Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – General Information
Before training begins:
CDL training starts with obtaining a CDL permit. Students will study for and obtain the permit on their own timeline with mentoring, information and assistance available from our training staff. You must have a DOT medical card and a CDL permit before entering the CDL driver training classes at Aims. DOT medical cards are obtained from a medical professional (some family doctors or specific CDL/DOT locations) and are required before you can receive a learner’s permit. A written exam is required to obtain a CDL permit, and can be taken at the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) license office. CDL driver manuals (information, study guides) are usually available online at the DMV website and at DMV offices. The CDL permit is valid for one year, so the student can access driver training.
Written Test Requirements for Class A:
Written Test Requirements for Class B:
Other Class Information and Requirements:
CDL Training Offered Through Aims Community College
Class A – Tractor Trailer Combination
Class B – Straight Truck / No Trailer
Includes Backhoe, Loader, Dozer, Grader, Skid-steer, and all-terrain forklift.
All training occurs at the Aims Community College Fort Lupton site and is customized for the customer. The training is provided by certified National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) trainers. We also partner with Colorado Contractor Association in providing training for local construction companies.
Cost and Length
Backhoe training cost is $1,500 for 30 hours (three days)
Skidsteer / Forklift training length is a half-day each
All other classes are by quote
Meet current CDOT standards. Class schedules and locations are customized to fit individual's or companies' needs. Class sizes vary and cost per individual depends on size of class. Walk-in flagger training available by appointment.
Payment for Training
No federal payment available. Aims Community College or veteran financial aid is available for any class.