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Entry Level Driver Training Courses
Enrollment for the ELDT Courses

$500.00 deposit is required to enroll in the ELDT courses unless otherwise noted below.  The deposit will be applied to the tuition and fees. In the event of cancellation, all fees will be deducted prior to any refund.  See CEE Catalog for details.

CEE Fee: DOT Substance Test $70.00

Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) must be held for 14 days after date of issuance before a road skills exam can be performed.

To apply for a course, you must complete and submit the online application and select from the drop-down for the course, location and date.

Additional out-of-pocket direct costs for all driver training courses: DOT Physical, TSA HME Threat Assessment, DMV Commercial License Permit (CLP) and Commercial Driver License (CDL) fees.

CEE does not provide room and board or job placement.

Note: Any portion of these courses previously attended at another training provider must be verified in the FMCSA Training Provider Registry (TPR) before registration can be completed.
This theory course is training to meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for new entry level drivers getting their commercial driver license, CDL A or CDL B. Curriculum topics include basic operation, safe operating practices, advanced operating practices, vehicle systems and reporting malfunctions, and non-driving activities, all are covered in detail, per 49 CFR 380, Appendix A & Appendix B.

This course requires an overall minimum score of 80% on the theory assessment. Individuals who do not meet the minimum score must seek additional training until a successful score is reached in order to attend Behind-the-Wheel skills training.

Prerequisites: Commercial Learners Permit (CLP IA or IB)

Tuition: 
In-person (7-day) course: $1,100.00    Book: $60.00   
Online course: $250.00
Please select the preferred course on the application.

DOT Substance Test: $70.00 (required prior to attending BTW course)
ELDT CDL A Behind-the-Wheel Skills Training
This hands-on skills course covers both range and street driving activities that the entry level driver training regulations specify for Class A vehicles. Range activities include pre-trip inspections, backing maneuvers, and coupling & uncoupling. Street driving activities include vehicle controls, shifting, communications, visual search, speed and space management, hazard perception, railroad crossing, hours of service, emergencies, and safe driver behavior.

This course requires a driver-trainee's proficiency in BTW skills in order to take the CDL road skills exam.

Prerequisites: see above prerequisites for all commercial driving courses.

Tuition$7,500.00 (includes Road Skills Exam)  DOT Substance Test: $70.00
Commercial Driver License (CDL) Road Skills Exam
The ELDT regulations require that a driver-trainee must pass the Theory Course with a minimum score of 80% and successfully demonstrate proficiency in BTW skills training both verified in the FMCSA TPR database, prior to being administered a CDL road skills exam.

Individuals who do not meet both requirements must participate in additional training as necessary to meet the requirements under entry-level-driver training regulations.

CDL Road Skills Exam Fee: 
  • $200.00 (student provided commercial vehicle)
  • $550.00 (CEE commercial vehicle)
ELDT Passenger Bus Theory Course
This theory course is training to meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for new entry level drivers getting their commercial driver license CDL B or CDL C with Passenger Endorsement. All required topics are covered in detail, per 49 CFR 380, Appendix C.

This course requires an overall minimum score of 80% on the theory assessment. Individuals who do not meet the minimum score must seek additional training until a successful score is reached in order to attend Behind-the-Wheel skills training.

Prerequisites: Commercial Learners Permit (CLP IB or IC with Passenger Endorsement)

Tuition: 
In-person (3-day) course: $500.00    Book: $40.00      
Online course: $200.00
Please select the preferred course on the application.

DOT Substance Test: $70.00 (required prior to attending BTW course)

Note: Individuals who do not currently hold a commercial driver license must attend the ELDT Theory and BTW for a CDL A/B with successful completion and verified in the FMCSR TPR database prior to enrollment.
ELDT Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) Theory Course
This theory course is training to meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for obtaining a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) on a Commercial Driver License. This course requires an overall minimum score of 80% in order to take the written Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) test at DMV. All required topics are covered in detail, per 49 CFR 380, Appendix E.

Passing this course is required before DMV will allow you take the written hazardous materials endorsement test.

Tuition:
In-person (8-hr) course  $250.00   Book: $40.00
Online course: $200.00
Please select the preferred course on the application.
Anchorage
Accepting Applications for

Theory Courses 
CDL A & B
Endorsements P & H
Online courses - open enrollment
In-person - by appointment

Driver BTW Skills
Note: Training is Mon-Thurs
By appointment
Must provide ELDT Theory course completion certificate(s).

​Fairbanks
Not available at this time

To enroll you must submit a complete application and provide a copy of current Alaska driver license, Deposit, and verification of funding.

You must obtain your Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) prior to course.

Enrolled applicants will be subject to US DOT Medical Exam & Substance Screening at your cost prior to final acceptance.
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Theory (Classroom or Online) for Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT):
Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) for Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT):
Prerequisites for all commercial driving hands-on skills courses:
  • Successful completion of the ELDT Theory course verified in the FMCSR TPR database.
  • Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) for class of license that you will be training in with applicable endorsements (IA, IB, or IC)
  • DOT drug screening $70.00 (scheduled by CEE prior to start of training)
  • Verification from FMCSR Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse of no violations
  • DOT Medical Examiners Certificate (by approved facility listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners)

ELDT CDL B Behind-the-Wheel Skills Training
This hands-on skills course covers both range and street driving activities that the entry level driver training regulations specify for Class B vehicles. Range activities include pre-trip inspections, backing maneuvers, and coupling & uncoupling. Street driving activities include vehicle controls, shifting, communications, visual search, speed and space management, hazard perception, railroad crossing, hours of service, emergencies, and safe driver behavior.

This course requires a driver-trainee's proficiency in BTW skills in order to take the CDL road skills exam.

Prerequisites: see above prerequisites for all commercial driving courses.

Tuition$5,500.00 (includes Road Skills Exam)  DOT Substance Test: $70.00
ELDT CDL B Passenger Behind-the-Wheel Skills Training
This hands-on skills course covers both range and street driving activities that the entry level driver training regulation specify for Class B Passenger vehicles. Range activities include pre-trip inspections, and backing maneuvers. Street driving activities include vehicle controls, shifting, communications, visual search, speed and space management, hazard perception, railroad crossing, hours of service, emergencies, and safe driver behavior. This course requires a driver-trainee's proficiency in BTW skills in order to take the CDL road skills exam.

Prerequisites: see above prerequisites for all commercial driving courses.

Tuition$3,100.00 (includes Road Skills Exam)  DOT Substance Test: $70.00

Note: CEE's bus is an automatic with airbrakes
ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training) Theory Course – CDL A and CDL B
ELDT CDL C Passenger Behind-the-Wheel Skills Training
This hands-on skills course covers both range and street driving activities that the entry level driver training regulation specify for Class C Passenger vehicles. Range activities include pre-trip inspections, and backing maneuvers. Street driving activities include vehicle controls, shifting, communications, visual search, speed and space management, hazard perception, railroad crossing, hours of service, emergencies, and safe driver behavior. This course requires a driver-trainee's proficiency in BTW skills in order to take the CDL road skills exam.

Prerequisites: see above prerequisites for all commercial driving courses.

Tuition$1,500.00 (includes Road Skills Exam)  
DOT Substance Test: $70.00 (exception if driver is currently in a qualified DOT drug and alcohol testing program)

Note: Student must provide vehicle for training/testing