Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program

CDL Trucks

The most affordable CDL Program in Maine!

Eastern Maine Community College’s Commercial Drivers License (CDL) program can get you on the road in as little as 10 weeks. Our program focuses on safety and real-world driving experience.  Classes held year-round.

Key Outcomes

Job title: Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver

Top employers for this job in Maine:

  • Roehl Transport
  • Walmart
  • J.B. Hunt Transportation
  • Western Express

Starting Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000


Upcoming Dates and Location

Start Date – Full Course End Date – Full Course Start Dates – Road & Range End Dates – Road & Range
6/14/21 8/27/21 6/28/21 8/27/21
8/30/21 11/5/21 9/13/21 11/5/21
11/15/21 1/21/22 11/29/21 1/21/22
1/31/22 4/8/22 2/14/22 4/8/22
4/18/22 6/24/22 5/2/22 6/24/22
7/11/22 (subject to change due to holiday week) 8/16/22 7/18/22 (subject to change due to holiday week) 8/16/22

Application Requirements


Program Costs

Tuition: $5,000

DOT Physical, Alcohol/Substance Screening: $167 – required. Concentra Authorization for Examination Form

Textbook: $60 – Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook and Workbook by Alice Adams. Available at the EMCC Bookstore.

CDL Learner’s Permit: $70 – Application, payment, and test date scheduled during first week of class

Endorsements (optional but strongly recommended): $20 each. $60 total.

  • Hazardous materials
  • Tank vehicles
  • Double/triple trailers

TOTAL PROGRAM COST: $5,357


Grant Funding Assistance

Scholarships – Eastern Maine Community College Foundation

Eastern Maine Development Corp. WIOA program – Contact Kim Donovan, KDonovan@emdc.org, 207.561.4043, for eligibility requirements

Competitive Skills Scholarship ProgramClick here for more information about this program.

Maine Community Foundation – The Maine Community Foundation offers scholarships for non-traditional students. Click here for more information or contact Cherie Galyean, CGalyean@mainecf.org, 207.412.2017.

HOPE Program Navigator (for Penobscot, Hancock, Piscataquis, Washington, and Northern Waldo counties) – Email Suzanne Graves-Hall, Suzanne.graveshall@maine.edu, 207.356.9154. Fax: 207.581.2532. Toll-free: 1.800.281.3703.