Class A ELDT Theory Training Online Course

What is Class A Theory Training?

As of February 7, 2022, all drivers seeking a Class A CDL for the first time must meet entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements. For Class A CDL drivers, this entails completing an FMCSA-approved Class A theory training course and exam before completing CDL skills training and testing. This one important step is now mandatory to obtain your Class A CDL.

Class A Theory Online Course

Our online Class A Theory course is backed by over 35 years of experience training professional drivers and is approved by the FMCSA. This course covers all requirements to comply with the Entry Level Driving Training (ELDT) mandate. C1 Truck Driver Training is registered with the FMCSA Training Provider Registry (TPR) list of approved schools.

The Class A Theory Online Course consists of 30 units covering the basic operating characteristics of a Commercial Motor Vehicle. Each unit provides study questions upon completion to help students retain information throughout the course. Upon completing all units, a proficiency exam will be administered with a required passing score of 80% or higher. The exam can be taken as many times as needed until the student receives a passing grade and results can successfully be submitted to the Training Provider Registry.

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  • Self-paced - No time limit

  • Audio Version - Listen on the Go

  • Free Downloadable Certificate

  • Use on Any Device

  • Full Refund Satisfaction Guarantee

  • Automatic FMCSA Submission


Just $119

One-time charge no matter how many tries it takes to receive a passing score!

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Company Accounts

Need to train your company drivers?

Our company accounts are ideal for meeting ELDT Class A requirements quickly. It's easy to set up instant access for any number of drivers!

  • Bulk Pricing Options
  • Driver Progress Monitoring and Reporting
  • Invite Users with an Admin Dashboard
  • Instant Result Transmission to the FMCSA
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Class A Theory Course Overview

The C1 Truck Driver Training online course is made up of 30 units including:


Basic Operation

  • A1.1.1 - Orientation
  • A1.1.2 - Control Systems and Dashboard
  • A1.1.3 - Pre-trip, Enroute, and Post-Trip inspections
  • A1.1.4 - Basic Control
  • A1.1.5 - Shifting and Operating Transmissions
  • A1.1.6 - Backing and Docking
  • A1.1.7 - Coupling and Uncoupling


Safe Operating Procedures

  • A1.2.1 - Visual Search
  • A1.2.2 - Communication
  • A1.2.3 - Distracted Driving
  • A1.2.4 - Speed Management
  • A1.2.5 - Space Management
  • A1.2.6 - Night Operations
  • A1.2.7 - Extreme Driving Conditions


Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions

  • A1.4.1 - Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  • A1.4.2 - Roadside Inspections
  • A1.4.3 - Maintenance


Advanced Operating Practices

  • A1.3.1 - Hazard Perception
  • A1.3.2 - Skid Control Jackknifing and Other Emergencies
  • A1.3.3 - Railroad Highway Grade Crossing


Non-Driving Activities

  • A1.5.1 - Handling and Documenting Cargo
  • A1.5.2 - Environmental Compliance Issues
  • A1.5.3 - Hours of Service Requirements
  • A1.5.4 - Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
  • A1.5.5 - Post-Crash Procedures
  • A1.5.6 - External Communications
  • A1.5.7 - Whistleblower-Coercion
  • A1.5.8 - Trip Planning
  • A1.5.9 - Alcohol and Drugs
  • A1.5.10 - Medical Requirements

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C1 offers a full refund satisfaction guarantee as we strive to provide the best overall course experience. If at any time you have an issue or have questions about our course, please contact us so that we may address any problems. All sales are considered final upon a successful proficiency results submission to the FMCSA via the Training Provider Registry (TPR).

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* Course not valid for the state of Washington.