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Commercial Driving

The Center for Learning
12 Allen Street
Auburn, NY  13021
P:  (315) 253-4899
F:  (315) 253-2972

The Commercial Driving Program is designed to provide adults in our community an opportunity to qualify for a Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License. The program is ongoing and includes theory instruction and individual driving experience.
  • Safety/Rules
  • Gauges
  • Transmissions
  • Air Brakes
  • Tractors/Trailers
  • Coupling/Uncoupling
  • Driving Techniques
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • The Log Book
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Preventative Maintenance

  • Class A - 21 years or older
  • Class B - 18 years or older
  • Possess valid New York State license
  • Possess CDL Class A or B learner's permit obtained at NYS Department of Motor Vehicles with the following endorsements:
    • Class A: General Knowledge, Air Brake, and Combination
    • Class B: General Knowledge and Air Brake
  • Passed D.O.T. physical
  • Transition for CDL - B to CDL - A: Students must have current CDL - Class B License with driving experience and CDL Class A learner's permit
  • Refresher for CDL-B or CDL-A:  Student must have current CDL License
  • Successful students should possess the following:
    • good driving history
    • good physical condition
    • good vision/depth perception

How to Get Started?

  1. Call The Center for Learning to obtain both the Intake Form and the Student Survey or by going to the Forms section
  2. Return completed Intake Form and Student Survey
  3. Provide a copy of your learner's permit
  4. Provide payment to The Center For Learning at 12 Allen Street, Auburn, NY 13021


Customizable Programs

  • Transitioning from CDL-A to CDL-B
  • CDL-A Refresher
  • CDL-B Refresher
  • Must start with 2 hour evaluation with instructor to determine number of necessary hours. Programs available include: 30 hours; 40 hours; 50 hours; and 70 hours.

Flexible Class Schedule

  • On-going enrollment (new students begin each month)
  • Times are determined by instructor and students (2-3 hour sessions)
  • Days, evenings, and weekends available


Program Options/Costs as of July 1, 2017:
CDL-A for up to 90 hours:         $4,050
CDL-B for up to 60 hours:         $2,700
Refresher for CDL-B or CDL-A: 20 hours: $900
2 Hour Evaluation for $200 required for below options:
Transition from CDL-B to CDL-A:   
40-50 hours: $1,800-$2,250
Farm Experienced Driver needing CDL: 
20-30 hours:  $900-$1,350
Additional Cost Information:  If you require additional driving time beyond the allowed hours, time can be scheduled at the rate of $100 per hour,
or in packages of 10 hours for $450.  Permit, road test and license fees are additional expenses with NYS DMV.
These are package deals.   If a student does not complete a program and would like a refund, the cost will be calculated at $100 per hour for the
number of hours completed by the student.

To Sign-Up for Program

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES
Center For Learning
12 Allen Street
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 253-4899

Class and Driving Location

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES
Regional Education Center
1879 W. Genesee St. Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021


CDL Brochure
Intake Form
Intake Survey
DMV Information


Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
Syracuse District Office
333 East Washington Street, Room 230
Syracuse, NY 13202
1 (800) 782-6164

Cayuga County Employment and Training Department
Cayuga Works Career Center
199 Franklin Street, Suite 204
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 253-1590

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The Center for Learning
12 Allen Street
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 253-4899





Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D.
District Superintendent of Schools

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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