• 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. 

    Online Payments Accepted 
    You are now able to make payments online! To do so, please visit the following link (also located at the bottom of this page):
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    Step 1: CDL Theory - $220

    • Online self-paced curriculum 

    • Curriculum Modules:

      *CDL Class A – 48 Required Modules
      *CDL Class B – 46 Required Modules
      *CDL Class B to CDL Class A Upgrade – 40 Required 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 - $3,900

    • 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 ($1,300); 30 hours ($1,950); 40 hours ($2,600)

    • 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 master all of the BTW: Range requirements prior to using all of the 60 hours the balance of the hours will be applied towards Step 3: Behind-the-Wheel (BTW): Public Road.  If you use all 60 hours for the Range requirements then you will need to pay an additional amount for more time in Range (if necessary) and for the BTW: Public Road component. 
    • If you require additional driving time beyond package purchased, the rate is $200 per hour or in packages of 10 hours for $650.

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

    • Refund Information:

    • *   There is no refunds allowed for Theory Fee. 

    • *   BTW: Range or BTW: Road refund requests made prior to first day of class will be 100%.

      *   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

      *   Any refund request after student starts but does not complete BTW: Range or BTW: Road hours will involve a calculation of the hours completed by the student at a rate of $200 per hour instead of a package deal rate and any difference will be refunded. 

    • *   Refunds will not be considered if it has been longer than 6 months since the original enrollment date.