Eastern Meets New Nationwide CDL Training Requirement

As of February 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now requires any new driver pursuing a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or specified endorsement for the first time to complete the Entry-Level Drive Training (ELDT) from a registered provider. 

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Workforce Education Department is able to assist new drivers in meeting this qualification. Individuals subject to the ELDT regulations include those applying to obtain a Class A CDL for the first time or those looking to upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL.  

Individuals that held a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) issued before February 7, 2022, are not subject to the ELDT requirements, if they obtained a CDL before the CLP expires. 

Eastern’s CDL program provides instruction and on-the-road training in a big rig and prepares trainees to pass West Virginia’s CDL Permit and the state’s CDL Licensing exams.

For more information about Eastern’s CDL program, call 304-434-8000 or email WorkforceED@easternwv.edu.