Prince George’s Community College trains and tests student drivers to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). At completion, students will be licensed to drive all commercial Class A (tractor-trailer) and B trucks (straight trucks, passenger and school buses, dump and concrete mixer trucks, and utility vehicles). Other endorsements such as Hazmat, Tanker, and Double and Triple Trailer can be added later or at time of obtaining learner’s permit. Courses consist of classroom instruction, hands-on training, license testing, and job placement assistance.
For the two-part CDL-A coursework, topics covered include:
For admission into the CDL-A program, students must:
Visit the website to see all federal requirements and peruse CDL permit practice exams online. The cost of tuition is approximately $3,700, not including external testing and licensing feeds. Student loans are available via FAFSA.
Prince George's Community College
301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774
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