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Program description

This 120-hour course is designed to familiarize the student with the skills required to obtain a Class B CDL driver’s license. Training includes pre-trip vehicle inspection, vehicle control, and on-road driving (required for skills testing).

This program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety as a CDL Driver Training School. 

Course outline

  • 40 hours minimum of classroom instruction.
  • 8 hours minimum of skills pad (maneuverability).
  • 8 hours minimum behind the wheel road training.
  • 14 additional hours behind the wheel practicing maneuverability skills or road skills.
  • 50 hours of combined time spent observing skills and working on the pre-trip inspection that is required to pass the state CDL test.

Other important information

Program admission requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s license
  • High school diploma or GED, or required test score in basic math, reading and comprehension
  • Pass a DOT physical and drug screen prior to start of class
  • Pass a basic permit test prior to start of class

A separate truck driving application is required (available online or in-person)

Program cost

$4,200 plus $200 non-refundable administrative fee


  • CDL learners permit
  • DOT physical and drug screen
  • Classroom materials
  • CDL state test
  • CDL license upon passing CDL testing

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 216-987-6000, option 1.

Upon completion, students receive

Tri-C achievement award and a certificate of completion from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Related programs/training

Click the link to learn more about Class B CDL Accelerated Training