CDL trainings planned for fall 2021 at New River CTC

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New River Community and Technical College is offering a Class B CDL class in October along with a CDL learner’s permit class and a Class A course at the college’s Advanced Technology Center in Ghent this fall.

The Class B CDL course is scheduled to begin on Oct. 18, 2021. The two-week course gives students an opportunity to complete training and seat time to obtain the Class B CDL license with the school bus and passenger endorsement.

A Class A CDL course will start on Nov. 29, 2021. The six-week course provides 180 contact hours of training to prepare students for the driving test, and students are able to test on-site in the college’s truck on the last day of class.

CDL A and B courses are held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with testing available on-site on the last day of class.

The CDL learner’s permit class will be offered on Nov. 8, 2021, to prepare eligible students to take the CDL learner’s permit exam.

CDL students must have a valid-unrestricted driver’s license for a minimum of two years and obtain a Class A or B CDL learner’s permit at least two weeks prior to the start of class.

Visit for information on upcoming classes or to register for the course or contact Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101,

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.