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Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Certificate

The Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Certificate program is a competency-based 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 $24,300 $39,400 $46,900

Source: 2022 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. Classes meet Monday – Friday from 8:00am –3:00pm.

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

Cost: $1,399


Register online for Class B CDL or call 319-296-4286 to register.

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Contact Information

Transportation Manager

Celeste Turner
319-296-2329, ext.1335
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Business & Community Education

Regional Transportation Training Center
6433 Hammond Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701

Email the Regional Transportation and Training Center

Hammond Avenue Bridge over Sink Creek, south of Orange Road is closed. Please use an alternate route.

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