Program Application

Program Overview

The Class A CDL program is a six-week program offered Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm that prepares students to receive their CDL license along with a 180 hour certificate.

Certification options include:

  • 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.*

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 wishing to participate in either of the CDL programs are required to have a valid-unrestricted driver’s license for a minimum of two (2) years. Additionally, students must also obtain a Class A or Class B CDL learner’s permit before the first day of class, and successfully pass a drug screening.

Start dates vary throughout the year.

*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:

Gary Shrewsbury
CDL Instructor
Phone: 304-929-3318
gshrewsbury@newriver.edu

Brian Sampson
Workforce Education Program Specialist
Phone: 304-929-5009
bsampson@newriver.edu

Gloria Kincaid
Workforce Education Program Specialist
Phone: 304-763-6101
gkincaid@newriver.edu