Customized CDL Training and Testing

Customized Company-Specific CDL Training and Testing

A forty hour, company-specific CDL training program is available for employees holding a learner’s permit, seeking to obtain a Class A or Class B license for local driving. Contact our office at 256-306-2928 to request the forty-hour training/testing.


Students entering the 40 Hour CDL Truck Driving Program must:

  • Be employed by the company requesting the training/testing
  • Have a valid CDL learner’s permit issued 14 days prior to the start of class
  • Successfully pass a chain of custody drug screen and provide results to the college
  • Obtain a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)
  • Pass a DOT Physical and obtain a Medical Card (if applicable, based on the company)

Note: The DOT physical, drug screen and motor vehicle report (MVR) must be dated within 30 days of the first scheduled class day. In the event the employee has completed a DOT physical and received a medical card previously, please make sure that the expiration date is valid.

Licenses and Vehicles

  • Class A license (automatic transmission) – the college provides an automatic vehicle for training/testing
  • Class B license (manual transmission) – the college provides a manual vehicle for training/testing
  • Class B license (automatic transmission) – the company provides an automatic vehicle for training/testing

The training includes hands-on instruction in the pre-trip inspection, backing exercises, and the road test. The company/employee must submit a copy of the required documentation below at least one week prior to the start of class to the CDL office:

  • CDL Learner’s permit
  • Social security card
  • DOT Physical (if applicable)
  • Medical card (if applicable)
  • Motor vehicle report (MVR)
  • Chain of Custody drug screen


40 Hour Company-Specific CDL Training: $737.50

Skills Test: $250.00 using Calhoun equipment, $175.00 using Company equipment.

Training/Testing for Out-of-State Licensed Employees

If the employee has an out-of-state learner’s permit, they may attend training and participate in skills testing at Calhoun Community College.

The student must obtain a Commercial Learners Permit from their home state and their home state must be using CSTIMS or ROOSTER LITE to retrieve the CDL skills test results. The student must return to their home state to obtain the CDL license upon successful testing.

Below is a list of states that are currently using CSTIMS or ROOSTER LITE:


  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Rooster Lite:

  • Arkansas
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina