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CDL Class B UPGRADE    NEW!

If you currently hold a Class B CDL and are looking to upgrade to a Class A license, this program will provide you with all of the Federally mandated training to become a fully licensed driver. Obtaining a Class A CDL requires a certified provider to attest that you have completed three main components -  ELDT (entry-level driver training) which covers classroom or online-based knowledge, Range or Skill Driving, and Public Road behind-the-wheel proficiency. This program enables you to complete all of the training in a timely and cost-effective manner. This program is recommended for those who have held a Class B license for a minimum of one year.

In order to be eligible for the in-person skills and driving portion, you must pass the (included) online classroom ELDT and obtain your CDL Class A Learner's Permit from the Montana Motor Vehicle Division well before the first night's meeting. The online portion covers approximately 25 hours of material, but may take individuals more or less time to complete, depending on previous knowledge and experience. Appointment wait times for the permit test vary by station location, and may be up to week or more. You must successfully pass three portions of the written permit test: General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and Combination Vehicle. You must hold your Permit at least 14 days before you are allowed to take the practical exam.

Class will start with a brief re-fresh and review of your current knowledge and introduction to your class vehicle. Class will break into 2-to-1 or 1-1 on Saturday and Sunday to maximize your time with the instructor and direct hands-on experience. During your time spent out of the vehicle, it is expected that you will review material already covered and prepare for your upcoming test. Each driver will spend time both driving and observing to enhance the learning experience. Open road training will include in-town and highway driving.

After the class, you can choose to take your pre-trip, skills, and drive exam with our truck (at no extra cost!) or in your own truck, if you have one.

 

 
  • CDL Class B UPGRADE
  • Fee: $1,495.00
    Dates: 7/26/2024 - 7/28/2024
    Sessions: 3
    Building: Airport Campus
    Room: 204
    Instructor: Bjorn Strand
    Click on class title for important details.
    Students MUST hold a Class B license for minimum 1 year prior to enrollment.

    Hours include: 6-9pm Friday, and 8am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday, excluding 2 x 1-hour meal breaks.

    Once driving hours are successfully logged, you will be eligible to take your full CDL exam in a Helena College vehicle. Testing may be scheduled as early as Monday, July 29.
 

  • CDL Class B UPGRADE
  • Fee: $1,495.00
    Dates: 8/16/2024 - 8/18/2024
    Sessions: 3
    Building: Airport Campus
    Room: 204
    Instructor: Bjorn Strand
    Click on class title for important details.
    Students MUST hold a Class B license for minimum 1 year prior to enrollment.

    Hours include: 6-9pm Friday, and 8am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday, excluding 2 x 1-hour meal breaks.

    Once driving hours are successfully logged, you will be eligible to take your full CDL exam in a Helena College vehicle. Testing may be scheduled as early as Monday, August 19.
 

 

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