Center for Employment Education
6-Week Basic Driver Training - CDL A
This 6-week course is nationally certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute.
This course extensively guides students through vehicle systems, safety, and hands-on tractor-trailer driver training. Safe operating practices address procedures, extreme driving conditions and emergency maneuvers, trip planning, and log books.
Students take the road skills test in the same equipment used throughout the course.
Also included in this course is training in: (Certificate is received for each)
*First Aid/CPR/AED *DOT Regulations (49 CFR 172.704)
*Forklift *Entry Level Driver (49 CFR 380.503)
Each successful student receives a CDL A with double/triple trailer, tank vehicle, and hazardous material endorsements (with exception for individuals under age 21 years), along with Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) certificate of attainment.
Prerequisites: Age 19 (intrastate license only), Age 21 (interstate license) *(See 11/26/15 notice above), social security card, DOT physical - Medical Examiners Certificate, DOT drug test, drivers license for a minimum 1 year, and clean driving record.
To successfully complete this program and earn a PTDI certificate an individual must meet all of the training requirements which includes a minimum 70% GPA for all classroom curriculum and testing in addition to additional course certifications and commercial driver hands-on training and road test.
Commercial Truck Driving Courses
Our longer CDL A Truck Driving Courses are designed for individuals looking to make a professional career as a commercial driver. These instructor led classroom and hands-on courses offer preparation for obtaining your CDL permit and include pre-trip and extensive vehicle systems, safety, and road skills testing.
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"Six weeks is a ton of information but now I know it can be done. Thank you to the instructors for your patience!"
Tuition: $8,200 includes road test.
Books & Lab Fees: $160.00
DMV Fees: $115.00 (includes IA permit $15 & license fee $100.) If you are upgrading from a CDL C or B to a CDL A, the License Fee is only $15.
$500.00 deposit is required to enroll in the 6-week course.
Deposit will be applied to tuition and fees. In the event of cancellation, all fees will be deducted prior to any refund.
See CEE Catalog for details.
CDL permits must be held for 14 days after date of issuance before road skills test can be performed.
If you are applying for the 6-Week Basic Driver Training - CDL A, you must complete and submit the online application and questionnaire form.
Additional costs for all driver training courses: DOT Physical, DOT Substance Test, TSA (background check/fingerprinting) fees for HME, DMV Lifetime Driver History.
CEE does not provide room & board.
6-Week Basic Driver Training
CDL A schedule
Note: This course is only offered in Anchorage
No current classes available
To enroll you must submit a complete application, questionnaire, copy of Alaska Driver License, DMV Lifetime Driver History, Deposit, and verification of funding.
Enrolled applicants will be subject US DOT Medical Exam & Substance Screening at own cost prior to final acceptance.
*Effective November 26, 2015 - Commercial Driver License (CDL) Eligibility
A person under 21 years of age is not qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle transporting hazardous materials for which a placard is required (HazMat Endorsement), or a commercial vehicle used to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver (Passenger Endorsement).
This is an existing Federal Regulation that has been adopted by the State of Alaska effective 11/26/15.
This 6-wk Basic Driver CDL A course is recognized by the Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education (ACPE) for the Alaska Supplemental Education Loan.
This is not a FAFSA program. Skip that portion of the application process.
Additional information for funding can be found on our page financial aid .