APPROVED ELDT TRAINING FOR CDL LICENSE

Required in ALL STATES to get a Class A or Class B CDL License

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MEET THE ELDT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.

All new CDL drivers are required to complete Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT).

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ELDT Endorsement courses

MEET THE ELDT ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS

New CDL drivers who want to have a Passenger, School Bus or Hazmat Endorsement must complete ELDT Endorsement courses and Class A or B ELDT.

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Online ELDT Training Options

Meet Your FMCSA CDL Requirements

Individuals who obtain a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) on or after February 7, 2022 will need to complete this course before they will be permitted to take their CDL skills test.

ELDT CLASS A CDL COURSE

This course must be completed before a driver can take their skills test for their Class A CDL.
This course covers the 30 units for the CDL Class A ELDT as mandated by the FMCSA.
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ELDT CLASS B CDL COURSE

This course must be completed before a driver can take their skills test for their Class B CDL.
This course covers the 29 units for the CDL Class B ELDT as mandated by the FMCSA.
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ELDT CLASS B TO A CDL UPGRADE

This course must be completed before a Class B license can be upgraded to a Class A license if a CLP was issued on or after Feb 7, 2022.
Covers the 22 units for the CDL Class B to A ELDT upgrade mandated by the FMCSA
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ELDT Endorsement Courses

Individuals wishing to have a Passenger (P), School Bus (S) or Hazardous Material (H) endorsement on their CDL will need to complete the associated course if they received their commercial learner’s permit (CLP) on or after February 7, 2022.

CDL PASSENGER ENDORSEMENT COURSE

Mandatory for (P) Endorsement on CDL.
You must complete this course before you will be allowed to take the skills test for Passenger Endorsement.
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CDL SCHOOL BUS ENDORSEMENT COURSE

Mandatory for (S) Endorsement on CDL.
You must complete this course before you will be allowed to take the skills test for School Bus Endorsement.
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CDL HAZMAT ENDORSEMENT COURSE

Mandatory for (H) Endorsement on CDL.
You must complete this course before you will be allowed to take the knowledge test for Hazardous Materials. More info start now

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Easily meet your CDL ELDT training requirements!

Regardless of the state that you will be driving in, these Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) courses are a requirement for anyone who plans to get their CDL License. But rather than sit in a classroom, you can take them from the comfort of home… on your own schedule!

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ELDT Training for CDL

Entry Level Driver Training
Class A CDL Course

Individuals who obtain a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) on or after February 7, 2022 will need to complete this course before they will be permitted to take their CDL skills test.

ELDT Training Topics

Class A CDL Course Overview

Basic Operation

  1. Orientation
  2. Control Systems/Dashboard
  3. Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
  4. Basic Control
  5. Shifting/Operating Transmissions
  6. Backing and Docking
  7. Coupling and Uncoupling

Safe Operating Procedures

  1. Visual Search
  2. Communication
  3. Distracted Driving
  4. Speed Management
  5. Space Management
  6. Night Operation
  7. Extreme Driving Conditions

Advanced Operating Practices

  1. Hazard Perception
  2. Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies
  3. Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings

Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions

  1. Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  2. Roadside Inspections
  3. Maintenance

Non-Driving Activities

  1. Handling and Documenting Cargo
  2. Environmental Compliance Issues
  3. Hours of Service Requirements
  4. Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
  5. Post-Crash Procedures
  6. External Communications
  7. Whistleblower/Coercion
  8. Trip Planning
  9. Drugs/Alcohol
  10. Medical Requirements

 

Required for ALL new drivers who want to get their Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

This course is mandatory to complete before you can take your CDL Skills Test for a Class A License. It is recommended that you complete this program before you take your Skills Test since the course covers many of the topics that you will be tested on. 

Vehicles you can operate with a Class A CDL

A Class A CDL license is required to operate any vehicles with a gross combination weight of at least 26,001 pounds, including a towed vehicle heavier than 10,000 pounds.

 

Example vehicles:

  • Tractor-trailers
  • Truck and trailer combinations, including double and triple trailers
  • Tractor-trailer buses
  • Tanker vehicles
  • Livestock carriers
  • Flatbeds

* Depending on the vehicle you plan to drive, you may need to ALSO complete a CDL Endorsement course before you can take the tests associated with adding them to your license.

ELDT Training
Class A Course FAQ

Yes. If you are getting your Class A License for the first time, you are required to complete the Class A ELDT Course before you can take any State administered Skills Tests. 

Yes! You can find the course listed in the FMCSA Training Provider Registry by searching for “ELDT Direct” and clicking “Online”. 

The FMCSA requires that you complete both Range and Public Road behind-the-wheel training with a CDL school, in addition to taking this course.

Yes! Upon completion of the course, you will be able to immediately download your Certificate of Completion. The record for your completion will also be uploaded directly to the FMCSA Training Registry so that your record can be seen by your CDL driving school and/or state examiners.

The classes cover the topics specifically mandated by the FMCSA based on the Class of CDL you intend to hold. If you are planning to get a Class A CDL, then you should take the Class A Course. If you are planning to get the Class B CDL, then you should take the Class C Course to meet the ELDT theory requirements.

Yes! This course is completely online, so you can take it from the comfort of home, at your leisure. There are two parts to the ELDT training requirements: Theory and Behind-the-Wheel. This online course will cover your Theory requirement. 

Entry Level Driver Training
Class B CDL Course

Individuals who obtain a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) on or after February 7, 2022 will need to complete this course before they will be permitted to take their CDL skills test.

ELDT Training Topics

Class B CDL Course Overview

Basic Operation

  1. Orientation
  2. Control Systems/Dashboard
  3. Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
  4. Basic Control
  5. Shifting/Operating Transmissions
  6. Backing and Docking

Safe Operating Procedures

  1. Visual Search
  2. Communication
  3. Distracted Driving
  4. Speed Management
  5. Space Management
  6. Night Operation
  7. Extreme Driving Conditions

Advanced Operating Practices

  1. Hazard Perception
  2. Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies
  3. Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings

Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions

  1. Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  2. Roadside Inspections
  3. Maintenance

Non-Driving Activities

  1. Handling and Documenting Cargo
  2. Environmental Compliance Issues
  3. Hours of Service Requirements
  4. Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
  5. Post-Crash Procedures
  6. External Communications
  7. Whistleblower/Coercion
  8. Trip Planning
  9. Drugs/Alcohol
  10. Medical Requirements

Required for ALL new CDL drivers who want to get their Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

This course is mandatory to complete before you can take your CDL Skills Test for a Class B License. It is recommended that you complete this program before you take your Skills Test since the course covers many of the topics that you will be tested on. 

Vehicles you can operate with a Class B CDL

A Class B CDL is required to operate a single vehicle with a gross combination of weight of at least 26,001 pounds or any vehicle that is towing another vehicle weighing up to 10,000 pounds.

 

Example vehicles:

  • Straight trucks
  • Large buses, such as city buses, tourist buses and school buses
  • Segmented buses
  • Box trucks, such as delivery drivers, couriers and furniture delivery
  • Dump trucks with small trailers

* Depending on the vehicle you plan to drive, you may need to ALSO complete a CDL Endorsement course before you can take the tests associated with adding them to your license.

ELDT Training
Class B Course FAQ

Yes. If you are getting your Class B License for the first time, you are required to complete the Class B ELDT Course before you can take any State administered Skills Tests. 

Yes! You can find the course listed in the FMCSA Training Provider Registry by searching for “ELDT Direct” and clicking “Online”. 

The FMCSA requires that you complete both Range and Public Road behind-the-wheel training with a CDL school, in addition to taking this course.

Yes! Upon completion of the course, you will be able to immediately download your Certificate of Completion. The record for your completion will also be uploaded directly to the FMCSA Training Registry so that your record can be seen by your CDL driving school and/or state examiners.

The classes cover the topics specifically mandated by the FMCSA based on the Class of CDL you intend to hold. If you are planning to get a Class B CDL, then you should take the Class B Course. If you are planning to get the Class A CDL, then you should take the Class A Course to meet the ELDT theory requirements.

Yes! This course is completely online, so you can take it from the comfort of home, at your leisure. There are two parts to the ELDT training requirements: Theory and Behind-the-Wheel. This online course will cover your Theory requirement. 

Entry Level Driver Training
Class B to Class A Upgrade Course

Individuals who wish to upgrade their Class B CDL to a Class A CDL are required to take this course before they will be permitted to take their CDL skills test.

ELDT Training Topics​

Class B to Class A Upgrade Course Overview

Basic Operation

  1. Orientation
  2. Control Systems/Dashboard
  3. Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
  4. Basic Control
  5. Shifting/Operating Transmissions
  6. Backing and Docking
  7. Coupling and Uncoupling

Safe Operating Procedures

  1. Visual Search
  2. Communication
  3. Distracted Driving
  4. Speed Management
  5. Space Management
  6. Night Operation
  7. Extreme Driving Conditions

Advanced Operating Practices

  1. Hazard Perception
  2. Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies
  3. Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings

Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions

  1. Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  2. Roadside Inspections
  3. Maintenance

Non-Driving Activities

  1. Hours of Service Requirements
  2. Fatigue and Wellness Awareness

Required for drivers who want to upgrade from a Class B CDL to a Class A CDL License.

If you hold a Class B CDL you will need to take this course before you can upgrade your current Class B CDL to a Class A CDL.

ELDT Training
CDL Class B to A Upgrade Course FAQ

Yes. If you currently hold a Class B CDL and you want to upgrade to a Class A CDL, you will need to complete this course before you can take any State administered Skills Tests. 

Yes! You can find the course listed in the FMCSA Training Provider Registry by searching for “ELDT Direct” and clicking “Online”. 

The FMCSA requires that you complete both Range and Public Road behind-the-wheel training with a CDL school, in addition to taking this course.

Yes! Upon completion of the course, you will be able to immediately download your Certificate of Completion. The record for your completion will also be uploaded directly to the FMCSA Training Registry so that your record can be seen by your CDL driving school and/or state examiners.

These classes cover the topics specifically mandated by the FMCSA based on the Class of CDL you intend to hold. Since you already hold a Class B CDL, this training covers the gaps between Class A and Class B training. 

Yes! This course is completely online, so you can take it from the comfort of home, at your leisure. There are two parts to the ELDT training requirements: Theory and Behind-the-Wheel. This online course will cover your Theory requirement. 

No. You will need to complete this course and complete Range and Public Road behind-the-wheel training with a CDL school. 

Entry Level Driver Training
CDL Passenger Endorsement Course

ELDT Training Topics

CDL Passenger Endorsement Course

  1. Post-Crash Procedures
  2. Other Emergency Procedures
  3. Vehicle Orientation
  4. Pre-Trip, Enroute, and Post-Trip Inspection
  5. Fueling
  6. Idling
  7. Baggage and/or Cargo Management
  8. Passenger Safety Awareness Briefing
  9. Passenger Management
  10. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
  11. Hours of Service (HOS) Requirements
  12. Safety Belt Safety
  13. Distracted Driving
  14. Railroad (RR)-Highway Grade Crossings and Drawbridges
  15. Weigh Stations
  16. Security and Crime
  17. Roadside Inspections
  18. Penalties and Fines

Required to get a (P) Passenger Endorsement on your CDL in ALL States.

This course is required if you plan to drive a commercial vehicle where you will be driving a passenger transportation vehicle such as a city bus. You must complete this course before you can take the Skills Test for the (P) Endorsement. 

This endorsement is different from the (S) School Bus Endorsement which is specifically for driving a school bus.

ELDT Training
CDL Passenger Endorsement Course FAQ

Yes. If you want to have a (P) Endorsement on your CDL, you must take this course. You must complete it before you can take the Passenger Endorsement Skills test. 

Yes! You can find the course listed in the FMCSA Training Provider Registry by searching for “ELDT Direct” and clicking “Online”. 

Yes. The FMCSA mandates that you must complete either Range OR Public Road behind-the-wheel training with a CDL school, in addition to taking this course if you are adding a Passenger Endorsement (P) to your CDL.

Yes! It’s recommended that you complete this course before you take the Knowledge Test for the Passenger Endorsement. However, it is required to be taken before you can take a Skills Test for the endorsement.

Yes! Upon completion of the course, you will be able to immediately download your Certificate of Completion. The record for your completion will also be uploaded directly to the FMCSA Training Registry so that your record can be seen by your CDL driving school and/or state examiners.

The Passenger Endorsement (P) is required if you plan to operate a vehicle that seats 16 or more people, including you, the driver. The School Bus Endorsement (S) is required if you plan to operate a school bus. In some cases, you may need to have both, while in others, you may only need to have one endorsement.

Yes! This course is completely online, so you can take it from the comfort of home, at your leisure. There are two parts to the ELDT training requirements: Theory and Behind-the-Wheel. This online course will cover your Theory requirement. 

CDL Entry Level Driver Training
CDL School Bus Endorsement Course

ELDT Training Topics​

CDL School Bus Endorsement Course​

  1. Danger Zones and Use of Mirrors
  2. Loading and Unloading
  3. Vehicle Orientation
  4. Post-Crash Procedures
  5. Emergency Exit and Evacuation
  6. Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
  7. Student Management
  8. Special Safety Considerations
  9. Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
  10. School Bus Security
  11. Route and Stop Reviews

Required to get a (S) School Bus Endorsement on your CDL in ALL States.

This course is required if you plan to drive a school bus. You must complete this course before you can take the Skills Test for the (S) Endorsement. 

This endorsement is different from the (P) Passenger Endorsement which is specifically for driving a large passenger vehicle OTHER than a school bus.

ELDT Training CDL School Bus Endorsement Course FAQ

Yes. If you want to have a (S) Endorsement on your CDL, you must take this course. You must complete it before you can take the School Bus Endorsement Skills test. 

Yes! You can find the course listed in the FMCSA Training Provider Registry by searching for “ELDT Direct” and clicking “Online”. 

Yes. The FMCSA mandates that you must complete either Range OR Public Road behind-the-wheel training with a CDL school, in addition to taking this course if you are adding a School Bus Endorsement (S) to your CDL.

Yes! It’s recommended that you complete this course before you take the Knowledge Test for the School Bus Endorsement. However, it is required to be taken before you can take a Skills Test for the endorsement.

Yes! Upon completion of the course, you will be able to immediately download your Certificate of Completion. The record for your completion will also be uploaded directly to the FMCSA Training Registry so that your record can be seen by your CDL driving school and/or state examiners.

The Passenger Endorsement (P) is required if you plan to operate a vehicle that seats 16 or more people, including you, the driver. The School Bus Endorsement (S) is required if you plan to operate a school bus. In some cases, you may need to have both, while in others, you may only need to have one endorsement.

Yes! This course is completely online, so you can take it from the comfort of home, at your leisure. There are two parts to the ELDT training requirements: Theory and Behind-the-Wheel. This online course will cover your Theory requirement. 

CDL Entry Level Driver Training
CDL Hazmat Endorsement Course

ELDT Training Topics​​

CDL Hazmat Endorsement Course

  1. Basic Introductory HM Requirements
  2. Operational HM Requirements
  3. Reporting HM Crashes and Releases
  4. Tunnels and Railroad (RR)-Highway Grade Crossing Requirements
  5. Loading and Unloading HM
  6. HM on Passenger Vehicles
  7. Bulk Packages
  8. Operating Emergency Equipment
  9. Emergency Response Procedures
  10. Engine (Fueling)
  11. Tire Check
  12. Routes and Route Planning
  13. Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (HMSP)

Required to get a (H) Hazardous Materials Endorsement on your CDL in ALL States.

This course is required if you plan to drive a commercial vehicle that is carrying hazardous materials. Many CDL drivers opt to get this endorsement for flexibility in what they are allowed to carry. If you are required to have a placard on the vehicle for the load you are hauling, then you are required to have a hazmat endorsement. You must complete this course before you can take the Knowledge Test for the (H) Endorsement. 

ELDT Training Hazmat Endorsement Course FAQ

Yes. If you want to have an (H) Endorsement on your CDL, you must take this course. You must complete it before you can take the Hazardous Materials Knowledge Test. 

Yes! You can find the course listed in the FMCSA Training Provider Registry by searching for “ELDT Direct” and clicking “Online”. 

No. The FMCSA does not require behind-the-wheel training to add a Hazardous Materials (Hazmat Endorsement) to your CDL. 

Yes! It is required that you complete this course before you take the Knowledge Test for the Hazardous Materials  Endorsement. 

Yes! Upon completion of the course, you will be able to immediately download your Certificate of Completion. The record for your completion will also be uploaded directly to the FMCSA Training Registry so that your record can be seen by your CDL driving school and/or state examiners.

Yes! This course is completely online, so you can take it from the comfort of home, at your leisure. There are two parts to the ELDT training requirements: Theory and Behind-the-Wheel. This online course will cover your Theory requirement.