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Class A Commercial Driver's License Certificate (CDL)

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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. We have implemented Entry Level Driver Training.  You must become proficient in every skill before testing.  Proficient is completion of a task 3 times without instruction.  Upon completion, you will take your vehicle inspection, DOT skills, and driving tests at Hawkeye to obtain your Class A CDL. You receive daily training on your schedule, choose your times: morning 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and/or afternoon 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and/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. There are many steps before you register, call 319-296-4286 to get those steps. Must have (prior to class) CLP (Commercial Learner Permit) after you obtain your permit, you must register with FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse,,  Then you must send an email to or call 319-296-4286 to get the next steps before registering. 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 - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Regional Transportation Training Center

- Staff 

CEUs : 24



Please read:  Must pass DOT physical and pre-employment drug screening prior to starting class. Please request MercyOne Occ. Health CF to notify Hawkeye Community College of your test results.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/30/2022, 06/20/2022, 07/04/2022)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/23/2022 - 7/6/2022 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Waterloo, Regional Transportation Training Center  Map, Room: 103 - Staff 

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