Program description

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).

Course includes:

  • 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.

Program cost

$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

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