160 hours of classroom and hands-on training and testing provides instruction in driver safety, transporting cargo safety, air brakes, combination vehicles, tank vehicles, and hazardous materials. Training includes pre-trip vehicle inspection, vehicle control, and on-road driving (required for skills testing).
40 hours classroom instruction
10 hours CDL permit testing preparation
40 hours minimum actual behind-the-wheel time that combines skills training (maneuverability) and road training.
70 hours of combined time spent observing skills, working on the Pre-Trip Inspection that is required to pass the state CDL test, plus the actual state CDL test itself.
Other important information:
- 18 years of age
- Valid Ohio driver’s license
- Must pass DOT physical/drug screen prior to training
- High school diploma or GED required
A separate Truck Driving application is required (available online or in person).
This program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety as a CDL driver training school.
$5,295 plus non-refundable $200 administrative fee
Financial aid eligibility
This program is not Federal Financial Aid/Pell Eligible.
Scholarships, payment plans, and other financial aid options may be available. For more information, call 216-987-3075
Upon completion students receive
A Tri-C Achievement Award and a certificate of completion from the Ohio Department of Public Safety
Learn more about Class A CDL Truck Driver Training.