Below outlines the three simple steps required to begin your new life as a commercial licensed driver and enroll in our school. You are encouraged to attend our free no-obligation orientation every Tuesday at 3 pm. Check the 2013 School Calendar for further details.
* Must be at least 18 yrs. of age * Present either high school diploma, G.E.D or pass the ability to benefit exam. * Must first possess a valid Class C driver license. * Pass a DOT physical exam * Successfully pass the DMV written exams( Study the California CDL book)
A- General Knowledge (Section 1 & 2 of Commercial Handbook) B- Air Brakes (Section 5 of Commercial Handbook) C- Combination Vehicles( Section 6 of Commercial Handbook) D- If testing for the bus then Passengers ( Section 4 of Commercial Handbook)
* Depending on each individual case you may be required to take a portion of the Class C exam.
(These agencies may be able to help with tuition costs)
* Check 2013 School Calendar for first available start date * Attend class for desired commercial license program (Class A or B truck training or Class B for Bus training) * Practice, practice and practice
* Complete DMV operation tests with a passing grade * Pre - trip inspection ( Class A) * Air brake test- no errors * Road test * Skills test
Upon passing results of the listed tests you will receive your program completion certificate from Academy of Truck Driving and a CA state issued commercial driver license. You are now classified as a "Professional Driver".