Follow these steps to enroll in the Truck Driving Program.
Do you meet the prerequisites?Step 1
Must be at least 21 years of age or 18 with two (2) years’ experience as a licensed driver. If under 21, you may only drive within your state of residence.
Must have no physical impairments that would interfere with their ability to drive a CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle) as outlined in the FMCSR (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations). Certain medications are also prohibited. You can call the WV DOT @ 304.347.5935 to determine medical eligibility.
Must hold a valid driver’s license in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, or Pennsylvania.
Must not have more than six (6) points against your driving record. It is the responsibility of the applicant to furnish a certified original copy of his/her lifetime Department of Motor Vehicle record prior to final acceptance.
Must not have been convicted of any of the following crimes:
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs within the past year.
- Transporting drugs.
- Leaving the scene of an accident during the year prior to enrollment.
- Using a vehicle to commit a serious crime.
- Be convicted of a felony offense during the year prior to enrollment.
- Note: These are minimum CDL requirements. Company hiring policies may be more stringent. It is advisable to discuss personal situations with an instructor.
What to do nextStep 2
Visit the program any Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. to complete the interview process. You can contact the instructor via email from the Truck Driving program’s page on our website.
If you do not possess a high school diploma, HISET, TASC™, or GED®: Take the TABE (basic skills test) to evaluate your academic (reading, math, etc.) skills. Call the Jill S. Weekely Learning Center to schedule your test. 304-754-9712
Fill out an application and pay the registration fee.
Schedule and pass a Department of Transportation approved physical examination and drug screen. After passing the physical, a copy must be sent to Charleston along with a CDL application from the DMV. See Instructor’s site for complete details: jrtitruckdriving.wordpress.com.
Final stepsStep 3
Students will be permitted to begin after the tuition for the class has been paid or arrangements have been verified in writing from a sponsoring agency.
The Pell Grant is not available for the Trucking Driving program. However, students may be eligible for a Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student (HEAPS) Grant.
There is no refund for the registration fee, textbooks or tools.
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