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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 Details

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.

Additional Offerings:

  • A passenger endorsement is also available for an additional $1,000.00, which includes training on passenger vehicles that hold more than 15 people. Examples of passenger vehicles are Greyhound Buses, Tour Buses, U Hauls, and a city buses.
  • 40-hour refresher training is also available for $1,000.00 if a person currently holds a current CDL license.


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 financial assistance, please contact the following State Workforce/Job Service Offices:


  • State of OhioBelmont County Ohio Means Jobs: 740.633.5627 – 302 Walnut St, Martins Ferry, OH 43935
  • Monroe County Ohio Means Jobs: 740.472.1602 – 100 Home Av, Woodsfield, OH 43793
  • State of West Virginia
  • Workforce West Virginia: 304.232.6280 – 1275 Warwood Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003


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.