How Long is CDL School?

by | Jul 26, 2021 | News, Truck Driving School

When you’re considering earning your CDL and getting on the road to a new career, one of your biggest questions besides “How much is it going to cost,” is likely “How long will it take?”

We get it. You’re excited about a new career path and ready to get started as soon as possible. 

Well, we have good news for you! Within weeks, you can earn your CDL and even have a job lined up! 

How long is CDL School?

While it can depend on a number of factors, earning your CDL will typically take about 4 weeks depending on the program you choose and the availability. Some CDL schools, like CDL of AL, also offer a fast-track two-week course for students who already meet certain requirements, but these often have limited availability with spots going fast.

For most, including those who don’t meet the required prerequisites, the traditional four-week course is the way to go. Even then, you can still earn your CDL within weeks.  

CDL of AL’s 2 Week Skills-Only Course 

The 2-week course is a limited time course that is offered during certain times of the year to individuals who have already completed the required prerequisites. This is perfect for those who are looking to improve their skills without needing the full 4-week course. This course is offered Monday through Friday and will be completed in 2 short, high-paced weeks. Once you finish the course, you will be eligible to take the skills test and earn your  CDL, which is included in the cost. 

Who Is This Course For?

This course is perfect for any student who already has a permit and wants to grow their skills. After you take this course, you will take the class A CDL exam and will be ready to go. 

The Full 4-Week Course

The 4-week full course is for any entry level driver who is looking to take a driver training course. This course is to earn your commercial learner permit and commercial drivers license. Your course will include 4 weeks of hands-on training including theory, vehicle inspection, backing maneuvers, manual or automatic transmission training and safe road training. 

Is This Class Right For You?

If you want to have companies running to hire you, this is the right class for you. Most of our students get jobs lined up as they are still in this course with us. Even if you think that you live too far away from our course, this class can still be right for you. We will include lodging if you live outside of 30 miles of the campus. 

No matter what kind of course you are looking for we have you covered. If you are new to commercial driving, or if you want to improve your skills with the skills course, the experts at CDL of AL will be happy to help! Reach out to us with any questions, or apply online today!