How to Get a CDL After February 7th, 2022
Understanding the Lingo
Entry Level Driver Training
Commercial Drivers License
Commercial Learners Permit
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Training Provider Registry
Behind the Wheel
Department of Motor Vehicles
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT)
Choose the option below that best describes your current situation to see how to move forward under the new Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) training requirements.
All training must be provided by an authorized training provider who has a current listing on the Training Provider Registry (TPR). A list of Registered Training Providers in your area can be found here: https://tpr.fmcsa.dot.gov/Search
--I haven’t started the process yet. What are the steps I need to take?
Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) Theory
There are different courses for Class A and Class B, Passenger (P) Endorsement, HAZMAT (H) Endorsement, and School Bus (S) Endorsement. Make sure you are enrolling in the correct program
This can be done online or in person
Training must be conducted by a training provider registered with the Training Provider Registry (TPR)
Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP)
Go to your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), take the required permitting exams, and get issued a Commercial Learners Permit (CLP)
Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) Behind the Wheel (BTW)
Enroll in a program for Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) Behind the Wheel (BTW)
This program must be provided by a training provider registered with the Training Provider Registry (TPR)
Road exams must be scheduled and conducted by your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Third-Party Administrator
Commercial Driver’s License
After passing a road exam, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will issue you a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)!
Drivers wishing to add the above listed Endorsements will be required to attend the following training:
Passenger: Theory, Behind the Wheel
School Bus: Theory, Behind the Wheel
All training must be completed before the driver can be scheduled to take a road exam.
HAZMAT: Theory Only
A road exam is not required when adding a HAZMAT Endorsement, so theory training must be completed and verified before taking the written exam at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to add the Endorsement.