Free Training Provider Registry Guide

Get all of your frequently asked questions answered in this complete guide to the Training Provider Registry (TPR). We'll cover everything from understanding what the Training Provider Registry actually is to explaining its importance when it comes to Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT). Let's get started...

What is the Training Provider Registry?

The Training Provider Registry is an FMCSA online database designed to improve road safety by ensuring all entry-level drivers receive comprehensive training from a self-certified training provider before obtaining a CDL, upgrade, or endorsement.

The Training Provider Registry helps to connect training providers, entry-level drivers, and State Driver Licensing Agencies while implementing a level of compliance with essential safety regulations.

Why is the Training Provider Registry Important to Drivers?

A company/entity listed on the Training Provider Registry must certify that they meet Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements. These requirements are designed to create a more consistent level of Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training standards on a much wider scale. Prior to February 7, 2022, each state had its own CDL requirements, and there was not a universal set of regulations for new truck drivers. The FMCSA has created the ELDT mandate for all training providers to follow to ensure that drivers meet the same safety standards, regardless of state, school, or CDL training. If training is received from a company/entity NOT listed on the Training Provider Registry, drivers will be turned away from testing at their local licensing office locations.

How Do Training Providers Get Listed on the Registry?

Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) providers are required to self-certify that their training curriculum meets the minimum Federal standards set forth in the ELDT regulations.

It's necessary that each entity register its company and location(s) to appear in the Training Provider Registry and submit driver training certification information as required by ELDT regulations.

What are the Training Provider Registry Basic Requirements?

Training providers must comply with criteria in 5 key areas in order to be listed in the official FMCSA Training Provider Registry. This includes:

  1. Curriculum

    Both theory and behind-the-wheel (BTW) instruction must cover all topics outlined in 49 CFR part 380 appendices A through E.

  2. Facilities

    Classroom and range facilities must comply with all applicable Federal, State, and/or local requirements.

  3. Instructors

    Theory and BTW instructors must meet the definition in ยง380.605.

  4. State Licensing

    Training providers must comply with applicable laws and regulations of any State where they conduct in-person training.

  5. Vehicles

    All vehicles used during training must comply with applicable Federal and State safety requirements and be in the same group and type that driver trainees intend to operate for their CDL skills test.

Additionally, when providing information for the Training Provider Registry, it is required that basic information be submitted for each location that will be listed. This ensures that the same level of criteria is being met at each place where a driver may receive the training. The information required when registering includes:

  • Provider name and contact information
  • Facility name and contact information
  • Whether driver enrollment is open to the public or by private enrollment
  • Type of training provided, average training hours, and average training cost
  • Third-party affiliations, certifications, or accreditations

What Do Training Providers Submit to the Registry?

In order to provide proof that ELDT requirements have been satisfied, training providers are required to submit the following information:

  • Driver-trainee name, date of birth, license/permit number, and state of issuance
  • CDL class/endorsement and type of training completed (behind-the-wheel or theory)
  • Total number of clocked hours spent behind-the-wheel (BTW) (if applicable)
  • Training provider name, location, and TPR ID number
  • Date of successful completion of training

How is Information Sent to the Training Provider Registry?

There are two ways to show that training requirements have been satisfied:

  1. Manual entry into the Training Provider Registry web system
  2. Using the TPR Web Service Interface, visit https://tpr.fmcsa.dot.govDeveloperToolkit for more info on how this works.

Is C1 Truck Driver Training Listed on the TPR?

C1 Truck Driver Training is listed on the official Training Provider Registry (TPR) and has 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. Visit our admissions page for more information on how to get started.

Additionally, C1 Truck Driver Training offers an online version of the mandatory Hazardous Materials (H) endorsement theory training to both individuals and businesses. As part of the ELDT requirements, this training is now required prior to taking the knowledge test for the HazMat endorsement. Individual users can sign up and get started now, or if you're a business seeking to offer this training to your drivers, you may complete the form on this page for special company pricing.