Beginning on February 7th, all new commercial driver license (CDL) applicants must have completed an approved Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) program before attempting the CDL test.
As a response to the new federal CDL training regulations, Alexandria Technical and Community College will be offering an approved ELDT program for students and businesses who operate their own tractor trailer. The program requires one week of evening instruction followed by online trucking theory instruction. Online training (35 Chapters) will be available the first day of class and is required to be completed within 30 days.
Upon completion of the instructional portion of the program, students will need to demonstrate hands-on proficiency with one of our instructors in order to take the CDL test at the DMV. Students should plan to practice their driving skills with their employer or business partner and attend our behind-the-wheel training prior to attempting their hands-on proficiency. Passing the hands-on proficiency means successful passage of the ELDT program’s training.
Virtual Group Training (Select one)
· September 12-15, 2022
· October 3-6, 2022
· November 7-10, 2022
· December 5-8, 2022
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
A Zoom meeting link will be sent to you via email.
** Online training will be available the first day of class and is required to be completed within 30 days.
· Valid Class D Driver’s License
· DOT Health Card
· Access to Private-owned truck for driving practice and behind the wheel training
· Prior experience driving a truck
· Pre-Trip Preparation
· 4 evenings virtual training via Zoom
· Online Theory Modules
· Customized behind the wheel plan
Bring to Class:
12-hours of group virtual classroom training
Approximately 80 hours of online coursework
Flexible behind the wheel training