Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program

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The most affordable CDL Truck Driving program in Maine!

Eastern Maine Community College is proud to present our CDL training program! This program is designed to get new CDL drivers licensed and on the road within 8 weeks. A cut above other CDL  programs in Maine, EMCC’s training will include a strong focus on safety and real world driving practice. Regular weekday training sessions will be held year round. Our CDL program is also the most affordable in central Maine.

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Scheduled Class Start Dates

March 25th
June 3rd

  • Class time held Monday – Friday 8am-4:30pm, but times are flexible
  • Driving times and schedules to be determined in class

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 truck driver 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.

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 Preferred
Immunization Records (MMR and Diphtheria/Tetanus within past 10 years)

Course Costs & Requirements

Tuition: $4,700
DOT Physical and Alcohol & Substance Screening: $167 – Please bring Concentra Authorization for Examination Form
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 – Application and test date set during class
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 truck 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.