Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program

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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.

CDL Skills Learned

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

CDL Admissions Requirements

  • Valid Maine Driver’s License & Clean Driving Record
  • Ability to pass random drug screenings
  • Immunization Records (MMR and Diphtheria/Tetanus within past 10 years)

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CDL Costs



Course Details & Schedule

July 29 – October 4, 2019

October 14 – December 20, 2019

December 30, 2019- March 6, 2020

March 9, 2020 – May 15, 2020

Week 1 through 3

Students will complete 78 hours of classroom time plus 25.5 of lab work.

8am to 4pm for the first three weeks on EMCC’s campus.

Week 4 through 10

Students will complete 44 hours of behind-the-wheel (road) and range (off-street).

Week 11

State of Maine Road Test*


Other CDL Course Options


Need to take the test again? Retest with our instructor using our vehicle.
Re-test fee: $215.

Hourly Practice Rate

Are you looking to get your Road & Range hours?
Hourly driving starting at $99.

*Three road test are included in the Full Course per student.


Grant Funding Assistance

Do you need help paying for this course?  We partner with the following organization to help students find funding and achieve their employment goals.