Northwest College

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)


Come and see what the CDL class is all about! We will take you from start to finish on the requirements of CDL, the requirements for the class, how the training works which is mostly self-paced, and cost and funding to help pay for the class. (orientation is free)

Please click here for CDL Orientation dates or to register

Outside view of the side of the CDL training lab trailer
Outside view of the back of the CDL training lab trailer

CDL Test Prep

We will also offer a Class A program for those who do not hold a commercial learner permit (CLP). This evening course is a combination of lecture, video and study materials and will give you a general review to help you pass the CLP exam. Graduates who pass the test receive a Class B or Class A learner’s permit from the DMV. Students must obtain a medical certification prior to testing.

Inside the CDL simulator trailer
Inside the CDL simulator trailer

CDL Course

Our curriculum-based, self-paced, hands-on approach to CDL training will provide students with the knowledge and skill-set needed to become a successful professional truck driver. Our training methods will include online instruction, in-depth classroom instruction, various hours and safety training on our Mobile Simulator, and behind-the-wheel training.

CDL truck from the side and back
Up front of the CDL truck from the side


Christi Greaham
Training & Development Program Associate