Entry Level Driver Training FAQ's

On February 7, 2022, the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) placed a mandate requiring new training guidelines for all drivers seeking to obtain their Class A or Class B CDL, looking to upgrade from a Class B to Class A, and drivers seeking to gain a first-time School Bus(S), Passenger(P), or Hazardous Materials Endorsement.

Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements were designed to create a consistent Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training level. Thus, new drivers seeking their CDL now have a new minimum training standard across the country.

The following drivers MUST complete ELDT training from a company on the FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry before they are allowed to take the CDL knowledge test.

  • Drivers seeking a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time
  • Drivers upgrading an existing Class B CDL to Class A CDL
  • Drivers obtaining a first-time School Bus (S), Passenger (P), or Hazardous Materials (H) Endorsement

The FMCSA TPR or Training Provider Registry is the official network of registered training providers qualified to train entry-level drivers seeking a CDL to improve highway safety.

C1 has provided high-quality CDL training to the future drivers of America for over 35 years. We are listed on the Training Provider Registry (TPR) and have a curriculum in place that meets all ELDT requirements as set forth by the FMCSA. This includes offering the mandatory theory (knowledge) and behind-the-wheel (BTW) training as part of our program.

Additionally, C1 offers an easily-accessible online course for drivers seeking to obtain the hazardous materials endorsement (H) to both individuals and businesses.

If you seek full Class A CDL training, click here to learn about our C1 Truck Driving tuition assistance programs. The self-paced online hazardous materials endorsement (H) theory course is $99; we also offer special bulk purchase pricing for company accounts.

Getting started with online Hazardous Materials Theory training from C1 is easy. Individual users can simply go here to complete payment and registration for instant access. Company users may complete the contact form on this page to receive further information on how to get started with our special pricing options and administrative tools.

Yes, upon scoring an 80% or higher on the Theory proficiency exam, results will automatically be submitted to the FMCSA and you may proceed with scheduling to take the CDL knowledge test at a local licensing agency.

We strive to provide you with the best possible experience. We offer a full refund satisfaction guarantee. However, if you have an issue with our course at any point, please contact us so we can make it right. All sales are considered final upon a successful proficiency submission to the FMCSA via the Training Provider Registry (TPR).