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Commercial Driving License Options

At Northwest Florida State College, we are opening our doors to help you obtain your CDL license. Whether you need testing for Class A, B or C license, a refresher course before you attempt the driving test, or want to branch out into the opportunities provided by the open road, we are here to support you. View our options below.

CDL

Before testing at our site, you may want to consider participating in our Expedited Test Prep. This training consists of at least a few hours of review before test day. We will review pre-trip inspections and controlled skills maneuvers you will be tested on. Please keep in mind you will want to plan a short-term training session within five days prior to being tested.

We are open to all drivers testing for Class A, B or C. You will supply the vehicle that you will use during the drive test so the pre-trip will be specific and relevant for test day. Northwest Florida State College has the option for you to test for Class A in one of our semi-tractor and trailer combination vehicles for an additional fee. All other combinations and classes will require you to provide the vehicle you will be testing for in the short-term training option.

EXPEDITED TEST PREP
CDL CLASS Fees COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE PROVIDED
Class A, B, C $150.00 for 3 Hours No
Class A, B, C $50.00 for each additional Hour No

Our New Driver Training Program consists of a 5-Week program to help new drivers looking to become a holder of a Class A license. The goal is to help individuals enter the trucking industry whether that be for local, regional or Over-the-Road (OTR). Our training prepares individuals to complete a full bumper-to-bumper inspection of tractor and trailer combination vehicles, practice controlled skills maneuvers and drive the vehicles on the road.

In addition, we will have class time to review Logs, Hours of Service, Pre-Plans and more. Students will practice on a state-of-the-art driving simulator where they will experience potential conditions and scenarios faced by truck driving professionals.

To get started, you will need to obtain the following prior to the start date of class.

  • CDL Class A permit
  • DOT Medical Card
  • Drug Screen

Please keep in mind when scheduling your appointments to ensure the location is DOT approved, and be prepared for delays obtaining these items due to safety regulations.

 NEW DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM
5 Week Program  Fees
Tuition $3,900.00
Books $50.00
Uniform $100.00
Testing $450.00
Total $4,500.00

Submit your REGISTRATION FORM for our August 23 or October 11 class today! 

Test Day and Fees

For those in the community who simply need to take the test, please call 850-729-5301 or email cdl@nwfsc.edu to schedule a time slot. Testing will occur regularly on Wednesdays and Fridays each week.

Required documents you will need to bring with you for test day are listed in the chart below. For those who were required to obtain a DOT approved Medical Card, please bring that with you as well.

If there is a need for cancellation, 24-hour notification will be required prior to test day. No Refunds will be granted. Lack of documentation will result in NO TESTING AND A LOSS OF FEES. Pre-registration is required, and fees are due at the time of registration.

 CDL CLASS  INITIAL FEE RETESTING FEE VEHICLE PROVIDED  REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Class A  $450.00  $150.00  No
  • Valid Class A Learner’s Permit
  • Valid Driver’s License
Class B  $450.00  $150.00  No
  • Valid Class B Learner’s Permit
  • Valid Driver’s License
Class C  $450.00  $150.00  No
  • Valid Class C Learner’s Permit
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Current Vehicle Registration
  • Proof of Insurance
 Class A, B, C  $450.00  $150.00  No
  • Valid Class A,B & C Driver’s License
  • Current Vehicle Registration
  • Proof of Insurance
 Class A  $600.00  $150.00  Yes
  • Valid Class A,B & C Driver’s License
  • Current Vehicle Registration
  • Proof of Insurance

**To use our vehicle to test with after short-term training