Commercial Driving






Instructor, Ralph Rose, Class A CDL


Program Description

This program is offered during the day, 6- weeks, Monday through Friday from 7:30AM to 3:00PM.  This program will have classroom instruction consisting of map reading and trip planning, log book maintenance and hours of service, load distribution and redistribution.  The majority of the program will be spent driving.  


Program Entrance Requirements:

  • Ben Franklin Career Center Adult Application
  • Commercial Driving Program Application
  • Valid Level 3 Class E Driver’s License (Noted on Driver's License)
  • 18 Years Old Prior to Enrollment with one year of Level 3 Class E Licensed Driving Experience; Must be infraction  free for 1 year
  • No Driving Under the Influence offenses in last two years
  • No felony convictions as listed under DOT regs for Commercial Driving
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Test Certificate (GED, TASC , etc.)
  • Application & Registration Fee ($100 paid prior to class start for seat reservation)
  • DOT Physical before class begins (within 6 mos. of start date) Find DOT Physical providers here:
  • Current DOT Drug Screen within 2 weeks of start date
  • Payment arrangements (Program costs must be paid in Full at first class date)
  • Basic Reading and Math Skills
  • Able to lift 100 pounds


For Program Specific Questions, Please Contact The Adult Program Offices At: 304-766-0108

Employment Opportunities


Classes *** Hours

Commercial Driving Class A (9283) 220

Commercial Driving Class B (9289) 75


Commercial Driving School Bus Endorsement (9290) 40

Commercial Driving Passenger Endorsement (9291) 15

Commercial Driving Hazardous Materials Endorsement 15

Tanker and Double/Triple Endorsements are also included as part of the full program



Program Cost

Class A $4674.50

Class B TBD

***Currently, Class A (includes endorsements) is the only class being offered. Class A students are eligible for Class B endorsements upon completion of the Class A course.

Check back frequently for updates on a solo Class B class.



2022-23 BFCC Adult Application.pdf

Commercial Driving Program Application.pdf

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