Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

CDL-A Comprehensive Course: $1,600 tuition

Four CDL-A courses  are planned for the spring, summer and fall 2014 semesters. Classroom sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Room 502, McCarthy Hall, on the DSLCC main campus in Clifton Forge on the following dates:

Students will then to go to the DMV to take the written test and obtain their instructional permit. After obtaining an instructional permit and a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, students will arrange for a total of 12 hours of behind-the-wheel training (including two hours of pre-trip inspection instruction) with any of our four instructors (see below.) An instructor will accompany the student to the DMV to have the driving test administered. Please note: If the instructor determines that the student is not ready to take the driving test, the student may purchase additional behind-the-wheel training.

CDL-B to CDL-A Course: $1,050

This course is for students who have already obtained a CDL-A instructional permit or wish to upgrade from a CDL-B to CDL-A license, and also have obtained a Department of Transportation physical. Students must attend one Saturday classroom session where the pre-trip inspection part of the test will be covered (please call (540) 863-2863 or (540) 863-2919 to determine which day to attend). Following the classroom session, students will then be eligible for 12 hours of behind-the-wheel training (including two hours of pre-trip inspection instruction) with any of our four instructors (see below). An instructor will accompany the student to the DMV to have the driving test administered.

Please note: If the instructor determines that the student is not ready to take the driving test, the student may purchase additional behind-the-wheel training. There are no pre-requisites, but students should have good reading comprehension and writing skills. All tests are conducted in English. (Non-U.S. citizens may enroll, but must provide a copy of their citizenship status, such as an Alien Resident Card.)  *The tuition does not cover the cost of the Department of Transportation physical, which must be obtained before the class begins, or the cost of purchasing the CDL-A license. Students are welcome to go to their family physician for the DOT physical. (The DMV requires the physical exam before taking the written test for the CDL-A instructional permit)*Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check the web site at www.dslcc.edu to check on current fees.There are no pre-requisites, but students should have good reading comprehension and writing skills. All tests are conducted in English. This is a non-credit course, so there is no college credit associated with it and financial aid is not available through the College.

To register for the CDL course call the DSLCC Non-Credit Coordinator at (540) 863-2863. Tuition assistance is also available through Goodwill Industries. Call (540) 962-0893 for more information. *The tuition does not cover the cost of the Department of Transportation physical, which must be obtained before any behind-the-wheel training can begin, or the cost of purchasing the CDL-A license. Students are welcome to go to their family physician for the DOT physical. The physical must be obtained BEFORE students take the written exam for the CDL-A instructional permit at the DMV.

DSLCC CDL Instructors Garth Cartwright (540) 691-8887 (cell)Bill Tiffany (540) 958-0400 (cell)(540) 863-2919 (office)Dale Muterspaugh (540) 958-4194 (cell) (540) 862-5087 (home) Norma Preuit (304) 667-4673 (cell)

 

*CDL-A course schedules are subject to a minimum number of students being enrolled.For more information about the course, contact CDL Instructor Bill Tiffany at (540) 863-2919 or email him at btiffany@dslcc.edu. To register, contact the DSLCC Non-Credit Coordinator at (540) 863-2863 or email jclark@dslcc.edu.