CDL Training

Course Overview

The Montana Operating Engineers Apprenticeship and Training Program offers an entry-level training course for drivers interested in obtaining their Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). 

This course will equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain a Class A CDL and meets the current FMCSA ELDT regulations. 

The total course length is 4 weeks. Students will be in the classroom during the first week of class to prepare for the Montana Written CDL exam. The final three weeks of training will be a mixture of classroom and behind-the-wheel training to develop the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a commercial vehicle and pass the Montana CDL Driving Exam. 

The Entry-Level Driver Training Course is open to the general public.




Costs include: ELDT Course, classroom materials, Montana CDL written examination costs, use of tractor-trailer for the Montana CDL Pre-trip/Skills/Road Test, pre-training drug screen, DOT Physical, and HAZMAT background check (if needed) - $4,500