Embark on Your Journey in Commercial Truck Driving

Passage CDL School provides students with a comprehensive Class A CDL training program that prepares our students to successfully obtain their commercial drivers license and accelerate their professional driving career in the transportation industry.

  1. Contact us & choose program start date (monthly enrollment)
  2. Attend orientation, tour facilities, complete onboarding
  3. Complete 4-week CDL Training
    • Week 1
      • Classroom CDL Theory Training
      • DPS written test
      • Get learner's permit (CLP)
    • Weeks 3 - 4
      • CDL Behind-the-Wheel Training
      • DPS CDL skills test
      • Get your Class A CDL
  4. Utilize job placement assistance with reputable employers
  5. Start your successful commercial driving career
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Program Summary

  • Class A CDL Training
  • Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Approved
  • FMCSA ELDT Registered Training Provider
  • WIOA Funding Approved
  • Course Length: 4 Weeks
  • Class Schedule: Monday – Friday (8am – 5pm)
  • Semi-Truck Vehicles: Tractor-Trailer Combination Vehicle with Air Brakes
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CDL Theory Training

Our CDL theory instruction is FMCSA ELDT compliant and performed in-person. CLD Theory is knowledge-based classroom instruction introducing students to commercial motor vehicle operations, safety procedures, and rules and regulations. A range of commercial driving topics are covered, including:

  • General knowledge
  • Basic & advanced operations
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Vehicle systems & reporting malfunctions
  • Transporting cargo safely
  • Air brakes, combination vehicles, special requirements, and human trafficking recognition and prevention
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CDL Behind-the-Wheel Training

CDL Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) training consists of comprehensive hands-on training in which students physically learn to inspect and safely operate a commercial truck-tractor combination vehicle. CDL BTW training is performed on our private driving range and on public roads. 

CDL BTW instruction enables students to put their commercial driver knowledge into practice and develop their operation skills. Students will practice basic to advanced backing and driving maneuvers, and learn to safely navigate city streets and the expressways. These subjects provide essential commercial driver skills training necessary to fulfill FMCSA ELDT criteria, and prepares students for the state required CDL skills test.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students must meet the following criteria at the time of enrollment.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at start of the program
  • Must possess a social security card
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to pass Department of Transportation physical and drug tests
  • Must be able to provide a motor vehicle record with an acceptable record (See DPS CDL Disqualifications)
  • Read, write and comprehend English

Upon admission, students must be able to complete the state Commercial Driver License Application forms.

WIOA Financial Aid

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Passage Education is approved to accept student Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) scholarship funding. WIOA assists eligible students with funding for training, and may cover the cost of tuition and fees for eligible students enrolling in our program. Prospective students are encouraged to apply for the WIOA program to determine eligibility.

  • To apply for WIOA, Click Here, watch the short video, and submit an application.
  • Visit a Workforce Solutions office and let them know you would like to join Passage Education’s Class A CDL Training Program
Workforce Solutions Texoma Offices

Fannin County

1205 East Sam Rayburn Drive
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: 903-640-0222

Grayson County (HQ)

2415 S. Austin Ave Suite 105
Denison, TX 75020
Phone: 903-463-9997

Cooke County

1311 North Grand Avenue Suite 200
Gainesville, TX 76240
Phone 940-665-1121

State CDL Testing

  • CDL Written Test - Receive a Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) - 2 Hours
    • CDL Written Exam Sections: (multiple choice testing)
      • General Knowledge
      • Air Brakes
      • Combination Vehicles
      • Special Requirements for Texas CMVs
    • Must score 80% or higher to pass written exams

  • CDL Skills Test - Receive Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - 2 Hours
    • Vehicle Inspection Test
      • Pre-Trip Inspection of Vehicle Exterior and Coupling System
      • In-Cab Inspection (Engine-off and Engine-on)
      • Brake Test (Pass/Fail)
    • Basic Vehicle Control Test
      • Straight-line Backing
      • Offset Backing
      • Parallel Parking
    • On-Road Driving

FMCSA Entry-Level Driver Training

  • Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations effective 2/7/2022 require that all entry-level drivers of commercial motor vehicles who are subject to ELDT regulations receive training from a provider listed on FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry.
  • ELDT is a single, national standard for obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL).
  • Drivers that are subject to ELDT requirements must complete mandated training when applying to:
    • Obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time
    • Upgrade an existing CDL to a Class B or Class A
  • Training must be completed before taking a CDL skills test or, if the driver is applying for the H endorsement, the knowledge test.
  • Only registered training providers will be able to submit certification of a driver’s completion of ELDT to the Training Provider Registry.
  • Additional training for Endorsements is required after February 7, 2022.

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