Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Earn a Commercial Driver’s License as a major step toward job security, flexibility and upward mobility.

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CDL Tuition Increase - Effective February 1, 2024

Effective February 1, 2024, the CDL-A Tractor Trailer Training tuition rate will increase to $6,000. Individuals that can prove domicile and residency in Virginia for at least 12-months may be eligible to apply for the FastForward Grant funding to cover two-thirds of the cost of the tuition. The final tuition cost for participants that qualify for this funding would be $2,000.

NOTE: Financial assistance is available for income-eligible students which can cover all tuition costs. If you have any questions concerning Tuition Assistance, please email tuitionassist@ccwa.vccs.edu.

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Train for a Fast-Growing CDL Career

Truck drivers and commercial vehicle operators enjoy flexible, reliable work that allows them to travel locally, regionally and nationally. CCWA’s commercial driver’s license courses have helped Virginians advance in these careers for over two decades, training workers for companies like VA Eagle, ABC, Green Rock, Dory Foods and many more.

Our comprehensive programs will provide the skills and opportunities needed to be successful in a truck driving career. Our industry experts assist graduates with job placement for local, regional and over-the-road positions. This course, offered in Chester and Richmond, will certify an individual to drive Class A commercial motor vehicles. 

We offer funding options that students or job seekers can take advantage of to kickstart their career at low or no cost. And thanks to the efficiency of our programs, you’ll be ready to hit the road in just a few weeks.

*Financial support is provided for this course to all Virginians, subject to availability.

Truck Driver Training (CDL) in Chester (Brightpoint Community College)

All classes are held from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekday Training / Monday – Friday:
Classes meeting in Chester:

Sept 16 - Oct 11
Sept 30 - Oct 25
Oct 14 - Nov 8
Oct 28 - Nov 22
Nov 11 - Dec 6
Nov 25 - Dec 20
Dec 9 - Jan 10 (2025)

Weekend Training / Saturday & Sunday:
Classes meeting in Chester:

Sept 28 - Dec 8
Nov 2 - Jan 26 (2025)

Richmond/Henrico CDL Courses

Weekday Training / Monday – Friday:
Automatic Transmission: 

Jun 24 - Jul 18
Jul 22 - Aug 15
Aug 19 - Sept 12
Sept 16 - Oct 10
Oct 14 - Nov 7
Nov 11 - Dec 6
Dec 9 - Jan 3 (2025)

Weekend Training / Saturday & Sunday:
Oct 5 - Nov 24
Nov 30 - Jan 19 (2025)

Jobs

In-demand jobs

Short-term training

Short-term, hands-on training

Connection to trucking

Connection to national trucking associations

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Takeaway Skills

  • Tractor trailer operation
  • Road safety
  • Handling commercial equipment
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of the program?
The cost of the program is $4500 however, we offer different funding options. Depending on which one(s) you are eligible for, CDL training can be free. Reach out directly to see if you qualify.
How long is the program?
The curriculum is delivered in 160 hours (20 days).
Can you help me get a job?
Job placement is not guaranteed but CCWA has partnerships with many companies and can provide aid in preparing for apprenticeship opportunities or interviews.

Contact Us Contact us to learn more about how you can utilize CCWA’s offerings and receive the best available pricing for current courses. 

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