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Enrollment Requirements: NC Truck Driver Training School

Prior to registration for class, a student must meet and complete the following:

  1. Be able to read, write, and speak English at a level that permits the student to benefit from the course.  Must be a US citizen or permanent resident alien.
  2. Be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Have a valid driver's license and Social Security card.
  4. Pass and obtain a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical examination not more than 6 months prior to start of class.  This physical examination may be obtained from any outpatient clinic, urgent care center, or doctor's office.
  5. Obtain a valid North Carolina Class A CDL Learner's Permit.  A written test may be taken at your local DMV office consisting of general knowledge, air brakes, and combination vehicle tests.  You should study sections 1 - 3, and 5 - 6 of the North Carolina Commercial Driver License Handbook. For CDL Test Prep courses, check out our Community Development & Lifelong Learning offerings.
  6. Obtain a NC-DMV driving record not more than 3 months prior to the start of class or bring $8 to orientation.  Any of the following violations within 4 years of the start of class will prohibit a person from entering the program:
    • driving while impaired (DWI)
    • careless and reckless driving
    • hit and run
    • refusal to take a chemical test
  7. Complete and submit a TDT application form which must be in the office before the orientation date.
  8. Pass a DOT drug-screening test at a lab designated by the School.  Please bring $38 in cash on the day of orientation; the lab does not accept personal checks. Students will also be subject to random drug-screening testing for the duration of class.
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