• Commercial Driving

    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 (CDL).  The theory, range & public road curriculums meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Entry-Level Driver Training regulations.  The program provides ongoing enrollment with a flexible schedule. 


    Step 1: CDL Theory - $150

    • Online self-paced curriculum & Textbook

    • Curriculum Modules:

      *CDL Class A – 30 Modules
      *CDL Class B – 29 Modules
      *CDL Class B to CDL Class A Upgrade – 22 Modules

    • To demonstrate proficiency students must earn a score of at least an 80% on each Module Assessment – If a student does not achieve an 80% the first time they can retake the assessment

    • Must complete within 90 days from start date

    • Permit not required to enroll in this component

    • Need to complete Intake forms to enroll – must have email address included

    • Student will need access to a computer to complete the theory component. Arrangements can be made if student does not have own computer access.

    • If students find themselves having difficulty with the theory component modules please reach out to The Center for Learning so arrangements can be made for putting appropriate supports in place. 

    Step 2: Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) Range - 60 Hours - $3,000

    • Includes: Pre-trip, Shifting, Maneuverability, & Evaluation of Skills

    • Will start new students each month

    • Prerequisite: Must have CDL Learner’s Permit to enroll in this component

    • Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed all required Theory Modules and achieved at least an 80% on each Module Assessment.

    • Prerequisite: Must sign Self-Certification for DOT regulations

    Step 3: Behind-the-Wheel (BTW): Public Road

    • Evaluation in Range determines hours required

    • 20 hours ($1,000); 30 hours ($1,500); 40 hours ($2,000)

    • Complete drive time to prepare for Road-Test

    • Prerequisite: Must have successfully mastered skills of the Behind-the-Wheel:  Range

      Upon successful mastery of required skills – a student’s training certificate will be submitted to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Registry so that the student is eligible for taking the DMV Scheduled Road Test. 

    Step 4: DMV Scheduled Road Test

    Program Requirements

    • All Training (Theory, BTW: Range, BTW: Road) must be completed within one year of each other

    • CDL Class A – must be 21 years or older

    • CDL Class B – must be 18 years or older

    • Valid New York State Driver’s License

    • CDL Class A or Class B Learner’s Permit

    • CDL-B to CDL-A Upgrade:  Students must have current CDL-B License with Manual Transmission Driving Experience and CDL-A Learner’s Permit

     Refresher Course

    Do you already have your CDL-B or CDL-A License and need a refresher?  We will customize a refresher course for you.  Let us know how many hours you need and we will give you a price.  Will need copy valid CDL License to enroll.


    • 2020 Kenworth T880 Tandem Daycab – 13-speed

    • 2012 International Single Axle Daycab – 10-speed

    • 2013 International Roll Back – 6-speed

    • 2007 International Dump Truck – 13-speed

    Additional Information

    • Scheduled times for Range and Public Road are arranged by the instructor with students and are made available days, nights, weekends to fit any schedule.

    • Class size is limited for this program

    • If you require additional driving time beyond package purchased, the rate is $100 per hour or in packages of 10 hours for $500.

    • Permit, Road Test, & License Fees are additional expenses with NYS DMV.

    • Refund Information:

    • *   There is no refunds allowed for Theory Fee. 

      *   Request for refund must be made in person, by phone or by email at The Center for Learning, 12 Allen Street, Auburn, NY 13021 (315) 253-4899 or c4learn@cayboces.org

      *   Refund requests prior to first day of Range or Road will be 100%

      *   Any refund request after student starts Range or Road hours will involve a calculation of the hours completed by the student at a rate of $100 per hour instead of a package deal rate and any difference will be refunded.