Commercial Truck Driving

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

The Commercial Truck Driving certificate program provides basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operations. The program is based on the definition of a truck driver as one who operates a commercial motor vehicle of all different sizes and descriptions on all types of roads. At the completion of the program, the student is administered the Georgia CDL Skills Exam. The costs associated with the exam are a part of the program cost.

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Students must be 18 years of age (21 for interstate travel).
  2. Complete and submit the admissions application along with the $25 non-refundable application fee ($10 for returning students).
  3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended. Transcripts must arrive to the college in a sealed envelope in order to be considered official.
  4. Schedule the ACCUPLACER placement exam and achieve appropriate test scores or you may:
    • Provide acceptable placement test results from another postsecondary institution.
    • Provide a transcript from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution documenting successful completion (a grade of “C” or better) in equivalent, program level English and Math courses.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Must have a current valid Driver’s License
  2. Must not have than eight (8) points on your driving record.
  3. Must not have more than three (3) moving violations with the last three (3) years.
  4. No DUI or DWI within the past seven (7) years.
  5. Must not have more than two (2) serious traffic violations (as defined by the Commercial Driver’s manual from the Department of Driver Services) within the last three (3) years and no more than three (3) serious traffic violations within the last seven (7) years.
  6. Must not have more than one (1) major traffic violation (as defined by the Commercial Driver’s manual from the Department of Driver Services).
  7. Must have a Class A learner’s permit to enroll in the Commercial Truck Driving program.

**The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates commercial driver licensing and requires a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug test in addition to a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report prior to the issuance of a Georgia Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Furthermore, random drug testing is required during the course of the Commercial Truck Driving Program (FMCSA Regulations 382.305 and 391, subpart E).

Entrance Requirements

Next Generation ACCUPLACER® minimum scores: Reading 218, Writing 222, Arithmetic 223