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Class A Commercial Driver's License Certificate (CDL)

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CourseGraphic Looking to start a career in one of the fastest growing occupations? Hawkeye’s six-week accelerated Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program is designed for adults who would like to train for a high-demand career in a short-term time frame. We train on 10 speeds and automatics. The program focuses on developing safe driving skills including backing, turning, and driving on rural and suburban roads. You will receive hands-on training using full-size semitrailers and virtual driving simulators. Upon completion, you will take your vehicle inspection, DOT skills, and driving tests at Hawkeye to obtain your Class A CDL. You receive individual training daily on your schedule, choose your times: morning 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., afternoon 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or evening 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Graduates can find employment in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, a truck driver, spotter, shag driver, and many more.

Must have CLP (Commercial Learner Permit) after you obtain your permit, you must register with FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse,, then you must pass a (DOT) long form physical and pre-employment DOT drug screening. Arrowhead Medical Center is Hawkeye's approved vendor for DOT pre-employment drug screening and may be used for DOT physical as well. Tuition pays for books and training and does not include a DOT drug test ($50-$100), DOT physical ($80-$150), and CDL permit ($12).  For detailed instructions, click here.

Class Details

30 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Mon

Regional Transportation Training Center

- Staff 

CEUs : 24



Please read:  Must pass DOT physical and pre-employment drug screening prior to starting class. Please request from Arrowhead Medical Center to notify Hawkeye Community College of your test results.



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 07/03/2020)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/26/2020 - 7/7/2020 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Waterloo, Regional Transportation Training Center  Map, Room: 109 - Staff 

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