Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program

CDL Classes Start Fall 2018!

This program is designed to get new CDL drivers licensed and on the road within 8 weeks. A cut above other CDL programs, EMCC’s training will include a strong focus on safety and real world driving practice. Regular weekday training sessions will be held year round. Night and weekend sessions starting in January 2019.

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Training Will Cover:

Knowledge required to pass the CDL learner’s permit test
One-on-one driving instruction
Proper use of Log Books
Trip Planning
In Depth Vehicle Operation
Safety & Defensive Driving
Plus Much More!

This training course is a great supplement to many of our academic and trade programs and can help you obtain work in many industries experiencing a high demand for CDL drivers.

Current Schedule for Fall 2018 Classes

October 22th through December 14th

  • Monday – Friday 8am-4:30pm
    Driving times and schedule to be determined in class

Course Description

78 hours of classroom time, plus 25.5 of lab work
44 hours driving time including range & road

Admissions Requirements:

Must be 18 years old
Valid Maine Driver’s License & Clean Driving Record
Ability to pass random drug screenings
DOT Physical
High School Diploma/GED
Immunization Records (MMR and Diphtheria/Tetanus within past 10 years)

Course Costs

Tuition: $4,700
DOT Physical and Alcohol & Substance Screening: $167 – conducted at Concentra
Textbook: Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook by Alice Adams: $50.25 –  EMCC’s Bookstore 
Driving Record for the past three years: $7 – Click here for State of Maine Driver’s Record Check Service
CDL Learner’s Permit: $70
Endorsements (Optional) $20 each
• Hazardous materials
• Tank Vehicles
• Double/Triple Trailers


The Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training Center will provide instruction for those seeking to obtain Class A and B driver licenses. The center will eventually serve students and trainees at four of the state’s community colleges, including Eastern Maine Community College. The program will utilize a fleet of trucks donated to the college by Dead River Company, including three Kenworth T800 trucks, a Freightliner FL70, and a Navistar 4900.