Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program

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The most affordable CDL Truck Driving program in Maine!

Eastern Maine Community College’s Commercial Drivers License (CDL) program can get you on the road in as little as 9 weeks. The program focuses on safety and real world driving experience.  Classes held year round.

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Next Scheduled Class Start Date

July 8, 2019
September 2019

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)

Course Costs Breakdown

Full Course Total Cost: $5,058

Course Details & Schedule

Week 1 through 3

  • Students will complete 78 hours of classroom time plus 25.5 of lab work.
    • The schedule is normally 8am to 5pm for the first three weeks.

Week 4 through 8

  • Students will complete 44 hours of behind-the-wheel (road) and range (off-street).
    • The schedule for weeks 4 through 8 is variable. It will be set during the first three weeks of class.

Week 9

  • State of Maine Road Test*
    • Road Tests will be scheduled during weeks 4 through 8

Skills you will Learn

  • 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

Other Course Options

Road & Range Only

Have you already completed class room and lab time and have your CDL A Permit?
Take our Road & Range Only Class for $3,504.


Need to take the test again? Retest with us and get two hours of practice time included.
Re-test fee: $413.

Hourly Practice Rate

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


*One test per student per program included free of charge.