CDL Program

Program Overview

The Class A CDL training lasts six weeks and is offered Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., preparing students to receive their CDL license along with a 180 hour certificate, exceeding the industry standard of 150 hours.

Financial Aid

Financial funding is approved for New River CTC’s CDL program through Workforce WV WIOA, Workforce HEAPS and WV Vocational Rehab. Qualifying students can complete the CDL Class A program at no charge.

Certification options include:

  • Commercial Learners Permit (CLP)
  • Class A license
  • Tanker endorsement
  • Doubles and Triples endorsement
  • Hazmat endorsement
  • School bus and passenger endorsement

The program features hands-on experience driving a truck with guaranteed small class sizes. Testing is provided on site.*

Helpful links

Program Application
CDL Fact Sheet
Start dates vary throughout the year.
How did I get a Commercial Drivers License?
Keep up to date with what’s new in the Commercial Drivers License program from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
WV DMV Manual

Career outlook

First year drivers earn an average of $40,000. Experienced drivers can earn between $60,000 and $100,000 per year. Some of our successful students enjoy employment with (but not limited to):

  • Schneider
  • Averitt
  • Pepsi
  • Budweiser
  • US Foods
  • Paschall
  • Werner
  • Coke
  • Sysco

The Class B CDL program provides the necessary training and seat time to obtain that license. Included in the course is school bus and passenger endorsement training.

Students interested in either of the CDL programs are required to complete a DOT physical and successfully pass a drug screening.

*Written tests as required by the DMV for the Class A and Class B CDL learner’s permit, and any endorsements, are completed at the DMV.

To apply for the CDL program, click here.

For more program information, contact:
Gloria Kincaid
Workforce Education Program Specialist