CDL Class A
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CDL Class A

Tractor Trailer driving on winding mountain road

Class A Master Tractor Trailer Driver Program 

Participants must complete the DOT physical as prerequisites for admission and a drug test must be taken upon passing the CDL A permit, prior to behind the wheel vehicle training.

Enroll now in a CDL A training program with The CDL Schools partnered with Jefferson Community College.

This course is for those seeking to qualify for the Class A CDL Skills test. The curriculum prepares students to meet Theory and Behind the Wheel Vehicle training per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements. The curriculum is 192 hours in length and consists of three parts. The first part is 80 hours of Classroom, lab, and Learning Management System (LMS) instruction. Completion of this part leads to the ELDT Theory certification and Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). The second part is 110 hours of Behind the Wheel (BTW) vehicle instruction to prepare the student for FMCSA Range and Public Road ELDT proficiency requirements for the Class A CDL skills test (road test). The final portion of the program is allotted for 2 hours to complete the state Skills Test (road test). Preparation and scheduling for the CDL Skills test on a manual transmission vehicle is included. Cost of the license upgrade from Class D to Class A is not included.

Watertown Class:
May 20, 2024 – June 14, 2024 
Classes Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Class Location: Main Campus, JCC

Tuition: $9,495.00 (all-inclusive price)
Note: After passing their New York State CDL Skills test, the student will be responsible for paying the license fee directly to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Eligibility requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Lowville Class:
July 15, 2024 – August 9, 2024, Lowville, NY
Classes Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Class Location: Lewis County Education Center, 7395 East Road, Lowville, NY 13367

Tuition: $9,495.00 (all-inclusive price)
Note: After passing their New York State CDL Skills test, the student will be responsible for paying the license fee directly to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Eligibility requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.



Funding may be available for qualified applicants.

Disclosure: In partnership with Jefferson Community College, this program will be fully delivered by The CDL Schools. The CDL Schools is headquartered at 381 Broadway, Suite 15, Menands, NY 12204. There are no additional costs students are expected to incur as a result of enrolling in the educational program.