Commercial Driving






Ronald Brunty, Instructor, Class A CDL


2024-25 Sessions start in July 2024

Sessions run every 6 weeks

Scheduled session start dates-

July 9, 2024

August 22, 2024

October8, 2024

December 2, 2024

January 30, 2025

March 17, 2025

May 7, 2025


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.) * Not required for endorsement only classes i.e.. School/Passenger & Hazmat
  • Application Fee ($50 paid prior to class start for seat reservation)
  • DOT Physical-Results due to school 1 week before session start date and completed no more than 6 mos. prior to start date. Find DOT Physical providers here:
  • Current DOT Drug Screen- Results due to school 1 week before session start date and completed no more than *3 weeks before start date (* results from test taken for previous session admittance accepted if waitlisted to next session)
  • 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


Program Textbook



J.J. Keller

Entry-Level Driver Training



Employment Opportunities

Commercial Truck Long Haul Driving

Commercial Truck Driving Local Driving

Bus Operator

Delivery Driver and Heavy Equipment Hauler


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        (9292)


Program Cost

Class A - $4702

Class B- $1550

***Currently, Class A (includes endorsements) is being offered and Class B with school bus/passenger endorsement occurs within the Class A timeframe. Class A students are also eligible for Class B endorsements upon completion of the Class A course.

Call the Adult Programs office at 304-766-0108 for information on Class B training.



BFCC Adult Student Application.pdf

Commercial Driving Program Application.pdf

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