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Commercial Driver Training

The UACCM Commercial Driver Training Program is a four-week, 160 hour training program.

Qualifications

Program participants must be at least 18 years of age and be able to pass a DOT physical, background check, and drug screening. Participants must be able to read, speak, and comprehend the English language sufficiently to meet the Department of Transportation regulations. Participants may need to be available for some evening on the road training.

Upon Completion of the Program

Students will be tested by the State Police or a third party tester for their Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Application Process

Application for this program must be made in person. Please set up an appointment with Jessica Rohlman by calling 501-977-2004.

Financial Assistance Available

FSSF Commercial Driver Training Scholarship

The Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund, Inc. Commercial Driver Training Scholarship is an award of up to $3000 (subject to available funds).  The scholarship has been created to assist individuals that want to enhance their employment opportunities by gaining a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The total number of awards are limited each year and very competitive.  Participants interested in applying for the scholarship must meet all eligibility requirements listed below:

  • Participants must complete an application for the CDT program at UACCM.
  • Participants must demonstrate financial need by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial need is determined by a formula applied consistently to all applicants. The formula is developed by the U. S. Department of Education and Congress.
  • The individual is responsible for a minimum of $500 toward tuition and the $50 cost of the CDL packet from the Department of Finance and Administration.
  • Participants must submit a resume with a cover letter explaining how obtaining their Class A CDL will impact them and what they plan to do with their CDL license. Participants are encouraged to discuss companies they have researched and/or visited with in regards to jobs requiring a Class A CDL in their cover letter.  

Application for this scholarship must be made in person with the Director of Workforce Development. Please set up an appointment by calling 501-977-2132.

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

TAA is a federal program of the United States government to act as a way to reduce the damaging impact of imports felt by certain sectors of the U.S. economy.

For more information, visit www.doleta.gov/tradeact/.

Cost

$3,500

There will be additional fees for the CDL packet, which includes the written and skills exam. This packet can be picked up at your local Revenue Office. This fee is not included in the cost of the program and will be the responsibility of the participants. You will need an original birth certificate, photo id, and social security card to pick up your CDL packet.

Workforce and Community Education Registration and Refund Policy

UACCM reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. If a course is canceled, students may transfer credit to an upcoming class or request a full refund of payment. All refunds will be issued by check and sent through the mail and can take up to two weeks to process. If a student is unable to attend a course, requests for refunds or transfers of 100% of payment must be made at least 24 hours prior to the first class meeting.