Requirements

Requirements 2019-06-10T15:00:07+00:00

General Requirements

Do you have what it takes to “run with the big dogs?”

  • Any person 18 years of age or older may obtain a CDL A with Truck America Training, but you must be 21 years old to qualify for job placement assistance. Any person between the age of 18 and 21 may obtain a Intrastate CDL (meaning he or she may only drive a Class A vehicle within the boundaries of his/her home state). Any person 21 or older is eligible for an Interstate CDL (meaning he or she can operate a Class A vehicle inside the US).
  • Must have held a valid driver’s license within the United States for at least one year.
  • Must have a High School Diploma/GED or you must pass a test to determine eligibility.
  • Must have the basic and fundamental skills to read, write and understand the English language in accordance with FMCSR regulations.
  • Must be able to read and understand highway traffic signs and signals.
  • Must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
  • Proof of State Residency – In order to get your Class A CDL, you’ll need to show that you are a resident in which state. The CDL exam is a state-level exam and licenses are issued through the state.
  • Evidence of a SSN – You will be asked to provide proof of a Social Security number by presenting official documents stating it. All SSN documents must be originals and unlaminated. Copies will not be accepted.
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Physical.
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Drug Screen – students must pass a drug screen on the first day of class.

DOT Physical & DOT Drug Screen Requirements