Essex Community College CDL Training

Introduction to Community College of Baltimore County Essex
Commercial Vehicle Operator A Class, Continuing Education Certificate

CCBC's Commercial Vehicle Operator A Class program prepares students to test for the Maryland CDL-A license. Students will also be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Plus, students will be awarded various CDL certificates (e.g. Defensive Driving and New Driver Training).

What are the CCBC CDL-A Course Requirements and Length?

The Maryland MVA's CDL-A licensing exam is taken after the course. It includes pre-trip inspections, range maneuvers, and completion of a road test of 14+ miles.

Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 21 (commercial drivers must be 21 years of age to drive across state lines)
  • Recommended: High School Diploma or GED (highly preferred, but not required)
  • Students must have a Maryland Class C Driver's license in order to register for the CDL-A Class Course.
  • A DOT Physical Card is also required. Note: CCBC offers an optional Learner's Permit Preparation course to help students to prepare to write the MD CDL Learner's Permit test.

Program Length:

  • CDL- A: 280 hours
  • Courses are offered at Security Square Mall in partnership with North American Trade Schools.
  • LP Prep (optional): 2 weeks
  • Weekday (M-Th) courses last 10 weeks.
  • Weekend (F-Sa) courses last 20 weeks

How to Apply for the CCBC CDL-A Program

To apply, go to CCBC and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application. An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Provisional Entry – Valid Maryland Class C Driver's license and DOT Physical Card required at registration.

Essex Community College Location

  • Essex Community College location

    Essex Community College
    7201 Rossville Boulevard
    Baltimore, MD 21237
    443-840-5835

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