
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
256-389-9300

Or a medical facility of your choice.