This course is designed to help you obtain your Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) as quickly as possible. The program includes two full days of classroom lecture and hands-on practical training in preparation for the written Class B General Knowledge Test and the Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection practical test. Road Safety is covered in-depth, with emphasis on Risk Assessment, Hazard Avoidance, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection and Driver’s Daily Logs.
After passing the DMV Class B General Knowledge Test and a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, students will contact instructors to schedule thirteen (13) hours of one-on-one training, which includes Behind-the-Wheel vehicle operation, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection, and intensive Backing Drills. Once the student and instructor are confident of student readiness, instructor will schedule a test date and accompany the student in a MGCC vehicle to the DMV testing site for the test.
Trainee Requirement Details
Behind-the-Wheel (Range): 5-hours
Behind-the-Wheel (Road): 8-hours
Online Curriculum: Self-Paced
DMV Skills Test: 3-hours
Total Instruction: 24 hours
- Student must possess a valid CDL learner’s permit, DOT physical and complete a minimum pre-trip inspection class of one hour prior to operating a MGCC vehicle and/or attempting DMV test.
- The student must complete all behind-the-wheel road and range training within six (6) months of the course start date.
- The student must complete the online curriculum within forty-five (45) days from the course start date and score at least 80% or higher on knowledge assessment or quizzes.
The student must secure a valid Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) and satisfy all the course objectives before scheduling a state-administered skills test using a MGCC vocational vehicle.
CDL Testing Events
CDL Testing Events (PDF)
Financial Assistance Funding
Qualifying Virginia residents may be eligible for FastForward financial assistance, which could reduce the cost of tuition by two-thirds.
For more information and to register, please contact:
Robin Jennings, FastForward Career Coach
Kylie Hendrickson, FastForward Career Coach