Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training Courses

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Tuition and total costs are estimates based on students who qualify for in-district rates. This estimate is based on 2023-2024 tuition and is subject to change for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

CDL Professional Truck Driver Class:

Course Title Length                Tuition (Flathead and Lincoln County Residents) Equipment Fees           Esitmated Total Cost
HEO 103   Professional Truck Driver 8 weeks approximately $989.10 $2,100.00 $3,089.10

The course includes class “A” CDL, 40 hours of drive-time, plus the following endorsements:

  • School Bus
  • Passenger Endorsement

In addition, students can earn an endorsement in the following area through advanced study on their own. (Talk with your instructor for more information in obtaining the additional endorsements.): 

  • HazMat training for hauling hazardous materials
  • Double trailers
  • Triple trailers
  • Tanker

Steps to Obtain a CDL

Meet Prerequisites.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must hold a current Montana driver’s license
  • Must present a birth certificate or passport
  • Must have proof of in-state residence
  • Cannot have any DUI’s in the past five years
Apply to FVCC as a non-degree student.
Contact the academic advisor 406-756-3893 to arrange a time to pick up the CDL packet and register for course
  • This will have the necessary paperwork and forms for your physical and drug test.
Schedule a D.O.T. Physical.
  • Make an appointment for your Dept. of Transportation (D.O.T.) physical at the FVCC Student Health Clinic
  • Phone: (406) 756-4331
Pay at least half the total cost for the program at the Business Office.
  • $200 will be non-refundable for the cost of the physical and drug test.
  • You can pay with a card by calling (406) 756-3831.
Complete a Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) Physical Exam.
  • Read and fill out the paperwork before your appointment.
  • Bring your receipt of payment to your appointment with the FVCC Student Health Clinic which is located in the Rebecca Chaney Broussard Center in room 136.
Pass a drug test.
  • After your physical, you will receive a drug test kit.
  • Take the kit directly to Valley Medical at 2425 US HWY 2 East, Evergreen for the drug test.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact an advisor.

Academic Advisor Program Advisors
OT 109 Mark Twichel, OT 215
(406) 756-3893 (406) 253-9750
OT@fvcc.edu mtwichel@fvcc.edu


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