How to Get a Class A CDL | Class A CDL ELDT Training

Class A Requirements

As of February 7, 2022, all drivers seeking a CDL for the first time must meet new entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements before continuing on with skills training. In this step-by-step Class A CDL ELDT guide, we will walk you through the required steps needed to obtain a Class A CDL and meet ELDT requirements. Before we begin, a Class A CDL applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old to get your CDL
  • Proof of United States Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Have a valid Driver's License

Basic Steps to Getting a Class A CDL

  1. Review CDL Requirements
  2. Take a FMCSA-Approved Class A Theory Course
  3. Get a DOT Med Card & CDL Permit
  4. Complete CDL Skills Training
  5. Take a CDL Skills Test
Get Started with the C1 Class A Online Course Today!
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Understanding Class A ELDT Requirements

The new ELDT regulation was mandated in February of 2022 to ensure all new drivers are given the same standard of training on a federal level. ELDT or Entry-Level Driver Training mandates were put in place for anyone obtaining a Class A CDL for the first time; current CDL Class A holders are excused. Class A training must be completed by an FMCSA-approved training program that is registered with the Training Provider Registry (TPR). New drivers will need to complete the Class A Theory ELDT course before they are able to continue with CDL skills training.

C1 Class A Theory Course

Don't skip this one important step! To help drivers fulfill the new ELDT requirement C1 Truck Driver Training has administered an FMCSA-approved Class A Theory online course. For just $119, the online course is made up of 30 units covering content from Basic Operation, Safe Operating Procedures, Advanced Operating Practices, Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions, and Non-Driving Activities.

Course Specs

  • Self-Paced - No Time Limit
  • Audio Version - Listen on the Go
  • Free Downloadable Certificate
  • Use on Any Device
  • Full Refund Satisfaction Guarantee

The course is equipped with study questions at the end of each unit to help you retain information for the proficiency exam that will become accessible after all units and study questions are completed. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the course. You can take the exam as many times as needed at no additional charge to pass. After receiving a passing score, your results are automatically transmitted to the FMCSA, and you are permitted to continue with your Class A training.

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C1 Truck Driver Training has been training America's truck drivers for over 35 years, with proven training methods and three locations. Our experienced and professional staff of driving instructors are well-trained, seasoned truck drivers with years of real-world trucking experience. Get started today with our online Class A Theory course or in-person training at our Indianapolis, IN, Springfield, MO, or Fort Worth, TX, locations.

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* Course not valid for the state of Washington.