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Hawkeye Community College offers DOT certified third party testing for individuals seeking to obtain a School Bus Commercial Driver's License.  There are three phases of the Bus CDL testing: Pre-Trip, Skills Test and Road Test; tests must be taken and passed in this sequence.  You must hold a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) for at least 14 days before you can complete the required Pre-Trip, Skills and Road tests.  It is recommended to schedule the test time upon receiving your CLP since Hawkeye must record your CLP information in Commercial Skills Test Information Management System (CSTIMS); verification takes at least two (2) business days. Note, you will not be able to test until 14 days have passed since the issuance of your CLP. Upon successful registration you will need to contact Hawkeye's Regional Transportation and Training Center (RTTC) to schedule your test date and time. We offer flexible scheduling every day of the week including evenings and weekends.  Failing any one test will require a re-test at the additional cost of $100 per testing occurrence. Individuals tests are available for purchase on our site under DMV Testing sub-category.  Upon successfully passing all three Bus CDL tests in the series you may obtain your Bus license at any driver's license issuance location. Please click on the links for the helpful study resources.  Pre-Trip Inspection Video, Pre-Trip Study Aid, Pre-Trip Manual, Skills Test Manual and Road Test Manual.  

Start date: 07/01/2016

Tuition: $300.00

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Hawkeye Community College offers DOT certified third party testing for individuals seeking to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL A).  There are three phases of the CDL testing: Pre-Trip, Skills Test and Road Test; tests must be taken and passed in this sequence.  You must hold a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) for at least 14 days before you can complete the required Pre-Trip, Skills and Road tests.  It is recommended to schedule the test time upon receiving your CLP since Hawkeye must record your CLP information in Commercial Skills Test Information Management System (CSTIMS); verification takes at least two business days. Note, you will not be able to test until 14 days have passed since the issuance of your CLP. Upon successful registration you will need to contact Hawkeye's Regional Transportation and Training Center (RTTC) to schedule your test date and time. We offer flexible scheduling every day of the week including evenings and weekends.  Failing any one test will require a re-test at the additional cost of $100 per testing occurrence. Individuals tests are available for purchase on our site under DMV Testing sub-category.  Upon successfully passing all three CDL tests in the series you may obtain your CDL at any driver's license issuance location. Please click on the links for the helpful study resources.  Pre-Trip Inspection Video, Pre-Trip Study Aid, Pre-Trip Manual, Skills Test Manual and Road Test Manual.

Start date: 07/01/2016

Tuition: $300.00

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DOT certified third party testing is available for individuals seeking to obtain a School Bus Commercial Driver's License. School Bus CDL testing has three phases: Pre-Trip, Skills Test, and Road Test. The tests must be taken and passed in this sequence to receive a Commercial Driver's License. After you've passed the knowledge test, obtained and held the Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) for at least 14 days you can take the School Bus Test 1: Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection.  You may schedule the test time upon receiving your CLP. You must have the CLP for 14 days before testing. Cost of each test is $100 per attempt. Failing any one test will require a re-test at the additional cost of $100 per testing occurrence.  You must provide a vehicle that is in good working order and is representative of the class of license you are applying for.  If you are unable to provide one please contact us for alternative arrangements.  A pre-trip vehicle inspection test is required to show the vehicle is safe to drive. You will have to walk around the vehicle and point to or touch each item and explain what you are checking and why. (You will not have to crawl under the hood of the vehicle.) Review section 11 in the Commercial Driver License Manual to prepare for and successfully pass the pre-trip vehicle inspection test.  You must successfully demonstrate all three components of the airbrake check as a part of the pre-trip vehicle inspection test . Prepare for this test by reviewing the information in section 11. If you do not pass the airbrake check and/or the pre-trip vehicle inspection test, you must register again for School Bus Test 1: Pre-Trip Vehicle inspection and make another appointment to retake the test. CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Memory Aid

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $100.00

More information online at:  DMV Pre-Trip Video



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DOT certified third party testing is available for individuals seeking to obtain a School Bus Commercial Driver's License. School Bus CDL testing has three phases: Pre-Trip, Skills Test, and Road Test. The tests must be taken and passed in this sequence to receive a Commercial Driver's License.  After you've passed the knowledge test, obtained and held the Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) for at least 14 days, passed the School Bus Test 1: Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection, you can take School Bus Test 2: Skills Test.  You may schedule the test time upon receiving your CLP, however, you will not be able take the test until you have had your CLP for 14 days.  Each test costs $100 per attempt.  Failing any one test will require a re-test at the additional cost of $100 per testing occurrence.  You must provide a vehicle that is in good working order and is representative of the class of license you are applying for.  If you are unable to provide one please contact us for alternative arrangements. Your basic control skills (maneuvering around cones and backing maneuvers) could be tested using one or more of the following exercises on our driving range: Straight line backing Offset back/right Offset back/left Parallel park (driver side) Parallel park (conventional) Alley dock See section 12 in the Commercial Driver License Manual for a description of the skills test exercises and scoring.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $100.00



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DOT certified third party testing is available for individuals seeking to obtain a School Bus Commercial Driver's License. School Bus CDL testing has three phases: Pre-Trip, Skills Test, and Road Test The tests must be taken and passed in this sequence to receive a Commercial Driver's License.  After you've passed the knowledge test, obtained and held the Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) for at least 14 days, passed the Bus Test 1: Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection, and the Bus Test 2: Skills Test, you can take the Bus Test 3: Road Test.  You may schedule the test time upon receiving your CLP, however, you must hold the CLP for 14 before you may test. Each test costs $100 per attempt.  Failing any one test will require a re-test at the additional cost of $100 per testing occurrence.  You must provide a vehicle that is in good working order and is representative of the class of license you are applying for.  If you are unable to provide one please contact us for other arrangements. During the road test you will drive over a test route that has a variety of traffic situations.  During the test you must: Drive in a safe and responsible manner Wear your safety belt Obey all traffic signs, signals, and laws Complete the test without an accident or moving violation. During the road test, the examiner will be scoring you on specific driving maneuvers as well as on your general driving behavior.  Directions will be given to you so you will have plenty of time to do what the examiner has asked.  You will not be asked to drive in an unsafe manner. Please see section 13 in the Commercial Driver License Manual for a description of the road driving test and scoring.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $100.00



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DOT certified third party testing is available for individuals seeking to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL A).  CDL testing has three phases: Pre-Trip, Skills Test, and Road Test. The tests must be taken and passed in this sequence to receive a Commercial Driver's License.  After you've passed the knowledge test, obtained and held the Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) for at least 14 days you can take CDL Test 1: Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection.  You may schedule the test time upon receiving your CLP. You must have the CLP for 14 days before you can test.  Each test costs $100 per attempt.  Failing any one test will require a re-test at the additional cost of $100 per testing occurrence.  You must provide a vehicle that is in good working order and is representative of the class of license you are applying for.  If you are unable to provide one please contact us for other arrangements.  A pre-trip vehicle inspection test is required to show the vehicle is safe to drive. You will have to walk around the vehicle and point to or touch each item and explain what you are checking and why. (You will not have to crawl under the hood of the vehicle.) Review section 11 in the Commercial Driver License Manual to prepare for and successfully pass the pre-trip vehicle inspection test.  You must successfully demonstrate all three components of the airbrake check as a part of the pre-trip vehicle inspection test. Prepare for this by reviewing the information in section 11. If you do not pass the airbrake check and/or the pre-trip vehicle inspection test, you must register again for CDL Test 1: Pre-Trip Vehicle inspection and make another appointment to retake the test. CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Memory Aid

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $100.00

More information online at:  DMV Pre-Trip Video



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DOT certified third party testing is available for individuals seeking to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL A). CDL testing has three phases: Pre-Trip, Skills Test, and Road Test; tests must be taken in this sequence.  All three must be passed in the required sequence to receive a Commercial Driver's License.  After you've passed the knowledge test, obtained and held the Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) for at least 14 days, passed the CDL Test 1: Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection, you are able to take the CDL Test 2: Skills Test.  You may schedule the test time upon receiving your CLP, however, you will not be able to test until you have held your CLP for 14 days.  Each test costs $100 per attempt.  Failing any one test will require a re-test at the additional cost of $100 per testing occurrence.  You must provide a vehicle that is in good working order and is representative of the class of license you are applying for.  If you are unable to provide one please contact us for otherarrangements. Your basic control skills (maneuvering around cones and backing maneuvers) could be tested using one or more of the following exercises on our driving range: Straight line backing Offset back/right Offset back/left Parallel park (driver side) Parallel park (conventional) Alley dock See section 12 in the Commercial Driver License Manual for a description of the skills test exercises and scoring.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $100.00



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DOT certified third party testing is available for individuals seeking to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL A). CDL testing has three parts: Pre-Trip, Skills Test, and Road Test. The tests must be taken and passed in this sequence to receive a Commercial Driver's License.  After you've passed the knowledge test, obtained and held the Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) for at least 14 days, passed the CDL Test 1: Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection and the CDL Test 2: Skills Test, you can take Test 3: Road Test.  You may schedule the test time upon receiving your CLP however, you will not be able to test until after 14 days of issuance. Cost of the each test is $100 per attempt. Failing any one test will require a re-test at the additional cost of $100 per testing occurrence.  You must provide a vehicle that is in good working order and is representative of the class of license you are applying for. If you are unable to provide one please contact us for alternative arrangements. During road test you will drive over a test route that has a variety of traffic situations. During the test you must: Drive in safe and responsible manner Wear your safety belt Obey all traffic signs, signals, and laws Complete the test without an accident or moving violation. During the road test, the examiner will be scoring you on specific driving maneuvers as well as on your general driving behavior. Directions will be given to you so you will have plenty of time to do what the examiner has asked. You will not be asked to drive in an unsafe manner. Please see section 13 in the Commercial Driver License Manual for a description of the road driving test and scoring.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $100.00



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