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Class A Commercial Driver's License Certificate (CDL)


Monday, January 23, 2023


Regional Transportation Training Center 103

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Looking to start a career in one of the fastest growing occupations? Hawkeye's 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 semi-tractor/trailers and virtual driving simulators. You must become proficient in every skill before testing.  As soon as proficiency tasks are met 2 times without instruction, you may test.  You have up to 6 weeks to become proficient.   Upon being proficient, you will take your DOT vehicle inspection, skills, and driving tests at Hawkeye to obtain your Class A CDL. You will receive daily training on your schedule, choose your times: morning 8:00am to 12:00pm, and/or afternoon 1:00pm to 5:00pm and/or evening 5:00pm to 9:00pm 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 additional fees are DOT drug test ($50-$100), DOT physical ($80-$180), CDL permit ($12) and CDL ($8).  For detailed instructions, click here.  

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