Truck Driving Academy – CDL Training
The Truck Driving Academy offers a comprehensive program that exceeds maximum state requirements for obtaining a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License). Highly qualified, experienced instructors will provide the most comprehensive, affordable training in the state. Students will receive practice time behind the wheel from state-certified instructors, licensed with the Ohio Division of Public Safety, and with a minimum of three years’ experience.
The Truck Driving Academy will provide 160 hours of theoretical and practical instruction, which includes 40-hours of classroom instruction, for the purpose of truck driving training. Over-the-road training will be conducted on roads and highways within a 100-mile radius of St. Clairsville, Ohio.
The CDL course is a Four-week, Monday-Friday, full-time day course. A new class starts every Monday, from 7:30a.m. to 6:30p.m.
The total cost for the Commercial Driver’s License Class A or B is $4,750.00.
Class A license
A “Class A license” includes training on any combination vehicle such as a semi-tractor trailer (doubles, triples, tankers) and includes hazmat endorsements ($4,750.00).
Class B license
A “Class B vehicle license” includes training on tankers, dump trucks, and box vans. The Class B license is included in the Class A program at no additional cost.
Fees included in the $4,750.00 price are a physical exam, drug screening, permit pack, truck rental, hazmat fingerprinting, CDL driver exam, and new CDL Commercial Driver’s License. In addition, the tractor and equipment are provided for practice.
Note: if a student wishes to complete the Class A, Class B, and Passenger Endorsement CDL training, the training time will extend to a 5-week class.
How to Register
For information during regular business hours (8:00am – 4:30pm) or to register, please call the Workforce Development Department at Belmont College at 740-699-3869 or Toll Free at 800.423.118. For information after hours and on weekends, please call Doug Edwards at 937-725-9300.
For financial assistance, please contact the following State Workforce/Job Service Offices:
Notification of registration
A student is considered registered for a class upon receipt of their registration form and payment. Every student may consider his/herself registered and the class going as scheduled unless they receive notification from the Belmont Truck Driving Academy.