Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Certificate

The Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Certificate program is a self-paced program tailored to your needs. You progress through the program as you master the content. This program will teach you how to operate trucks that require a Class B CDL license, which include vehicles such as concrete mixer trucks, snow plows, delivery trucks, moving vans, garbage trucks, tow trucks, buses, and emergency vehicles. You will develop skills in backing, turning, and safe driving on both rural and suburban roads and become proficient in vehicle inspections. Your training will include individual and classroom instruction and hands-on driving using simulators and full-size dump trucks.

Career Opportunities

Class B CDL truck drivers are in demand and work in many industries including concrete, waste removal, earthmoving, and excavating.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry  Average  Experienced 
Light Truck and Delivery Service Drivers $21,000 $33,100 $39,100

Source: 2020 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Hawkeye Community College cannot guarantee employment or promotion.

Admission Requirements

Prior to starting, you must pass and pay for a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and pre-employment drug screening. You must also obtain your Class B CDL permit with air brakes test from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV provides practice tests you may access online to prepare for your permit.

Course Information

Schedule: A new class begins every other Monday. Training is flexible and continuous to meet your needs. Train at a time convenient for you. The training center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am–9:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am–1:00pm.

Location: Classroom, virtual driving training, and driving training will be held at Hawkeye's Regional Transportation Training Center.

Cost: $1,999. Includes books. Does not include the cost of the DOT physical, DMV tests, pre-employment drug screening, or the Class B CDL permit or license. This program is not eligible for federal student aid, but financial assistance may be available to individuals that qualify.


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