Frequently asked questions
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For Theory training through cdlonline.com all prices are in the course listing.
For Behind-the-Wheel training you will need to reach out to a provider to get pricing for their programs. Prices vary in each state and with each school.
You will get an activation email shortly after signing up for a course.
The email was already used to create an account. Emails may not be duplicated. Contact us if you have encountered this problem.
The email may have gone to your spam folder.
If you use an unusual email domain it will sometimes not send the activation email. Contact us to get this resolved.
Yes. The online course meets the federal ELDT requirements for the theory training only. You will still need to do the written testing at the DMV for your permit. Once you have your permit you will need to complete behind the wheel training through a registered provider. After you pass competencies and get signed off by the provider you will be eligible to do the skills test through the state’s skills testing agency.
This course meets the Federal ELDT Theory requirements and results are automatically entered into the Training Provider Registry. Each state verifies your completion through the Training Provider Registry so each state should accept the results from this course.
These courses are designed to let you work at your own pace. Your progress will be saved so you can pick up where you left off. Each course provides an estimated time in the course details but it will be different depending on your knowledge coming in.
Before you go to the DMV he DMV will be able to verify your results in their system based on your driver’s license number. The certificate is not proof of completion for the DMV, it is just for your records.
For a Hazmat endorsement you must take an ELDT Theory course first, then take the written test at the DMV, and get a background check through TSA to receive your TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) card. You can find more information about the TSA background check at TSA Hazmat.
For a Tank endorsement or a Doubles/Triples endorsement you only need to take the written tests at the DMV. If you would like a study guide you can use the ones available through this site. No ELDT requirements.
For a School Bus endorsement you need to complete the ELDT Theory course for both School Bus and Passenger and take the written tests at the DMV. You will also need to complete Behind-the-Wheel training with a Registered Provider and take a CDL Skills Test.
For a Passenger endorsement you need to complete the ELDT Theory course, take the written test at the DMV, complete Behind-the-Wheel training with a Registered Provider, and take a CDL Skills Test.
This depends on the industry you want to work in. Certain industries require endorsements while others do not. Contacting prospective employers is a great way to determine if you need any endorsements or not.
Class A allows you to operate a vehicle with a total (Both truck and trailer) weight or
GVWR of 26,001 lbs or more. You can also pull a trailer weighing 10,00 lbs or more. These are typically:
Tractor-trailers (18 wheelers)
Tractor trailer buses
Truck and trailer combos (doubles and triples)
Most of Class B and C trucks
Class B allows you to operate a vehicle with a total GVWR weight of 26,001 lb or less.
You can also pull a trailer weighing 10,000 or less. These are typically:
And most class C vehicles
ELDT stands for Entry Level Driver Training. Any person who gets a CLP on or after February 7, 2022 must meet the requirements. Also, any person who wants to add a S, P, or H endorsement will need to meet the requirements.
ELDT THEORY training prepares you to take the written tests at your local DMV. After completing the online course you will have the knowledge to pass the written tests related to the Class permit you are trying to obtain.
ELDT BEHIND-THE-WHEEL training provides you with hands-on training through a registered provider. This experience helps you become proficient in the skills you will be tested on at the end of your training.
You can view Registered Providers in the Training Provider Registry.
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