Commercial Driver Training – CDL A Certificate Program
BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS
Lisa Charles, 160 Driving Academy, Branch Manager
The Commercial Driver’s License Certification verifies that students have completed 160 hours of training in 3 phases:
- Classroom Training– 1st week of training that prepares students for the written exam administered by NJ DMV to obtain a validated permit (A free copy of the CDL Manual can be obtained from DMV and the 3 key sections are: General Knowledge, Airbrakes and Combination Vehicle)
- Yard Training-After passing ALL 3 sections and obtaining a validated permit, students will proceed to the yard for hands on training to learn the Pre-Trip Inspection, Airbrakes, along with Skills and Maneuvers.
- Road Training-Once students have mastered Skills & Maneuvers safely, they will progress to on the road training with an instructor to get prepare for the state road test at DMV.
Please note: The NJ Permit cost is $125.00 (Valid for 6 months)
Hours of Training: 8AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week
Total Training Hours: 160
4 Week Program
Tuition Cost: Please contact the Branch Manager
Funding Sources Available:
- Self-Pay/Payment Plans
- Partner Trucking Carrier Sponsorships
- WIOA County Grants
Transfer Agreements by Academic Program: Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between Brookdale and other colleges and universities. These agreements define how the courses you complete at Brookdale will apply to your future bachelor’s degree when you transfer into a baccalaureate program.