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Qualification for Truck Driver and Bus Driver Training Programs

In order to be accepted into one of our training programs, you must have the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Have a valid driver's license for at least six months.
  • Have an acceptable ten (10) year motor vehicle report. 
  • Ability to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination
  • Pass a DOT drug screen.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate.  If a potential student does not have a high school diploma or GED certificate, he/she must pass a state approved Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) test with an independent test administrator.
  • Acceptable job history, review of resume.


Application or Admission Process

  • Initial interview, preferably in person, to discuss your career choices and employment qualifications.
  • Review motor vehicle report obtained from DMV.DUI must be at least 5 years old from the conviction date. Cost $5
  • Discuss any criminal background information
  • Review of stable job history
  • Disclosure of any health issues that may impede work ability
  • Tuition payment options.
  • Pre-hire letters may be required.

At CDLC, we will sit down with you and discuss your options.  We will discuss the industry and ensure that is a proper fit for you professionally AND personally.  If it does not match, we will not recommend for you come to school. 

That is our policy! 

We want for you to have a successful and rewarding career in truck driving, just like you see with some our graduates below.

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