Public Safety Training Center
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.
Knowledge required to pass the CDL learner’s permit test
One-on-one driving instruction
Proper use of Log Books
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.
78 hours of classroom time, plus 25.5 of lab work
44 hours driving time including range & road
Must be 18 years old
Valid Maine Driver’s License & Clean Driving Record
Ability to pass random drug screenings
High School Diploma/GED Preferred
Immunization Records (MMR and Diphtheria/Tetanus within past 10 years)
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 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.