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Commercial Driver's License Training

Learn to drive a truck! Our program teaches students to safely operate trucks and gives them a working knowledge of the trucking industry and its regulations.

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What is Commercial Driver's License Training?

Complete vehicle training will prepare you for an entry-level position in the trucking industry. Once you complete the course, you will be awarded a certificate. The training course can be completed in four weeks by attending full-time, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Classes begin twice a month, every month except December.

This program is designed for individuals with little or no commercial driving experience. Our training course includes everything you will need. The benefits include:

  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical/Drug Screen
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Learner's Permit
  • Department of Transportation Rules and Regulations
  • Kentucky CDL Manual
  • Map Reading Assistance
  • Trip Planning Guidelines
  • CDL Road Test

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Additional Information

You may register at any time; however, class size is limited. Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Training is scheduled around holidays and interruptions caused by weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Entry Requirements

A high school diploma or GED is not required, however you must:

  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • Be 18 years of age*
  • Be able to meet the Federal DOT physical requirements
  • Have a valid driver's license at the time of registration

* You may be accepted into the training course if you are 18 and over, but limited job placement assistance is available if you are under the age of 21.

Costs and Fees

  • 160 Hour Tractor/Trailer Driver Training
  • $4,500 tuition effective July 1, 2022. This includes DOT physical, drug screen, CDL manual, classroom and road training. Tuition does not include these student fees to the circuit clerks 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, money order, credit card, bank check (no personal checks)
  • Funding available through WIOA (see below)
  • Funding not available through Gateway

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The WIOA could help you pay for your CDL training. Contact the Kentucky Career Center to see if you qualify.

Length of Program

August-December 2023 CDL Schedule
Start Date End Date
Wednesday, July 5 Tuesday, August 1
Tuesday, July 18 Tuesday, August 15
Monday, July 31 Monday, August 28
Monday, August 14 Monday, Sept 11
Monday, August 28 Monday, Sept 25
Monday, Sept 11 Monday, October 6
Monday, Sept 25 Friday, October 20
Monday, October 9 Friday, November 3
Tuesday, October 23 Friday, November 17
Monday, Nov 6 Thursday, Dec 5

There will be no classes on August 4, September 4, and November 23-24.

Class size is limited. Contact Donna Krumpelman at (859) 442-1176 or to determine if there is space available in the class you want to attend.

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Donna Krumpelman

Commercial Driver's License Training

Office Coordinator - Workforce Solutions

(859) 442-1176