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Commercial Driver's License: Class A Truck Driver Training

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Get your CDL license in as little as four weeks and get started on one of the most in-demand careers in the country. 

The CDL: Class A (E Restriction - Automatic Shift) Truck Driver Training curriculum teaches students how to inspect and operate tractor trailers and to assume driver responsibilities on the road and at pickup/delivery points. This program prepares students to sit for the Virginia CDL examination.

Emphasis is placed on the following:
  • vehicle inspections
  • defensive driving
  • range maneuvers
  • motor carrier safety regulations
  • trip planning
  • cargo handling
  • size/weight laws
  • general maintenance procedures
  • hours of service
  • accident prevention
Length: 160 Course Hours

Potential Certification:  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the CDL Class A License exam, administered by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

Tuition:  $6,000 Full Price; $2,000 FastForward WCG Price

Get College Funded! Financial aid, grants, and scholarships are available to students enrolling in workforce training programs and may pay up to 100% of tuition. Click here to learn more and apply.
Supplies and Fees:  Tuition includes cost of DOT physical and drug screen. Class A commercial learner's permit is the responsibility of the student.

This program is offered in partnership with Ancora Education, who will be your training provider.

Curriculum Requirements (must be obtained and provided to Ancora Training prior to the first class session):
  • Valid Virginia Driver's License.
  • Valid Medical Examiner's Certificate by passing a DOT physical.
  • Class A Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP).
    • Consists of 3 tests: General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and Combination (can be taken in 1-3 sessions).
    • Manual available at DMV to prepare for CLP.
    • Mobile prep apps include "CDL Prep" and "CDL Test".
  • DOT drug screen with negative results.
  • Driving record from DMV for the last 5 years (available online at
Register with Ancora Education to complete your curriculum requirements.
  • Payment vouchers provided for DOT physical and drug screen.
  • Registration is not complete until you create an account, log in, and complete your documentation.
  • Write down and keep your login information for classroom use.

Class Details

16 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Sat, Sun.  
  Weekly - Sat, Sun.  

Location : Frith Building Location : 
  Frith Building.

Instructor : Part Staff 



Please read:  I am enrolling in this class as part of the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG). Discount is pending availability of funds. As a condition to receiving a grant, I agree to the following terms and conditions as specified on this site: WCG Release Form.

FastForward Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) pays 2/3 of the cost of tuition: You pay 1/3 of tuition upon enrollment; the Commonwealth of Virginia pays 1/3 upon successful completion of the class; the final 1/3 is paid by the Commonwealth of Virginia when you earn the credential.



Registration Closes On
Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
4/20/2024 - 4/28/2024 Weekly - Sun, Sat 07:00 AM - 05:30 PM Martinsville, Frith Building  Map Part Staff  Lecture
5/4/2024 - 6/9/2024 Weekly - Sun, Sat 07:00 AM - 05:30 PM TBD Part Staff  Lecture

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