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Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Applicants who are 18-21 years of age are only allowed to drive intrastate (within state lines). Jobs for those who meet this criteria are very limited and are not readily available to students. A Class A CDL is not required to enroll in the course, but registered students must obtain a CDL permit. The temporary permit can be obtained at any Iowa drivers license station by passing the general knowledge test. The permit is required by law so students can drive with the instructors. In addition, students must have passed the air brakes test and the combination vehicle test at the Department of Motor Vehicles. A Department of Transportation long-form physical is required to take the course and usually required by potential employers.

A pre-employment drug test will be required before the start of the program, as mandated by federal regulations. Random testing may be required as well.

Costs:

  • Tuition: $3,300 (books included in tuition)
  • Drug Test: $50-$100 (depending on where it is conducted)
  • Physical: $80-$150 (depending on where it is conducted) Click here to download the form.
  • CDL Permit: $12 (issued at the drivers license station)

Tuition assistance is available. Contact us today and get on the road to a better job.