Program Application

Program Overview

The 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

Students wishing to participate in the CDL program 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 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 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