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The Truck Driver Training (Class A) program (29.5 CEUs) at the College of Southern Maryland is designed to provide skilled drivers for the transportation companies in the Southern Maryland area and beyond. We provide quality training with an emphasis on safety, using good equipment, and a small faculty/student ratio.

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This program includes both classroom instruction and practical experience behind the wheel, on a private training range, and on public streets and highways. Students learn driver courtesy, safety, vehicle inspections (pre and post), basic control, shifting, backing, docking, coupling, and uncoupling, trip planning, logging to meet DOT compliance, HAZMAT, and accident reporting. Students completing all program requirements will be prepared to take the Class A Commercial Driver’s License skills exam.

Students must have a valid Maryland CDL license, valid Department of Transportation (DOT) card and a CDL Learner’s Permit to participate in in-person courses of the program. Student will be required to bring these items to the orientation. Students should meet with the program coordinator at least two weeks prior to the start of the program for orientation.

This workforce training certificate consists of the following classes:
  • TRA-7100 CDL Preparation Classroom
  • TRA-7200 CDL Safe Vehicle Operation
  • TRA-7300 CDL Basic Vehicle Skills
  • TRA-7400 CDL Advanced Skills and Road Development
  • TRA-7500 Simulated Road Hazards Defensive Driving
If you are interested in applying to our CDL program, please complete the CDL pre-registration application and submit as an upload when you register for orientation along with an upload of a current official copy of your driving record. For more information email

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Workforce Training Certificate: CDL Truck Driver - Class A


Adams, Joseph - 301-934-2251

Classes :4

Classes to Complete : 4  

Description : Through lectures, labs, and driving exercises,  participants gain skill in safely managing the operation of a commercial vehicle in  various driving s...  (More)

Certificates Price:  



Class ID: 836

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM; starting 8/9/2023, ending 8/9/2023

Start date: 08/09/23

End date: 08/09/23

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Joseph Adams  2.Steven Montgomery  3.Paul Wood 

Location : Virtual, Virtual Campus: Virtual Class Location : 
  Virtual, Virtual Campus: Virtual Class.

Please read: Students must upload a completed CDL ...More

Tuition and Fees: $0.00


Class ID: 826

Schedule : Online 24/7; 4 sessions; starting 6/12/2023, ending 6/15/2023

Start date: 06/12/23

End date: 06/15/23

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Joseph Adams  2.Steven Montgomery  3.Paul Wood 

Tuition and Fees: $179.00




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