This driver training is for those seeking a commercial drivers license (CDL), required to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). The course offers complete instruction from start to finish, with the goal to develop the knowledge and skills required to safely operate a CMV. NEW Federal Standards require that participants pass the General Knowledge, Combination Vehicle, and Air Brakes tests, AND obtain their CDL Learner's Permit prior to the start of class. The course includes training ranging from vehicle inspection, basic control of the vehicle and backing to defensive driving and hazard awareness. The course also meets the requirements for "Entry Level Driver Training" as outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration (FMCSA), (49 CFR § 380.503). The course is a combination of classroom, on-line, practice range and road time and provides flexible scheduling to meet the hours required.
Upon successful completion of the online portion of instruction and testing, an individual will obtain a commercial driver's license (class A, Class B or School Bus). Online portion of the class needs to be completed in a two - week time frame. Class meets for an informational meeting on the dates listed in Pappajohn Center Room 224 on the NIACC Campus. Cost is $495 and instruction is provided by Northland CDL