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After School Class A CDL Training

This is Michigan's only after school CDL program that allows high school students aged 18 or older to get their CDL before graduation!

All classroom training takes place at set times. BTW training is by sign up. Each student will sign up for range and road time that works best with their schedule. Students are expected to be at their chosen training session. There is a limit of two (2) students per truck per session. Only time spent at the controls of the vehicle during these sessions will be entered into the federal training registry. 

SPRING SESSION
April 2024 - May 2024

Registration Deadline:
March 18, 2024

Orientation:

March 18, 2024 

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

Classroom:

April 2 - April 19

Weekdays 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

BTW:

April 22 - May 17

Weekdays: 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Students permitted to leave school or the ISD are able to schedule BTW sessions during daytime hours. 

All times Eastern

FALL SESSION
September 2024 - October 2024

Registration Deadline:
August 26, 2024

Orientation:

August 26, 2024

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Classroom:

September 9 - September 27

Weekdays 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

BTW:

September 30 - October 25

Weekdays: 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Students permitted to leave school or the ISD are able to schedule BTW sessions during daytime hours. 

All times Eastern
On Your Own Time CDL Training North Michigan & Upper Peninsula
High School After School Class CDL Training North Michigan & Upper Peninsula

NO FORCEDTESTING

We do not have set testing schedules for our students. We will only schedule State Skills Tests when the student is fully prepared, on their schedule. No student will be expected to test if they are not comfortable. 

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Students must be 18 at the time of orientation. 

ORIENTATION

Orientation takes place two weeks before the class start date. All students will have to take a pre-employment drug screen at this orientation. Appointments for their DOT physical and their Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) will be made for them in the two weeks between orientation and class. They also MUST bring the following to orientation:

  • $500 Non-Refundable Deposit

  • Driver's License

  • Original Birth Certificate (or Certified Copy)

  • Social Security Card

CLASSROOM TRAINING

Classroom training is after school Monday through Friday for three weeks. If school is cancelled for the day, class is also cancelled and will be rescheduled on a make-up day. If a student must miss class due to other obligations, such as work or appointments, arrangements to make up the lesson can be made. Students MUST bring the following items with them to the first day of class:

  • Remaining Tuition Balance

  • Driver's License

  • Commercial Learner's Permit

  • DOT Physical Card

RANGE AND ROAD TRAINING

All students must have their CLP, driver's license, and Fed Med card on them at all times while training. If any of these documents are missing, they will not be able to train until they have them. 

Range training includes:

  • Alley Docks—90° and 45°

  • Parallel Parking

  • Off-Set Backing

  • Straight Line Back

 

Road training will include rural and city driving time. Road training will also include instruction on:

  • Nighttime Driving

  • Skid Control/Recovery

  • Extreme Driving Conditions

  • And More

 

All training is compliant with FMCSA Entry Level Training requirements and and the State of Michigan Department of Driver Education. All training must be completed for entry into federal database and the CDL Skills Test. 

In order to provide quality training to each individual, BTW training is limited to two (2) individuals per truck. Observation time cannot be used for their entry into the federal registry. Only actual time can be registered. 

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