CDT Class Beginning Soon

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The COVID-19 response has shown the importance of the supply chain and those who deliver goods across the country. To address the high demand, UACCM’s Workforce Training and Community Education department is taking applications for the next group of students in the Commercial Driver Training (CDT) Program. 

The UACCM Commercial Driver Training class 160-hour training program. The classes will be completed from two to four weeks depending on the number of students enrolled and it they already have their permits. It is preferred that students already have their permits but not required. Upon completion of the program, students will be tested by the State Police or a third-party tester for their Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Tuition and fees will be at a discounted rate of $3,000 with payments plans available. Students are encouraged to get their CDL packet from their local Office of Motor Vehicles as well as the written and skills exams. These fees are not included in the costs of the course and will be the responsibility of the participants.

While UACCM classes remain online during these extraordinary times, the commercial driver training class will be conducted in person to ensure high-quality instruction. The University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt has approved the class as an exception to system policy and a UA Board of Trustees resolution, stating that the class involves “social distancing measures as have been prescribed by the Arkansas Department of Health.” 

The class will include only two students and the instructor. Students are encouraged to bring masks, as recommended by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control. Much of the course takes place at a skills pad, which decreases close contact between the instructor and students. The instructor will also diligently wipe down surfaces throughout instruction. 

Participants must be 18 years of age, and it is preferable they be at least 21 years old since many over-the-road trucking companies do not hire those under 21. Applicants must be able to pass a DOT physical, background check, and drug screening. Participants must be able to read and speak English sufficiently to meet the Department of Transportation regulations.

To apply, students must schedule an appointment with UACCM Workforce Training and Community Education by visiting https://uaccm.formstack.com/forms/cdt. Or they can call 501-977-2004.

Additional classes will be offered in the future, and students may apply for those classes at this time as well. For more information, contact Jessica Rohlman at 501-977-2004 or visit uaccm.edu/cdt/



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