Our Truck Driving program is a customized series of courses that meet Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements. We are currently offering Class A and Class B CDL programs.
Class A: This license is considered the “universal” CDL, providing the opportunities for driving several different types of commercial trucks and tractor trailers weighing over 10,000 pounds.The first class of our Class A CDL program is our online Theory course. This course prepares you to take your permit exam. Your permit is required prior to any on-road training here at LSC. The next class is the Range/Skills course. In this course you will learn how to maneuver a large combination vehicle in confined spaces, including backing skills on our driving range. Once you are proficient in the Range/Skills course, you will finish with the Road course.
Additional information can be found here: Class A CDL Student Information Packet
Class B: This license also allows operation of different types vehicles such as straight trucks and dump trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more and a towing capacity of no more than 10,000 pounds. Class B vehicles do not typically have a trailer. The first class of our Class B CDL program is our online Theory course. This course prepares you to take your permit exam. Your permit is required prior to any on-road training here at LSC. The next class is the Range/Skills course. In this course you will learn how to maneuver a large straight vehicle (automatic transmission only) vehicle in confined spaces, including backing skills on our driving range. Once you are proficient in the Range/Skills course, you will finish with the Road course.
Additional information can be found here: Class B CDL Student Information Packet
More information about the training schedule, additional costs (textbook, drug screenings, DOT physical, etc.) and expectations will be offered during orientation on the first virtual meeting of your Theory class.
Required courses to complete the CDL Program:
CDL Theory: 100% Online Course thru CECT D2L: https://cect.learn.minnstate.edu/
CDL Range/Skills: Coordinated between lead instructor and student, attendance mandatory.
CDL Road: Coordinated between lead instructor and student, attendance mandatory.
Students must be able to pass and possess the following:
- Driving Record: No major driving violations in the previous five years
- DOT physical
- Pass a drug/alcohol screening
Emergency Response Training Center
11501 Hwy 23
Duluth, MN 55808
Our Fall Class A CDL courses are full at this time. If you'd like to be notified of our Spring schedule, please add yourself to our waitlist below.
Your driving record must be reviewed and approved 10 days prior to the start of your class. Please fill out this Vehicle Use Agreement and Consent to Obtain Driving Record(s) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your driver's license.
If a class is not listed below, or it’s not offered at this time, let us know which class interests you. We’ll contact you when it’s available.
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Cancellations: The college reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment; payment is then automatically refunded. If we have to cancel your class, you can request a full refund of your tuition or transfer to another course of your choice, space permitting.
To Register: Click on a program category above and select your class, or use the "search" feature at top of page.
Refund Policy: (Also applies to purchase orders) Full refunds will be given to any student/company canceling within the required timeframe set for each class. Typically the timeframe is 3, 7, or 14 business days. For specific timeframe please check the class description. Student and/or companies will incur all charges with no refund if student does not drop the course within the required timeframe.