Lake Land College CDL Training

CBI - Commercial Truck Driver Training

Class A CDL Course

The Commercial Driver’s License Class A Program is designed to teach the basics of driving, backing, logging, and DOT regulations that pertain to commercial vehicle operators of combination vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating in excess of 26,001 pounds.

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition $3,500.00
  • DOT Physical & Drug Screen performed at an authorized location
  • CDL Permit Fee $50.00

Payment

  • Payments can be made by using credit card, cash, money order, personal check, grant voucher, or FACTS payment plan prior to the start of training.
  • WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunities Act)
  • IVG (Illinois Veterans Grant) / GIB (Montgomery or Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • ERBA (Embarras River Basin Authority)

Course Overview

  • Classroom: 40 hours covering CDL permit study, map reading, logging and trip planning, and DOT regulations
  • Yard and Road: 120 hours covering pre-trip inspections, backing movements, and control and safe driving of the vehicle on the road

At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to test at the Secretary of State Facility for your Class A CDL.

Requirements

  • Hold a valid license for your state of residency
  • Must be over 21 years old for interstate commerce
  • Must be 18 years old for intrastate (in state only)
  • Able to read, write, and speak the English language sufficiently to interact with law enforcement personnel and comply with road signs and rules
  • Pass a DOT physical and drug screen

Additional Information

  • Students can be licensed in Illinois or Indiana depending on residency
  • Two locations are available (Mattoon and Marshall)
  • Day classes run from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (4 Weeks)
  • Night classes run from 5:00PM- 9:00PM (8 Weeks)

Lake Land College Location

  • Lake Land College location

    Lake Land College
    5001 Lake Land Blvd.
    Mattoon, IL 61938
    217-238-8239

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