Program description

This 160-hour course provides classroom and hands-on instruction in driver safety, transporting cargo, 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). The course also introduces students to CSA methodology for scoring carriers and drivers.

This program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety as a CDL Driver Training School and meets all federal ELDT requirements.


  • Industry-related equipment
  • Eaton AutoShift transmission
  • 10-speed manual transmission
  • Eaton VORAD® Collision Warning System
  • Small class sizes

Course outline

  • 40 hours minimum classroom instruction
  • 10 hours minimum behind-the-wheel range training
  • 10 hours minimum on the road training
  • 20 hours minimum combined road and range training (where needed)
  • 80 hours combined skills observation and pre-trip inspection practice.

Other important information

Admission requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license
  • High school diploma or GED diploma
  • Basic math, reading and comprehension skills
  • Pass DOT physical and drug screening
  • Pass basic CDL permit test

Program cost

$5,800 plus nonrefundable $200 administrative fee


  • CDL learner's permit
  • DOT physical and drug screen
  • Classroom materials
  • CDL state test
  • CDL license upon successful CDL exam completion

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 Ohio Department of Public Safety certificate of completion 

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